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

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Uncategorized

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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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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