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Nursing Home Abuse: Murder of Resident

A medical technician, who is terminally ill, has confessed to murdering a resident in 2007.  The authorities found no liability on the nursing home citing that the employee had a clean record and good references.  However, another nursing home employee noticed that the medical technician was behaving strangely the day before and that he had […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Identity Theft

An employee of a nursing home stole the residents’ identities and filed fraudulent income tax returns to reap the tax refunds.  She was sentenced to 27 years in prison. To read more: If you are looking for a nursing home abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service law firm in Hackensack, New […]

Assisted Living Abuse: Jail Sentence For Coverup

An owner of an assisted living facility was sentenced to 3 years in jail for attempting to cover up his negligence in leaving a room unsafe causing an 84 year old dementia resident to fall through a hole in the floor.  The assisted living facility owner attempted to cover up by carrying the resident to […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Pressure Ulcer Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit was filed against a Texas nursing home  alleging negligent care in causing pressure ulcers.  The resident had Alzheimer’s and Parkinson/s diseases.  The care plan required a pressure reducing device on the bed and frequent turning and repositioning.  A pressure relieving mattress was not placed on the bed until 30 days after […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Falls

An Iowa nursing home has been charged with wrongful death for allowing a resident to fall over 50 times.  Additionally the facility’s staffing is at issue in that it had one certified nursing assistant and one licensed practical nurse for 17 patients. To read more: If you are looking for a nursing home abuse […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Lack Of Informed Consent

A National Study has concluded that many nursing homes fail to obtain  informed consent prior to the implementation of medical treatments.  Informed consent is obtained only when the proposed medical treatment is explained to the resident and the resident gives permission to the nursing home to administer the treatment.  LTCCC states:   “People do not forfeit […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Johnson & Johson Pharmaceuticals Pays 2.2 Billion Settlement As A Result Of Antipsychotic Drug Promotions

Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical company has paid 2.2 billion dollars to settle claims that it improperly promoted the use of antipsychotics for nursing home residents.  As part of this settlement, Janssen, a J&J subsidiary, plead guilty to a misdemeanor criminal charge that Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication, was pushed by sales representatives for uses not […]

Nursing Homes: Possible Punitive Damages For Chair Lift Fall

A Colorado federal judge has ruled that a nursing home can face punitive damages as a result of a maintenance supervisor’s intentional use of a wrong clip on a chair lift.  The resident fell and died. To read more: If you are looking for a nursing home abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Falls

A new study suggests that nursing home residents be prescribed exercises to strengthen upper limbs to help break falls.  Also low stiffness flooring has been shown to reduce impact forces to head and hips. To read more: If you are looking for a nursing home abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Avoidable Hospitalizations

A new study published in Medical Care, Official Journal of the Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association, has concluded that three fifths of hospitalizations were potentially avoidable and the majority of these hospitalizations were for infections, injuries and congestive heart failure. To read more: If you are looking for a nursing home abuse […]