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Posted 7 months ago in Elder Law by Janet Raasch  
Antipsychotic Drugs Over-Used in Nursing Homes

Nearly 22 percent of elderly residents in U.S. nursing homes regularly receive antipsychotic medications, often without a proper diagnosis to warrant their use. These number are lower than they were a few years ago, but they are still quite significant. These drugs can be useful, but they can also have significant and sometimes dangerous side effects.   What Are Antipsychotics? An antipsychotic is a psychiatric medication primarily used to manage psychosis (including delusions, hallucinations, or disordered thought), particularly in schizophrenia …

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Posted 8 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Angry Jury Hits Nursing Home with $1.2 Billion Verdict

An apparently incensed jury hit a nursing home corporation with a staggering $1.2 billion verdict in a lawsuit brought by a Florida man whose mother died after falling 17 times. Gary Townsend in 2004 put his mother Arlene, 69, into the Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center, owned by nursing home giant Trans Healthcare Inc. Due to lack of supervision during her three-year stay, Arlene fell 17 times before she died in 2007. Townsend’s attorney, Issac Ruiz-Caruz, said the case was about …

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Posted 11 months ago in Elder Law Personal Injury by Janet Raasch  
Are Bedsores Cause for a Lawsuit?

Residents of hospitals and nursing homes are often frail, with poor mobility. As a result, they often spend long hours in the same position in bed or in a wheelchair. They can develop painful and dangerous bedsores, also called pressure sores. The medical term for bedsores is decubitus ulcers. Bedsores in a hospital or nursing home patient can be a sign of neglect or even abuse. This is especially true when the patient had no bedsores at the time of …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Josh Crank  
Jury Awards $5.2 Million for Fatal Nursing Home Neglect

A jury ordered a Greenbrier, Ark., nursing home to pay $5.2 million to the estate of a 76-year-old woman who died after staffers failed to transport her to an emergency room on a doctor’s orders. Martha Bull had recently suffered a stroke and was undergoing a 30-day rehabilitation program at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in March 2008. About a week after arriving, Bull complained of severe abdominal pain. A physician examined her the next day and ordered that she …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Your Job & The Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Nursing Home to Pay $28M for Poor Care and False Billing

A jury ordered a nursing home to pay over $28 million for fraudulent billing, providing worthless services and for retaliating against two employees who complained about the shoddy care at the facility. Two former employees of the Momence Meadows Nursing Center in Illinois brought their claim in 2004, accusing the nursing home of providing substandard care to elderly and disabled patients that lead to the deaths of three patients and rampant bed sores on patients. Patients with bed sores, or …

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