Nursing Home Abuse

    • How to File a Nursing Home Complaint?

      There are over 100,000 Illinois residents living in the state’s 1,200 or so long-term care facilities. And every year, the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) receives thousands of complaints from patients and their family members. Both the federal and Illinois governments regulate the operation of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.

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  • New Texas Law Targets Bad Nursing Homes

    … in Texas received only one or two stars out of five in the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rating system. In addition, the state’s Department of Aging and Disability Services identified over 17,000 violations during the fiscal year 2015. Astonishingly, only 40 cases were subjected to any type of enforcement action. Violations…

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

    … with any of the nursing homes you visited or any recommendations on a nursing home facility you were either unaware of or have not yet visited. How to Make the Final Decision When making a final decision, take your personal research, the answers to the questions you asked at each nursing home, family and friend feedback and recommendations, and your…

    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

    … in disbursement of medication, including overdoses Pressure ulcers or bedsores that have become infected Injuries that cannot be explained such as fractures and sprains, cuts or abrasions, head injuries, burns, or bruises Unexplained or unexpected falls Unsanitary conditions Patient shows signs of malnutrition or dehydration Frequent bouts…

    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”

    … the public's assistance in locating Fugitive Brenda Floyd for Assault-Bodily Injury-Elderly. Police reported that the abuse was only discovered after the victim’s son installed a web camera in the home—something he decided to do after allegedly noticing bruises on his mother around New Years Eve. The surveillance footage, captured the very first…

    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…

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  • It May Be Easier to Sue For Nursing Home Abuse

    … Prohibition in New HHS Rule Arbitration clauses may help facilities reduce legal costs, but they may also work against residents and their families and prevent them from accessing justice. Therefore, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule prohibiting nursing homes that receive federal funding from Medicare and Medicaid from forcing elder…

    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 -
  • $925,000 Nursing Home Recovery

    … “It's been a great experience. They've always been there if I needed to get ahold of them. They've always responded to me. They've always been honest and fair with me.” RHONDA SCHROEDERMEDICAL MALPRACTICE VICTIM “I'm happy with the service that I got. The staff was really good, and Maria helped me out a lot. I'm not really one to keep up with things…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
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