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Wrong Medication or Overdose Cases

Per research performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is common practice for nursing homes to medicate residents with drugs in order to keep them calm. However, in many instances, these drugs…

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Nursing Home Rape or Assault

According to an in-depth study performed by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, 1 out of every 3 nursing homes in the United States has had serious nursing home abuse violations, with…

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Broken Hip in Elderly

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, broken hips and hip fractures in the elderly population is a serious concern in the United States. People over 60 years of age account for the most…

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Malnutrition of Elderly

Nursing Home Malnutrition of Elderly Regardless of the strict federal laws protecting nursing home abuse victims, anywhere between 35% to 50% of residents living in nursing homes in the United States have, at one point,…

Dehydration can be harmful to the elderly

Dehydration in Elderly

Dehydration in Nursing Homes or Hospitals is Negligence According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), dehydration in the elderly is a dire problem for nursing homes across the nation with at least two… settles nursing home abuse case

Hoyer Lift Accident Information

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a fair majority of nursing home residents are unable to walk without some sort of assistance. Hoyer lifts are common equipment used in nursing homes to assist these disabled…

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Falls in the Nursing Home

Attended Falls in the Nursing Home According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), older adults are more at risk of falls in the nursing home or hospital setting than any other age group. In…

New statistics indicate alarming rates of death caused by medical negligence

Hospital and Nursing Home Falls

Falls in Nursing Homes Indicate Negligence Nursing homes across the nation are required by both federal and state law to screen each and every resident for the risk of falls through a fall-risk assessment. This…

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Stage 3 Bedsores

Stage 3 Bedsores in a Hospital or Nursing Home Indicate Negligence Stage 3 bedsores, also known as stage 3 pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, occur when victims lie motionless, without being turned for long periods…

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Patient Wandering Off or Lost Resident

What is Patient Wandering or Elopment? According to the Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging, a medical journal of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), close to 31% of nursing home residents with dementia…

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Negligent Feeding

What is Negligent Feeding? Many nursing home residents, especially patients with dementia or those who have suffered from a stroke, are given nourishment via the use of feeding tubes. Occasionally, physicians and nursing home staff…

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Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration Pneumonia Can be Caused by Negligence According to the National Center on Biotechnology Information (NCBI), aspiration pneumonia is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and deaths in nursing homes across the United States….

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