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Q: Caregiver for senior with dementia and diabetes suspected of abuse/neglect. Who to report to?

It's practically a known fact that the caregiver for my girlfriend's father (who is also my neighbor) has been negligent to the point of abuse. However there is no solid proof of this. Adult Protective Services asked him if he wanted them to begin an investigation. The man has dementia and can... Read more »

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Aug 14, 2018

This sounds like neglect and you should contact the Elder services office again to report that you have this information.

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Q: Is not reporting an a death from e coli at a nursing home illegal?

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Jan 23, 2018

Depending upon how long ago the death occurred there may possibly be a nursing home malpractice/tort claim which you should investigate as soon as possible. This involves someone being appointed Personal Representative by the Probate Court to obtain medical records of the decedent for an evaluation... Read more »

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Q: resident in nursing home in mass, family suing how do I find info

resident in new England home for the deaf, danvers ma, died family suing how do I find info?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 25, 2015

Info on what? A case that was filed? Courts have case dockets that can be searched and/or clerk's offices where public case info or files can be requested. For some courts, some of this info is available online.

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