Slip and Fall in a Nursing Home: Can You Sue?

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

slip-fall in nursing home

Nursing homes are there to provide individuals with extended care and safety due to age, ailments, or when recovering from surgery and illnesses. When something bad happens at a nursing home facility, you may wonder what your options are in terms of holding them accountable or receiving compensation. Nursing homes today are often inadequately staffed…

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What are the Risk Factors for Bedsores in Nursing Homes?

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

Bed sores are extremely painful, but also preventable. They occur in nursing homes often because of improper monitoring. When bedsores go untreated, they can quickly turn into life-threatening conditions. It is estimated that 60,000 cases each year involve fatalities because of untreated bedsores; these high numbers are attributed to inadequate staffing, or even malpractice, in…

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Most Common Types of Nursing Home Injuries

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

Unfortunately, the abuse of our elders is becoming increasingly common. Especially as more nursing homes take advantage of government and medical resources to open their doors. Medical professionals cannot address the concerns of their patients and overwhelmed staff will often ignore or miss the signs of nursing home abuse entirely. A nursing home or assisted…

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Nursing Home Residents Likely to Fall in First Month

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

According to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, one out of every five newly admitted nursing home residents fall within one month of arriving at the facility. Researchers also found that the risk of falling was significantly reduced if the home employed a higher number of certified nursing assistants and other…

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Georgia Medical Center Worker Diagnosed with Tuberculosis

Categories: Fatal Accident

Tuberculosis is a serious illness that can result in hospitalization or death. Recently, a worker at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia realized that she had this illness and may have exposed others who came in for treatments to the contagious infection. On June 14th, the medical center officials sent notices out to 133…

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Elder Abuse is a Major Concern for Georgians

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

Statistics show that elder abuse is one of the least reported crimes in Georgia. Part of the reason is because it’s often hard to know when abuse is occuring. Elderly relatives and friends do fall down. They also may have bruises from being helped in and out of the shower or the bath or in…

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Concerns Over Nursing Home Care are Serious Issues

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

If you have relatives in a nursing home, you most likely have some concerns. After all, people in nursing homes are at the mercy of their caregivers, and you never really know the whole story unless you are there all the time. But as an attorney who has worked with victims of nursing home abuse, let…

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Spotting Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

As human beings, we don’t come with operations manuals. We learn as we go, and in some cases as we do. With aging grandparents and parents, we get our first exposure to end of life care. It’s not an easy subject, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the process. As an attorney, what I’ve…

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Injury at a Nursing Home Can Signal a Larger Problem

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

Accidents can happen anywhere, and it is not uncommon for people to lose their footing and take a fall, especially if they are elderly. When accidents happen in a nursing home, the situation is a bit more complicated. After all, we entrust nursing homes to take care of and provide for our loved ones. If…

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Taking Care of Mom and Dad

Categories: Nursing Home Injuries

More Americans are in nursing homes today than ever before. As the population continues to age, this is a trend that will continue. Just as there are wonderful places to retire gracefully, there are other places that are not so nice. As an attorney, I’ve seen the results of elder abuse and it’s not a pretty picture….

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