Tag Archives: elder abuse

NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed bill, called “Peggy’s Law”, adds to the statute that the facility, when suspecting or believing abuse or […]

Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aides

The family of a 99 year old Staten Island husband and father wanted him to live at home and spend his final years with dignity.  The family discovered, through use of videos obtained through cameras installed in the home, that the home-health aides that they depended on to provide 24 hour care, abused the man.  […]

Nursing Home Abuse: The New York Times Reports Medicare Ratings Allow Nursing Homes To Game The System

On August 25, 2014, The New York Times published an extensive article on the issue that nursing homes are using Medicare five star ratings as a seal of approval when in reality , the nursing homes are providing Medicare with incomplete information that can seriously mislead consumers about the facility.  The article has examples  of […]

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: 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 […]

Elder Law Abuse: June 14th Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  “WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY” ; Friday, June 14, 2013 ;  ; GOVERNMENTAL AND UN PERSPECTIVES ; Speakers include representatives from the United Nations,  the United States, Canada and other governments ; 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm ET ; Live streamed and archived at http://webtv.un.org/

Nursing Home Abuse: Resident-To-Resident

A study by the Department of Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study of 249 nursing homes in 10 states and found that most homes experienced verbal, physical, material and psychological abuse.  Sexual abuse was reported but was less common. To read more:  http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16059/20130530/elder-abuse-nursing-home-care-caregiver-abuse-senior-health.htm If you are looking for a […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Physical Abuse To Residents

Unfortunately, physical abuse is prevalent in nursing homes.  In a recent study by Michigan State University, 25% of a random sample of adults in nursing homes reported at least one incident of physical abuse by nursing home staff. To read more:  http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16059/20130530/elder-abuse-nursing-home-care-caregiver-abuse-senior-health.htm If you are looking for a nursing home attorney, Russo & Kieck is […]

Elder Abuse: Unsolicited Robocalls from Medical Alert Companies

Bogus medical alert companies are targeting the elderly with calls for free services and are seeking personal information such as medicare, medicaid, social security numbers, bank accounts and charge cards.  Just hang up or don’t disclose any personal information. To read more:  http://www.northjersey.com/shopping/208612871_DeMarrais__Robocalls_target_elderly__ailing.html If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck […]

Elder Abuse Law: Scams Against Seniors

There is a very informative website on senior scams – http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors/seniors#hif If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service law firm in Hackensack–directly across the street from the Bergen County Courthouse. We represent clients throughout Northern New Jersey in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Morris and Union Counties.  […]