My grandma (90) had recently been in an assisted living home. She has fallen many times in her past few years there. But the most recent time she fell and broke ribs and the people caring for her made the judgment call to not bring her to the hospital because they figured there’s not much to be... View More
I’m sorry to hear about your grandma’s falls in the assisted living facility. Repeated falls evidence a pattern and should trigger a healthcare facility to create a care plan to (attempt to) stop the falls. I doubt that was done in grandma’s case, which may be negligent on the ALF’s part....View More
She had had several strokes over a time period but the point of contact wasn’t told until this last one. The lady who owns the place has not even had a doctor come at all to assess her situation. I find this reprehensible!!
I am sorry to hear about Mom. The ALF Residents' Rights provide that every Florida ALF resident has a right to live in a safe and decent living environment, free from abuse and neglect. It sounds like Mom's care was questionable, so you should absolutely investigate. Contact a Florida...View More
This depends on the language in the power of attorney. However, most powers of attorney grant a broad array of powers, including the right of the attorney in fact to initiate litigation on behalf of the principal. Most of our nursing home abuse cases involving a still-living victim are brought by...View More
You can find public access to Pennsylvania’s civil court docket online. You can search by party name to locate either 1) the name of the injured nursing home victim or 2) the legal entity name of the negligent nursing home.
Most states have a 2 to 4 year statute of limitations on nursing home negligence claims. I am not licensed in Maine, so I could not tell you that state's time period to bring a nursing home abuse claim. However, delay is never a good idea if you believe you have a case. Call a local nursing...View More
I am so sorry to hear that your brother passed due to potential nursing home negligence. You should consult with a local nursing home abuse attorney to investigate what happened. In nursing home infection cases, the liability usually arises out of a facility's failure to react to a symptomatic...View More
I was recently in a medical malpractice suit against a nursing home on behalf of my husband who is now deceased. The suit ended unfavorable as the nursing facility responded to having no insurance and was threatening bankruptcy. Are nursing facilities required by law to have insurance?
Shockingly, many states allow nursing homes to go uninsured, or to be grossly underinsured. This is a major problem because nursing home companies will spring up and then go bankrupt like a corporate shell game. They do this in order to avoid judgments and creditors.
I am sorry for your loss. My firm is currently investigating multiple cases involving COVID-19 deaths in long term care facilities. We are finding that some facilities failed to follow basic infectious disease protocol and violated the standard of care in allowing sick people to interact with...View More
Sexual abuse in nursing facilities is sadly all too common. Whether the assault is staff-on-resident, or resident-on-resident, there are likely grounds to file a civil lawsuit. Seek out a qualified local attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse cases.
A nursing home can prevent a resident from seeing certain family members if they are a threat to the resident, but that rarely happens. If your family is being prevented from seeing your loved one, you should report that to your local state agency that deals with nursing home abuse. The NCEA has a...View More
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