Holiday Hospital Care

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The holidays are soon arriving, and you’re likely on the verge of preparing meals, doing a great deal of shopping and spending time with loved ones. When you envision the holidays, you may picture a homemade meal shared with relatives. However, you also must visit your loved ones who are in the hospital this holiday season. Doing so can bring them joy during a time that can feel quite gloomy in a medical setting. Some holiday hospital care tips can make the experience more pleasant for everyone. Check the Regulations Imagine that you show up ready to celebrate the holidays…

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Lawsuit alleges woman’s death was caused by infected bed sores

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The decision to admit an elderly member of a family to a nursing home where constant care can be provided is hardly ever taken lightly. When such a decision is ultimately made, Tennessee residents have the right to expect that their loved ones will receive competent medical care and personal attention. Unfortunately, this often is not the case, and residents can develop conditions such as bed sores that can lead to untimely deaths. As the special administrator of the estate of a deceased woman, a man recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing home in a civil court…

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Failure to cut food brings lawsuit for nursing home neglect

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In most cases, the difficult decision to admit an elderly family member to a nursing home is motivated by the perception that professionally trained staff will be able to provide better care than what a working family can provide. While this may be true in most cases, many Tennessee residents have been disillusioned by nursing home neglect suffered by their loved ones. Residents of nursing homes are typically extremely vulnerable, and each individual has unique needs that can only be accommodated by a high standard of personal and medical care. In the aftermath of the sad loss of a loving…

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Mother’s death after developing bed sores gives rise to law suit

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Residents of nursing homes in Tennessee are often extremely vulnerable, and the majority of them have particular personal and medical care needs. If proper care is not provided, the consequences can be terrible. One of the more common signs of nursing home negligence is bed sores. Many residents have lost mobility and require assistance to move. Remaining in the same position for hours on end can cause excessive pressure on certain parts of the body, and the failure to reposition patients who cannot do it themselves can cause bed sores. Sadly, in many cases, bed sores can be an indication…

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Nursing home neglect: Ignored foot fracture leads to lawsuit

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When elderly or frail people in Tennessee need full-time care, nursing homes are sometimes their only options. While many promises are made by some nursing homes to convince families to hand over the care of a loved one, providers sometimes fail to deliver on the facility’s promises. Although the circumstances of each resident are unique, all have significant personal and medical care needs, making them extremely vulnerable. Nursing home neglect can have devastating consequences, and lawsuits seeking financial relief are not uncommon. Such a claim was recently filed by a woman in another state, alleging negligence in the care she…

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Consumer group calls for action to stop nursing home abuse

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Some Tennessee residents have been disillusioned by the level of care their loved ones in elder care centers receive. It is increasingly common to see reports of families taking legal action against nursing homes. Complaints typically include allegations of nursing home abuse, medication errors, negligent care and more. The Coalition for Quality Care — a consumer group focused on long-term care — is calling on federal and state lawmakers to legislate restrictions against repeat violators of care standards. The consumer group says many nursing homes have been identified as repeat violators over a three-year period. It says that federal data…

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Nursing home abuse: Former nursing director faces felony charges

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Tennessee residents who have had to seek full-time care for elderly loved ones in nursing homes likely experience anxiety whenever they see media reports about nursing home abuse or neglect. Allegations of medication errors, sexual abuse, bedsores, malnutrition, overmedication and even broken bones are not uncommon. A 40-year-old former director of nursing at a facility in another state recently pleaded guilty to concealing acts of negligence and nursing home abuse. It is never easy to have to admit a loved one to a nursing home, and even considering that his or her well-being is compromised can cause constant concern. This…

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Timely legal action can put a stop to nursing home neglect

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The realization that an elderly loved one has become frail and needs specialized care brings many Tennessee families to the difficult decision to place a parent or grandparent in a nursing home. One would naturally expect the chosen facility to provide adequate care and keep loved ones safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and some elderly residents of such facilities are abused and allowed to suffer various forms of nursing home neglect such as bedsores, malnutrition, physical injury and more. Nursing home managers must employ proper screening methods to evaluate prospective staff members, and staff must be supervised…

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Family files lawsuit alleging nursing home neglect

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Residents of Tennessee will likely agree that their children and their elders are the most vulnerable citizens, and jeopardizing the safety of these loved ones is unacceptable. A senior care facility in another state is facing a lawsuit that was filed by the estate of a man who was allegedly subjected to multiple forms of nursing home neglect while he was a resident. The suit claims that the facility offered better care for more money, yet the man was still subjected to deplorable circumstances. The complaint states that the man was a resident of the care facility from April 2013…

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Elder care facility sued for nursing home neglect

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

A nursing home is in a legal entanglement following a patient death in its facility. Tennessee residents may be interested in learning about a female patient who died as a result of alleged nursing home neglect and elder abuse, among other issues. The family of the woman filed a lawsuit as a result. The woman became a resident at the facility after it became apparent that she could no longer take care of herself. This was mostly due to throat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. When she was admitted, the staff was informed that she would need assistance with ambulation and that…

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Patient allegedly victim of nursing home abuse

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing home abuse is unfortunately becoming more of a problem. Residents in Tennessee who have family members in nursing homes may be interested in an investigation that is underway in another state. The investigation was launched after the death of a patient that may have been caused by nursing home abuse. A patient was strapped in her wheelchair when her dead body was discovered at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Her sisters say that they realized that she was possibly the victim of physical abuse when they observed numerous injuries prior to her death. They had visited her…

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Health care worker accused of nursing home abuse

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When individuals are placed in nursing homes, their relatives generally expect them to be treated with professionally appropriate care. Regrettably, that is not always what happens, and some elderly patients become victims of nursing home abuse in Tennessee nursing homes. In one recent case in another state, a nursing home employee apparently abused a patient and was arrested. A patient at the nursing home was observed to have a number of bruises on various parts of his body. According to reports, staff members witnessed a fellow employee get on top of the patient and strike him. The patient suffers from…

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Family awarded over $1 million in nursing home abuse suit

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When family members place their loved ones in nursing homes, they expect them to be treated with as much care as possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and some elderly patients fall victim to nursing home abuse in Tennessee facilities. In one out-of-state case, a family was awarded over $1 million after a lawsuit was successfully presented. The daughters of a former patient of a nursing home filed a suit against the facility claiming nursing home abuse. After the daughters became suspicious that their mother’s belongings were being stolen, they installed a hidden camera in her room. The…

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Woman injured in alleged nursing home abuse

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

A 24-year-old male nursing home worker is facing serious charges. Residents in Tennessee who have family members in nursing homes may be interested in reading about the alleged incident that occurred in another state. The man was charged withnursing home abuse following the incident. The man was working as a certified nursing assistant when he allegedly assaulted an elderly resident at a nursing home. According to reports, the man and another employee refused to let the patient exit her room and even kept the door closed so she could not leave. In addition, the woman was left with a number…

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