Understaffed Nursing Home Facilities

Elders residing in nursing care and residential care facilities often do not receive the care you would expect.  Many residents are abused or neglected.  They contract illnesses, suffer from untreated wounds that become infections, and in severe cases, they may die. One of the main causes of nursing home abuse and neglect is a direct…

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Fines for Nursing Homes

Inadequate Care leading to Two Elderly Residents Dying In a Los Angeles Time article on June 11, 2009, it was reported that State officials recently fined two nursing homes in Orange County for providing inadequate care that led to the deaths of two residents. In late November 2008, an 82 year old woman was admitted…

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New Cause of Action Against Nursing Homes

Civil Rights Violations in Nursing Homes are Now Recognized Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 According to a recent article posted on Law.com, the estate of Melvinteen Daniels brought a suit against the nursing home, The Kane Center in Allegheny County, Pa., for Mrs. Daniels fatal case of sepsis caused by neglect, malnourishment and bed sores. …

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Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance

The Importance of UM/UIM Insurance – Everyone Should Have it! In California, it is illegal to drive without certain minimum liability insurance requirements.  A driver of passenger vehicles must carry at least $15,000 for injury or death to one person, $30,000 for injury or death to more than one person, and at least $5,000 for…

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home Facility

What Nursing Home Facility is Right for my Loved One? Choosing a nursing home facility is a daunting task.  There are reasons why nursing homes are deemed undesirable – many provide inadequate care, and smell like urine and death.  Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your loved one is receiving the…

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Hospital Errors

The Dirty Little Secret Hospitals Don’t Want You to Know Experts estimate that 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year.  Also, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that an additional 99,000 patients a year die from hospital-acquired infections. More Americans die each month from preventable medical injuries than died in the…

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