Nursing Home Abuse

  • How to File a Nursing Home Complaint?

    …. When a nursing home fails to comply with these regulations, they may be fined or forced to shut down. IDPH conducts yearly inspections of facilities, and also takes action on the basis of complaints. If you or a loved one is facing abuse or substandard treatment in a nursing home, your actions can prevent further harm from occurring. The process…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • New Texas Law Targets Bad Nursing Homes

    … to do is put pressure on the “bad” nursing homes. Unfortunately, there are far too many of them. A study by Better Care gave Texas an ‘F’ rating, and was the only state which received failing grades in 6 out of 8 statistical measurements. According to a 2015 report from The Kaiser Family Foundation, more than half of all long-term facilities…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 17 readers -
  • How to Choose a Good Nursing Home For Your Loved One

    … in a home that abuses and neglects its residents. The Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers from Staver Law Group recommend the tips below when choosing a nursing home for your elderly loved one. Call us at for free, initial consult. Nursing Home Research In order to determine which nursing homes are worth visiting, you should conduct some…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    … compiled from a variety of sources, and today we’ll be looking at the numbers in order try to highlight the most-interesting and revealing statistical information regarding elder abuse in nursing homes across the US, as well as issues specific in Texas. In 2014, there were approximately 1.4 million nursing home residents in the US spread across…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

    … The elderly among our citizens are often the most vulnerable and, unfortunately, the most neglected. However, the treatment afforded to our seniors many times rises to a level beyond neglect, to that of serious abuse and exploitation. Although nursing homes and other similar care facilities offer valuable services to the oldest among our…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • Texas Lawmakers Make Second Attempt to Legislate Bad Nursing Homes

    …Several bills have been filed in 2017 which seek to improve nursing home care in Texas. Nursing home abuse is a serious problem, and one which Texas lawmakers have previously tried to legislate with little success. Now they’re making another attempt—two years after similar bills failed to pass. Lawmakers Look to Regulate Nursing Homes A new…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home

    …Has a loved one died under suspicious circumstances while under the case of a nursing home or assisted living center? Losing a loved one is never easy, but it becomes even more difficult when you discover that nursing home negligence, neglect, or abuse may have led directly to their wrongful death. Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home If you feel…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
  • 5 Signs of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

    … Nursing home neglect and abuse pose a serious health risk to the elderly. In response to reports of poor medical care and other unethical activities, the federal government drafted a piece of legislation known as the Nursing Home Reform Act. This bill, passed into law in 1987, was meant to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Arrest Made after Elderly Woman Abused by “Caregiver”

    …HOUSTON, TX — Caregiver arrested after she was caught on camera physically abusing elderly Alzheimer’s patient. Police have arrested 59-year-old caregiver Brenda Floyd today following the release of video footage showing her abusing 94-year-old Dorothy Bratten in Houston, Texas. Earlier this week, the Memorial Village Police Department released…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Nursing Home Workers Caught on Tape Abusing 98-YO

    …Minnie Graham, an elderly resident of the Winters Park Nursing Home in Garland, suffered abuse from two workers until her family installed a hidden video camera. Nursing home caretakers Brenna Tiller and Iwuchukwu Ekechukwu were indicted after both were caught on video abusing an elderly nursing home resident in north Texas. 98-year-old Minnie…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • It May Be Easier to Sue For Nursing Home Abuse

    … Nursing home abuse often occurs under the radar, regardless of whether the abuse is perpetrated by staff or other residents. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. nursing homes have violated federal standards that may harm residents, and nearly 1 in 10 homes had violations that caused residents serious injury…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • What Is Financial Abuse Of The Elderly In Illinois

    … much research we do or care we take in choosing a place, there is the possibility that our loved ones will be treated poorly or subjected to financial abuse and exploitation. Financial abuse of the elderly is, tragically, becoming a common problem. If you see signs of financial abuse or exploitation of a friend or family member by a nursing home…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Texas Nursing Homes See Decline in Care, Increase in Danger

    … nursing services (compared to only 27 percent in New York). While this high turnover rate may contribute to poor nursing home care and abuse, the issue really comes down to responsibility. If a nursing home cannot adequately care for ALL of their patients, they are failing in their legal responsibility and putting innocent lives at risk. In my opinion…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 19 readers -
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