Health Officials Hear More Complaints About Nursing Facilities

There are more than 400 nursing facilities across North Carolina and South Carolina designed to provide therapy and safe homes for thousands of seniors. But a woman from Concord, NC is complaining that her husband was severely neglected at one of them. Some local health officials said despite how highly regulated the system is, they hear dozens of similar complaints every week and worry that … [Read more...]

Hospice Nurse Faked Cancer to Swindle $30,000 from Friends and Co-Workers

A hospice nurse in Colorado is accused of faking cancer in a plot to gain thousands of dollars from supporters and friends. Jennifer Risa Stover told friends and co-workers that she was battling uterine cancer. She was able to swindle them out of more than $30,000. Co-workers believed they were giving the money to Stover for her experimental treatments and mortgage. One co-worker even gave … [Read more...]

Cost of Long-Term Care Significantly Increases

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Recently, the Metlife Mature Market Institute released its annual survey of the cost of long-term care services, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day programs, and home care. And the results were anything but cheap. Overall, provider costs rose far faster than the rate of inflation. The only exceptions were home care services, … [Read more...]

Strom Law Firm Nursing Home Task Force

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Founded by former U.S. State Attorney Pete Strom in 1996, the Strom Law Firm has been fighting elder abuse cases for 15 years. The nursing home abuse lawyers at the Strom Law Firm take an aggressive approach to confronting the kind of egregious misconduct found in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We represent elderly clients and families who have … [Read more...]

22 Arrested in Hidden Camera Nursing Home Operation

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has arrested 22 current and former health care employees at two New York nursing homes.  The arrests were made after footage from hidden surveillance cameras showed neglect and other actions that endangered dependent residents. The first case took place at Northwoods Rehabilitation and involved the arrest of 14 individuals regarding incidents at the Extended … [Read more...]

Kentucky Nursing Home Accused of Medicare Fraud

ERLANGER, Ky. -- TheU.S. attorney's office in Erlanger, Kentucky has sued a nursing home for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. According to WLWT-TV in Ohio, Federal authorities claim Villaspring Health Care and Rehabilitation, parent company Care spring Health Care Management and its owner billed for services that "were so inadequate that they were essentially worthless." The lawsuit is said to … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Criminal Charges

 South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Some states provide criminal penalties for the abuse, neglect, or other mistreatment of nursing home residents. Historically, prosecution for crimes involving abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly were relatively infrequent. This was due in part to: the reluctance of older persons to report incidents or press charges; the fact that the … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Factors

Factors in a Nursing Home Lawsuit Building a Case of Negligence Against a Health Care Facility When a South Carolina nursing home or patient care facility places profit over adequate care whether due to inadequate supervision, understaffing or otherwise, and your loved one isinjured or  killed as a result, the nursing home should be held responsible for your losses. The Strom Law … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse: How to Prevent

Reducing Elder Abuse in South Carolina Prevent Abuse & Neglect: Know the Patient Bill of Rights Report Suspicions Immediately Learn the Signs Guard Against Exploitation The promise of a place that offers care and safety for you or a loved one is what nursing homes and long-term care facilities are supposed to deliver. And too many do not. We can no longer go about our lives … [Read more...]