Category Archives: Nursing Home Negligence

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Is Nursing Home Abuse Underreported?

A new report released by the Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General suggests that many cases of severe nursing home abuse are never reported to the authorities. According to the Inspector General, 134 cases of physical or sexual abuse at nursing homes during 2015 were severe enough to require emergency care. Twenty-eight percent of these cases were initially not reported to the authorities. The only reason these cases…
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Nursing home arbitration agreements, continued

The operators of these nursing homes and long-term care facilities have an additional advantage over individuals and families who unwittingly agree to arbitration. Not only do the operators of the facilities draft the agreements, typically to their advantage, but they are typically dealing with a family in crisis and suffering emotional turmoil. The situation is often caused by an illness or accident. An elderly parent can no longer care for…
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Nursing home arbitration agreements, part 1

When you or one of your parents needs the services of a nursing home or long-term care facility, there are a lot of things on your mind. You worry if the home is the right place for your mom or dad. You want to be certain they receive the care they need in a positive and pleasant environment. And you most certainly do not want them to be neglected or…
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What are the signs or nursing home abuse?

According to the American Association for Justice, there are currently 1.4 million people living in nursing homes and assisted living centers in Philadelphia and throughout the rest of the country. Given this statistic, the odds are that you know someone personally who is currently living in one of these facilities. Having him or her there should provide you peace-of-mind in knowing that he or she is being cared for by…
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Woman claims her allegations of nursing home abuse went unheeded

When people in Philadelphia leave their loved ones in the care of a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, it’s typically done with the understanding that the facility staff will treat those loved ones with the same level of care and concern that they would receive at home. The residents staying at such facilities are usually elderly and/or infirm, and without the physical capabilities to protect themselves from abuse. Such…
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Nursing home accused of ignoring patients’ bed sores

When families in Philadelphia leave their loved ones in the care of a nursing home or care center, it’s typically with the understanding that the center’s staff will do all that they can to ensure that their new charge is taken care of. Yet leaving a loved one in the care of such a facility doesn’t eliminate the need for the family to continue to look out for his or…
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Victim’s daughter alleges nursing home negligence

It is a difficult decision to place a loved one in an adult-care facility. Many Philadelphia families struggle with trusting other people to care for an elderly relative. Unfortunately, sometimes fears of nursing home negligence are sometimes validated. One recent fatal incident is a reminder of this. A West Virginia woman is mourning her mother, and claims her mother’s caretakers were responsible for her death. She claims that the nursing…
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