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Canadian Long-Term Care: A Big Headache For Low Profits

Canadian Long-Term Care: Too Big Of A Headache For Low Profits

This has led to the partnership of three major law firms in Canada, that are teaming up on the class action lawsuit.

This partnership is called the ‘Nursing Home Action Coalition’.

The partnership was created in order to be able to handle what could …

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Hagens Berman: Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses CNA Financial of Bait-and-Switch Premium Increases for Long-Term Care Insurance Customers

Premiums for long-term care coverage are generally set at the same level for a given age category, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks rescission of their insurance contracts and restoration of premiums paid or, in the alternative …

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Lawsuit: Scabies infestation led to woman’s death in LaFayette, Ga., nursing home

The daughter of a former LaFayette, Ga., nursing home resident is suing the company because mites burrowed into her mother’s scalp, face, chest, breasts, shoulders, back, arms and hands.

Rebecca Estelle Zeni, 92, died in June 2015 after living in the …

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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh-wBy7F_OIEach year in the United States, it is estimated that 2.1 million seniors are victims of some form of abuse.

What is even more shocking is that for every case of nursing home abuse that is reported, there may be as many as five more cases that go unreported.

Some common signs of elderly and nursing home abuse include:

✅ Malnourishment and/or dehydration

✅ Unexplained physical abuse including bedsores, broken bones, cuts and infections

✅ Improper dosage or administration of medications

✅ Unsanitary living conditions

If you suspect that this is affecting someone you love, contact our office immediately!

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem that can even lead to death in the most serious of situations, so time is essential.

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Nursing home to pay $6.75M to settle case of 86-year-old sexually assaulted

Maple Farm Nursing Home has agreed to pay $6.75 million to the family of an 86-year-old woman with dementia who was sexually assaulted by a fellow resident.

The owner of Maple Farm Nursing Center in Akron last week agreed to settle a lawsuit last week filed by …

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Nursing home deaths during Hurricane Irma prompt wave of lawsuits

Lawsuit filed against nursing home after deaths during Irma

http://local15tv.com/news/local/lawsuit-filed-against-nursing-home-after-deaths-during-irmaHOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
A 94-year-old resident filled a lawsuit Sept. 15 against the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

During Hurricane Irma, eight residents died after the air condition system failed.

The lawsuit claims the nursing home …

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Miami Residents to File Class-Action Suit Against FPL for Allegedly Inadequate Irma Preparation

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/fpl-sued-for-inadequate-hurricane-irma-response-in-miami-9681461Residents threatened to sue FPL if it didn’t get the cities’ power back by Sunday night.

Today two South Miami-Dade residents beat those cities to the punch by announcing plans to file a class-action lawsuit against the power company for what they claim was a decade of …

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94-year-old sues Florida nursing home where 8 residents died in wake of Hurricane Irma

https://abcnews.go.com/US/94-year-sues-florida-nursing-home-residents-died/story?id=49907255A 94-year-old woman living at the Florida nursing home where eight residents died after an air conditioning system failed in the wake of Hurricane Irma is now suing the rehabilitation center, claiming it showed “negligence and reckless indifference …

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Rocky River nursing home offers $375,000 settlement involving overdose death

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/09/rocky_river_nursing_home_offer.htmlCLEVELAND, Ohio
A Rocky River nursing home has offered to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a woman who died after nurses mistakenly gave her 20 times the prescribed dosage of oxycodone, records show.

Normandy Manor is …

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1st Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home Where 8 Patients Died

https://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/09/15/lawsuit-nursing-home-deaths/HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Two days since the nursing home tragedy, the first lawsuit has been filed.

Armed with a search warrant, Hollywood Police Department crime scene technicians continued to comb The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills with …

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Newbury Park nursing home pays in class-action settlement

Newbury Park nursing home pays in class-action settlement

https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2017/06/14/newbury-park-nursing-home-pays-class-action-settlement/387642001/A highly-rated Catholic nursing home in Newbury Park has agreed to pay $345,000 and will undergo spot inspections in the settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging patients were being given powerful drugs without required consent.

The long-awaited …

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Editorial: Trump protects nursing homes at seniors’ expense

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/06/13/editorial-trump-protects-nursing-homes-seniors-expense/391235001/Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a rule rescinding an Obama-era regulation prohibiting nursing homes from requiring patients and their families to sign binding arbitration agreements.

Signing those agreements, which …

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Disabled Iowans, fed up with cuts under privatized Medicaid, sue Gov. Reynolds

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/2017/06/13/disabled-iowans-medicaid-privatization-lawsuit/370484001/The lawsuit asks that a federal judge order the state to stop letting its contractors arbitrarily deny or cut services allowing Iowans with disabilities to live in their homes.

The group’s lawyers considered adding the three managed care ….

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Minot nursing home blames hospital for hepatitis C outbreak

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/minot-nursing-home-blames-hospital-for-hepatitis-c-outbreak/article_787ce048-64c3-5fa1-a611-fc38d887dd2f.htmlThe nursing home sought an injunction to mandate the hospital test its employees and patients.

Trinity contends the nursing home also has been colluding with the Minot Action Network to pressure the hospital into conducting widespread testing. The …

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Be Careful With That Power of Attorney!: Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Lawsuits

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/be-careful-with-that-power-of-attorney-26249/On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark.

This case addressed the issue of whether an agent acting pursuant to a power of attorney could bind an estate to an arbitration …

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Families sue nursing home giant for abuse

Families sue nursing home giant for neglected care they claim loved ones suffered

https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/families-sue-nursing-home-giant-for-neglected-care-they-claim-loved-ones-suffered-1.3339708It’s never easy for Lori Dekervor to come back to Pine Hills Cemetery in Toronto where her father lies buried.

There are too many memories.

Too much hurt.

“My father was precious to me,” she told CTV’s W5 in an interview.

“I trusted them to take care …

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Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

In 2016, a law passed that created a nurse aid registry for all Certified Nursing Assistants. “

It’s sad that we need laws to protect residents from their caregiver’s abuse.

She said that she trains all in home care facilities in South Georgia to speak up when they see …

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New details into alleged sexual abuse at Waterfront Center

https://wivb.com/2017/03/22/new-details-into-alleged-sexual-abuse-at-waterfront-center/BUFFALO, N.Y.
A Department of Health report outlines 62-year-old Thomas Moore’s troubled stay at a Buffalo nursing home.

The disabled level 3 sex offender arrived at the Waterfront Center in downtown Buffalo Nov. 23 from the Fishkill …

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Nursing Home Abuse: Horrors In The Guise Of Caregiving

“Lately we’ve had an influx of nursing home abuse and neglect cases, which unfortunately means that more and more loved ones are being victimized by those who families are putting their full trust in,” said Yosi Yahoudai, a personal injury attorney at …

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Nursing Home Rapes Not Unusual Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nursing-home-rapes-not-unusual-124800268.htmlBOCA RATON, FLORIDA
If you read the term “sexual predator” in the news you might assume it involves the sexual assault of children. Sexual predators also operate in Florida assisted living facilities and nursing homes, where …

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Man charged with sexual abuse in nursing home

https://www.wgrz.com/news/crime/man-charged-with-sexual-abuse-in-nursing-home/424270097BUFFALO, N.Y.
A disabled sex-offender is accused of assaulting a resident at the nursing facility he was living in.

And now this incident is drawing the attention of State Assemblyman Sean Ryan who says “We don’t want the elderly and disabled to …

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Abuse case, resident’s death raise questions about nursing home care

Another resident died, after Park East’s nursing staff apparently twice neglected to clean his breathing tube, according to state and federal reports.

Those incidents helped earn Park East, a 218-bed nursing home in Beachwood, the lowest possible …

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Nursing home rape epidemic: What’s being done after CNN report?

https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/health/nursing-home-sex-abuse/The multi-part investigation revealed disturbing cases of rape and sexual abuse by nursing assistants and found that more than 1,000 nursing homes had been cited for mishandling suspected cases of sexual abuse.

It also documented the trail of one aide …

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Hidden camera captures nursing aides allegedly abusing grandmother

https://www.fox25boston.com/news/hidden-camera-captures-nursing-aides-abusing-grandmother/503393355A hidden camera captured a 93-year-old great-grandmother being tossed around and her hair pulled in a Sharon nursing home and rehab last week.

The video, set up by her family in her room at Wingate at Sharon, shows two women toss …

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86-year-old man arrested after allegedly groping woman, fondling self at nursing home

https://wiat.com/2017/03/15/86-year-old-man-arrested-after-allegedly-groping-woman-fondling-self-at-nursing-home/An 86-year-old man is behind bars Wednesday, charged with sexual abuse and indecent exposure.

Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Napoleon Worrell was arrested and charged in connection with an incident at his nursing home.

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State says Grand Blanc nursing home not providing proper care

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/03/state_report_says_nursing_home.htmlThe Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service – a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities – has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint …

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Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Says Beware of Financial Abuse of Loved One

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boca-nursing-home-abuse-lawyer-133800255.htmlNursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.

You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member, but, the …

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Guest editorial: Nursing home abuse is sickening

https://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/03/11/guest-editorial-nursing-home-abuse-sickening/99009032/There is something very wrong with a society that allows its weakest and most vulnerable members to be preyed upon.

But that is what is happening in many nursing homes across America.

Male and female residents, many of them with dementia or other …

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Beware Of Financial Abuse Of Loved One Says Boca Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

https://www.justicenewsflash.com/2017/03/09/beware-of-financial-abuse-of-loved-one-says-boca-nursing-home-abuse-lawyer_20170309137006.htmlNursing home and assisted living facility residents are at risk of financial abuse by unscrupulous staff members.

You may have thought the facility could be trusted with your family member but the reality is there may be staff members willing to steal …

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits Just Keep On Coming

Study finds Pennsylvania nursing homes deficient

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/study-finds-pennsylvania-nursing-homes-deficientThe department has a seven-year retention schedule, but had retained administrative orders dating to 1997 at the request of the state attorney general’s office because of a lawsuit against Golden LivingCenters, which operates 36 nursing homes across …

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Delco nursing home sued after man catches fire while smoking and dies

https://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Delco-nursing-home-sued-after-man-catches-fire-and-dies.htmlThe wife of a Delaware County man has sued the county-run nursing home alleging the facility did not provide a safe environment after her husband was engulfed in flames while smoking unsupervised and later died from his injuries.

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Eugene nursing home sued in death of couple, ages 92 and 91

A Eugene nursing home and its physical therapy and hospice providers have been hit with a nearly $2.7 million lawsuit filed by a Southern Oregon woman who blames them for the deaths of her mother and stepfather.

Dyann L. Wilson of Cave Junction …

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Lawsuit threatened in Saratoga Springs Legionnaire’s outbreak

The Wesley Community, which includes the nursing home, said in a statement that it has been “transparent and diligent” in informing residents, family members, staff and volunteers about the potential presence of Legionella bacteria since the first …

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Augusta nursing home settles lawsuit filed on behalf of resident

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2016-11-16/augusta-nursing-home-settles-lawsuit-filed-behalf-residentA lawsuit filed on behalf of a former resident of a Pruitthealth nursing home in Augusta has been settled out of court.

The Richmond County Superior Court lawsuit filed by guardian Ruby Lee Colbert on behalf of Eddie Jackson was settled on Nov. 7. The …

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Heritage nursing homes lawsuit says state of IL not processing patients’ Medicaid apps, paying claims

https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511045074-heritage-nursing-homes-lawsuit-says-state-of-il-not-processing-patients-medicaid-apps-paying-claimsA group of Illinois nursing homes has asked a federal judge to order the Illinois state government to pay them for services rendered to patients receiving assistance under Medicaid, saying the state has failed to live up to its obligations under …

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Chicago nursing home fined after residents overdose on heroin

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-continental-nursing-met-20161113-story.htmlState and federal health officials are seeking penalties totaling more than $100,000 from a North Side nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility in February, the Tribune has learned.

The residents of Continental Nursing …

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When Should You Consider Suing a Nursing Home?

http://myvalleynews.com/health/consider-suing-nursing-home-2/There are circumstances where a nursing home should be sued for a resident or patient injury.

Although no one really wants to sue a nursing home, convalescent home, rest home, assisted care facility or elder care facility because it is a place of good …

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Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts

https://flarecord.com/stories/511041243-florida-supreme-court-ruling-could-affect-nursing-home-contractsTALLAHASSEE — A recent Florida Supreme Court ruling addressing the issue of whether nursing homes can enforce arbitration contracts when residents try to sue has surfaced.

The court ruled in September that a case involving a lawsuit for injuries …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Retirement home
Nursing homes and other care facilities should be safe places for the elderly and those requiring unique care. They are required to follow the rules set …

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Beyond reporting: Avoidance on elder abuse
Although the majority of senior abuse takes place in the house, seniors may likewise face abusive situations in experienced nursing facilities or other long-lasting care settings.

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Woman charged in nursing home abuse complaint

It just makes you wonder what kind of background checks people have to undergo before they are allowed to work in a nursing home. How could someone have missed this?

Woman charged in retirement home abuse problem

Susan McCarta, of Supplier, was apprehended on 2 counts of 2nd degree battery, terroristic threatening in the second degree and abuse of adults, as a …

Recommended Federal Law Could Put an End to Compelled Arbitration by Nursing HousesThe high rate of abuse and disregard in U.S. retirement home makes the suggested policy a crucial secure for nursing home residents. Jury turns down lawsuit from nursing home inspector According to Espiritu’s attorney, the jury was unable to see files connected to Espiritu’s claim that she was required to close retirement home abuse …

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How to Spot and Stop Nursing Home Abuse

How to Identify and Stop Retirement home Abuse
If you have a senior living in a retirement home in Florida, like a number of us do, you need to understand ways to identify and stop nursing home abuse. Our blog site can …

Jury awards $1.6 million to families in second round of nursing home abuse suits

Jury awards $1.6 million to families in second round of retirement home abuse lawsuits
A federal jury has suggested the previous operator of an Oklahoma nursing home pay nearly $1.6 million to two households who say that he evaded …

Fall Leads to Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit

Fall Results in Nursing Home Negligence Suit
The child of a woman who died after a fall in a retirement home has filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County, names Lexington of …

With more and more of the United States population aging, nursing home and elderly communities are constantly expanding to help accommodate more patients. Tragically however, nursing home abuse of the elderly is becoming one of the most widespread crimes in America. Nursing home patients are vulnerable from many types of abuse ranging from physical violence to theft of property.

Many common types of nursing home abuse cases have been caused by under qualified and inexperienced staff members. Employees are sometimes unable to handle certain situations and have been known to take out their frustrations on residents of the nursing homes. Studies show that over half of the suspicious deaths researched in nursing homes might have been caused by neglect or negligence including dehydration and malnutrition.

Because of conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, older adults are very vulnerable to abuse. History of domestic violence may also make certain seniors more susceptible to abuse in a nursing home.

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be one of the most difficult decisions a loved one is forced to make. Often times this decision is very emotional, and not thought out entirely. When you enroll a loved one into a nursing home you are entrusting the caregivers with more than just money. You are entrusting them with a life of a loved one. In the event that a loved one has been victimized by the actions of a nursing home employee, it is your duty and right to seek legal attention. A compassionate, experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and guide you towards an appropriate course of action.

In addition to common types of nursing home abuse, there are also several other types of abuse. Mental, physical, neglect and exploitation are all other forms of abuse that can happen in nursing homes. Financial abuse can be the selling of property, missing or stolen property and specific complaints by the resident.

Many times a loved one has been a victim of the terrible and inhumane actions of a nursing home employee or supervisors. With such emotional conditions, it is often times very hard to remember the legal rights that the victim of the abuse has.