Archive | December, 2011

Eleven Nursing Home Employees Charged in Patient Abuse Case

December 28, 2011

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A nursing home in Arlington, VA has come under investigation for continued abuse of one of its residents by eleven different caregivers in what may be one of the largest nursing home abuse cases in history. The victim is a gentleman who resided at the facility for seven years, was subjected to neglect, assault, and […]

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Nursing Home Indicted for Abuse and Neglect of Mentally Ill Patient

December 27, 2011

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A  nursing home facility was recently indicted at a grand jury hearing for felony abuse and neglect of a mentally ill patient. The victim died as the result of alleged lack of staff training and care. The Verdugo Valley Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre located in the Los Angeles area faces charges for the death […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Case Example: Nursing Home Fined for Neglect and Mistreatment

December 26, 2011

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A Lake Placid, New York nursing home facility was recently fined over $20,000 for subjecting residents to neglect, mistreatment, and possible abuse. The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services imposed the fine on Adirondack Medical Center—Uihlein months after a survey of the facility exposed incidents out of keeping with acceptable practices. The allegations stem […]

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Wrongful Death Claimed in Nursing Home Lawsuit

December 22, 2011

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The death of a 78-year-old nursing home resident has led to the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. The suit claims that nurses failed to seek medical attention for the woman after she fell. The deceased was considered a high fall risk, which required staff to take proactive measures to guard the woman’s safety. According […]

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Preventing Dog Bites with Electric Dog Fences

December 21, 2011

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Many times dog bites occur because dog owners do not properly contain and/ or restrain their dogs.  One innovative way of keeping a dog in its own yard, and thereby preventing a possible dog bite, is to install an electric fence system.  An electric dog fence system will contain the dog in its yard without […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Video

December 21, 2011

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The son of a 78-year-old nursing home resident caught his mother’s abusers on tape. After repeatedly complaining to the parent company that his mother was being brutalized, to no avail, he decided to take matters in his own hands and planted a camera in his mother’s room to expose the abusive caregivers. The resulting videotape […]

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How an Attorney Investigates Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

December 19, 2011

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Why Abuse Goes Unreported About one-third of assisted living and care type facilities in the U.S. have been cited for abuse, but only a small percentage of cases get reported. Some residents don’t have family members to tell about their abuse. Others tell family members but aren’t believed. Their allegations of abuse are dismissed as […]

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Tips to Cope with Unemployment and Joblessness

December 14, 2011

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This article may not get you a job but hopefully reading it may offer you a new outlook and perspective from which to view your situation.   Knowing that millions of others are going through the same problems as you, may not offer much comfort , but it reinforces one fact : YOU ARE NOT ALONE. […]

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Quarantining Dogs That Bite

December 11, 2011

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In Ohio, whenever a dog bites someone, a report must be made within twenty-four hours to the health commissioner of the district in which the bite occurred.  The report should be made by any doctor or veterinarian with knowledge of the bite, or by the person bitten.  Once a report is made, the health commissioner […]

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Dog Bites and Dog Attacks to Children in Ohio

December 2, 2011

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Throughout Ohio, significantly more children suffer dog bites each year than do adults.  The reasons for this vary, but there are some basic explanations. First, children are oftentimes less cautious around dogs than an adult would be.  For example, children will disturb a dog that’s sleeping or eating or reach through a fence to pet […]

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