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1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Texas on
Q: Are nursing homes required to have insurance?

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?

Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Aug 25, 2020

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.

The best bet is to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Q: I wish to explore litigation against a private shelter for negligence resulting in medical problems for me.

All is well documented and the shelter is private but falls under the oversight and it is funded by DHS in NYC

Charles K Sanders
Charles K Sanders answered on Aug 16, 2020

You can talk to you and experience personal injury lawyer in your state.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Nursing Home Abuse for Connecticut on
Q: How to find out a Corporation's liability insurer information, if have intent to sue for negligence?
John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak answered on Jun 9, 2020

Consider consulting with a personal injury attorney—with a confidential consultation. Many times personal injury attorneys will take cases on contingency where the client will not have to pay anything until money is recovered, part of the recovery goes to the attorney and part of the recovery... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Illinois on
Q: Can a Senior citizen have a private duty nurse or a family member stay with her if she needs care?
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on May 15, 2020

Certainly. But if she has a family member, there should be a contract written that the family member will be paid out of the estate at the rate of x per hour and will be reimbursed for her services upon death.

That is unless she can be paid now or they forego any payment.

4 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: My father was in an expensive nursing home in Massachusetts -- a nurse gave him Covid 19 and he died, can we sue them?
Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes answered on Apr 21, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with the other answer but I also wanted to share that you need to find an attorney as soon as you can, after doing your due diligence. You are going to need to subpoena a lot of documents and talk to the witnesses and get their deposition before their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Probate and Public Benefits for Georgia on
Q: When someone is sentenced by a judge to 180 days in probation detention center. Will that person serve the whole 180?
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Apr 5, 2020

Good question.

The answer it really depends on which jurisdiction the case is in. Some jails do 2 for 1 credit and some calculate jail time day for day. Also, because of the Coronavirus some jails are releasing persons jailed for less serious non violent crimes early.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I need a good lawyer in Dallas Tx. for alot of nursing home abuse/neglect including sexual crimes...
Deandra M Grant
Deandra M Grant answered on Mar 26, 2020

Are you trying to file criminal charges? File a civil lawsuit? Your question is not clear.

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Probate for California on
Q: A 24-hour facility hurt my grandparent. Please restore justice and protect my grandparent ASAP.
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Feb 16, 2020

There are attorneys who specialize in nursing home litigation. That is what you should be seeking. If that is not a category, then you can find one doing a search on (which doesn't track you the way g***le does).

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: A Nurse is forbidding consentual intimate relations between 2 consenting adults, what do I do
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

It could depend on the policies of the facility. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Texas on
Q: alzheimers patient released (kicked out) to a group home. 30day eviction on Nov4 moved him on Nov7 without medication,

Jody also has Paranoid Schizophrenia and is becoming increasingly Psychosis. The group home he was placed in apologized to me for accepting Jody and admitted they were ill equipped to help him! I spoke with adult protective services and the hospital corporate complaint number and the person kept... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Dec 24, 2019

You may have been misinformed. A patient may be discharged as soon as practicable if he is a danger to himself or others. However, from your description it would appear that a discharge to a nursing home would have been more appropriate...if Jody were eligible for and receiving Medicaid. People... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse for Mississippi on
Q: What headings are used for a legal narrative?

I am looking for a template outline to tell me what areas are included in a narrative.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 24, 2019

I don't handle nursing home abuse, but in terms of personal injury cases, you could use a number of different formats. What is more important than the particular format is that you include relevant information that outlines the who, what, when, where, and how of an accident. You want to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for New Hampshire on
Q: Can a pregnant woman work in an abusive environment at a nursery home in the state of New Hampshire
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 30, 2019

You have this posted in Nursing Home Abuse, which is more about abuse of residents. You want to be asking this to an employment attorney - you could repost in the Employment Law section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Health Care Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Michigan on
Q: I have been terminated from a long-term care facility over a false verbal abuse accusation.

My CNA license may or may not be revoked.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 27, 2019

I'm sorry that such a terrible thing happened to you. Obviously, you already know you need to consult with a Michigan employment attorney. When you speak with the attorney, ask about defamation issues presented by your situation. While libel-slander matters are often challenging because of... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death for West Virginia on
Q: nursing home wrongful death lawsuit payout in WV

Nursing home wrongful death law suit.

D. Michael Burke Esq
D. Michael Burke Esq answered on Oct 22, 2019

What is the question?

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1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse on
Q: I swore at a resident and got suspended. Can i get fired.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2019

This is an employment law matter. You could repost in that section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Utah on
Q: I got hurt/burnt at work, at a nursing home. Someone left oil and food on the grill and set off the fire alarm.

And in a panic I grab the tool to get grease off and other stuff off the grill and the oil was at the highest temperature. And when I scrapped the burnt everything off the oil went up the tool on to my hand and caused. 2nd-3rd degree burns from the tip of my finger to my nuckle. After a half hour... Read more »

Michael C. Smith
Michael C. Smith answered on Oct 18, 2019

I'm very sorry to hear about your injury and the retaliation by your company. You probably have a workers compensation claim for your injuries and a wrongful termination. You should definitely speak to an attorney about your case. Best wishes to a quick recovery.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Estate Planning and Probate for California on
Q: How do I present an effective ex-parte order so the judge will realize the abused and let me stay with her at nigh shif

My grandmas conservator is abusing her I have been watching her recklessly spend 200,000 plus dollars but mostly they have almost killed her. She over the past year has fallen many times . She has broken many bones. The latest fall fractured her hip in many places and broke her arm in half. I... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Oct 5, 2019

Contact your local Adult Protective Services office and also hire a different attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse for Alabama on
Q: Can a nursing home be held accountable for neglect?

My loved one is physically and mentally challenged and unable to speak and has a peg tube. He has been hospitalized and sent to the ER several times for different reasons ( infections, dehydration, peg tube dislodgment, peg tube misplacement). There was even a time I’ve gone to visit and noticed... Read more »

J. Brent Burney
J. Brent Burney answered on Sep 20, 2019

Yes, they can, and should, be held liable for negligent acts that cause harm to the resident. These claims fall under the Medical Liability Act in Alabama. If the nursing home and its staff breaches the standard of care, and the resident suffers harm as a result of the breach then you could have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Q: My 85 year old Grandmother is in a nursing home do to mental illness. She is now refusing any and all care. Need advice

My grandmother has been diagnosed with dementia. For the last 6 months she has been refusing to take her medication, which then brings out the very worst in her. Paranoia takes over she picks at her skin to remove probes that control her. It's now to the point where her legs are swollen,... Read more »

Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz answered on Sep 12, 2019

If you believe she is incapable of making decisions for herself you can use the health care proxy. If the medical facility refuses to recognize it or believe she is still competent to make these decisions you will need to have the courts intervene. Generally, it is done by seeking Guardianship of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Consumer Law, Elder Law and Nursing Home Abuse for New Jersey on
Q: Am I responsible for payment of an exorbitant fee to Assisted Living facility that was the result of the facility error?

My elderly, low income mom (on medicaid) resides in an assisted living facility . I pay her rent there every month. They added on a $4,000 charge and recently and claimed it was because they did not bill her the correct amount monthly, going 2 years back. She doesn't have this money, can... Read more »

Madeline Houston
Madeline Houston answered on Aug 6, 2019

In order to answer this question an attorney would need to review any contracts signed by your mother and by you. Some violations of the law allow you to demand that your attorneys fees be paid by the defendant t in certain circumstances and if an attorney thinks you have such a case and it is... Read more »

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