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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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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Federal laws aimt to protect residents from nursing home neglect

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Moving a loved one into a nursing home is rarely an easy decision, but time and financial limitations can make it difficult to provide needed care. Tennessee families usually hope that their loved ones will receive the best care possible, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. When families are uncertain if nursing home neglect or abuse has actually taken place, first considering what residents are legally entitled to can be helpful. One of the fundamental rights for residents of nursing homes as mandated by federal law is that they not be neglected or abused. While some may think…

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