• Falls in the Nursing Home – Negligence & Liability

    … a resident’s balance and strength. Identifying vision problems. Taking a patient’s history of falls into consideration. Identifying medical conditions, such as dementia, which may increase the risk of a fall. There are a number of things a nursing home can do to prevent falls, including: Properly training employees to identify risk…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    …% of nursing home patients with dementia had been mistreated by nursing home staff. 88.5% of them reported psychological abuse, 19.7% alleged physical abuse, and 29.5% reported that they were victims of neglect. A study conducted by the U.S. General Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) revealed that 70% of state surveys miss at least one deficiency…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • The Dark Side of Medicaid Fraud – When Patients Suffer

    … suffering. During an Uber ride to the San Antonio airport, my driver Israel shared his tragic story. Israel is one of 7 children. In his early twenties, he recently had to move to San Antonio to take care of his mother. Mom is now suffering from early onset dementia and other health problems. A woman in her forties, she should be in the prime of her…

    Due Diligence- 17 readers -
  • Ongoing Prevalence of Nursing Home Abuse

    … As the generation of baby boomers continues to reach seniority, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities are in increasingly high demand. Although we should be able to expect the best and most conscientious care for our aging population, studies show that one in five nursing home residents suffer abuse. This ongoing problem can come in many…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Hospice Care – The New False Claims Act Frontier

    … and 2013, 107,000 people received hospice care for an average of 1000 days. Those patients accounted for just 1.3% of the total number of hospice care patients but more than 10 times that number in spending. Why are so many people in hospice care for so long? The answers may surprise you. Medically, the primary reason is the rise of dementia…

    Due Diligence- 45 readers -
  • Missouri Disputed Estates Based Upon Mental Capacity

    … the extent of their property • Know the individuals who will inherit under the terms of the Will • Know that he or she is giving property to the individuals mentioned in the Will The lack of testamentary capacity can sometimes be established in cases where the will-maker suffered from dementia which can include Alzheimer’s disease. In those instances… 15 readers -
  • Did a Lawyer Help a Cop Steal an Elderly Woman’s Estate?

    … finding he broke the city’s ethics code. That doesn’t mean that he can’t keep the inheritance, however. How do things look for the lawyer? Ms. Webber’s former physician says she had been diagnosed with dementia years before the new will was signed. Strike 1 for lawyer Holmes. Two months before the will was signed a state mental health worker…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 44 readers -
  • Nursing home abuse can be hard to spot

    … of elderly abuse. Abuse in nursing homes Injury or loss arises in nursing homes for a number of reasons including abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.4 Abuse is a prevalent issue as annually hundreds of thousands are effected by some form of abuse.5 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are six categories or types…

    Bruning Legal- 5 readers -
  • Dangers of Concussions

    … of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or similar cognitive conditions, as well as chronic depression and mental disorders. Effects of a concussion Concussions can have many cognitive and physical effects on a victim’s life and, without proper diagnosis and treatment, a victim may not receive the accommodations they need or may not understand why…

    Eric Block/ 28 readers -
  • San Diego Undue Influence Claims: the Lighter Side of Capacity.

    … defect exists (such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or some similar mental defect) and then show a connection between that defect and the ability to understand and appreciate one of the elements of capacity. For Will creation, the elements for capacity require a person to know (1) that they are creating a Will, (2) generally what their property…

    Keith Davidson/ Albertson & Davidson- 12 readers -
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