• 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

    … ones Noticeably tense relationships with caregivers Although any elder may suffer nursing home abuse, seniors with dementia or other cognitive impairments, and those who are isolated from friends and family are among the most vulnerable. How a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Can Help If someone you love is being abused in a nursing home…

    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?

    … Hampshire Police and Fire Departments. They didn’t get any of her estimated $2.7 million estate, however. Instead the money went to Portsmouth Police Sergeant Aaron Goodwin. Now the intended beneficiaries are crying foul and plan to bring legal malpractice claims against the lawyer who drafted her new will. In 2012, Ms. Webber amended her will leaving…

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

    … could break during a fall, or dementia that could also account for confusion. Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you or someone you loved has been harmed due to nursing home abuse, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your injury with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help…

    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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