Nursing Home Abuse Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2012 – A patient at Florida State Hospital (FSH) says she was abused and neglected while she was pregnant. She says she was in labor but was refused help by four employees at the Chattahoochee hospital. The patient was at FSH during the month of October 2011. In December she was taken by helicopter to Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee where she gave birth to a baby at the 38th week of gestation. The baby was stillborn and put on life support. The woman filed a lawsuit because she believes her pregnancy […]


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Boston, MA. (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2012 – Attorneys David Hoey and Bernard J. Hamill recently joined as co-counsel to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in the Barnstable County, Massachusetts superior court on behalf of the Estate of John Miller against Eagle Pond nursing home. Miller was allegedly fatally injured by a fall at the Cape Cod nursing facility on June 16, 2010. Miller was a resident of Eagle Pond nursing home in Dennis, Massachusetts. Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC d/b/a Eagle Pond Rehabilitation & Living Center is a member of the Kindred chain of long term care […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2012 – A judge recently declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Florida’s former ombudsman of long-term care, Brian Lee. The lawsuit contends that the Department of Elder Affairs fired Lee because of his advocacy for nursing home residents. When Lee demanded ownership information from Florida long-term care facilities, Governor Rick Scott removed him from the position. The information is supposed to be available under the Affordable Health Care Act, which the Scott administration opposes. The ombudsman program is intended to allow nursing home residents and their families to file complaints and report […]


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Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2012 – Attorney Bernard J. Hamill recently filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit in the Berkshire County, Massachusetts superior court on behalf of the Estate of John B. Satiro against Sweet Brook nursing home. Satiro was fatally injured by a Hoyer lift fall at the Williamstown facility. Plaintiff Satiro was a resident of Sweet Brook transitional care and living center located at 1561 Cold Spring Road in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Sweet Brook Transitional Care and Living Center is owned by Des Senior Care Holdings, LLC, of Fort Lee, NJ. According to the complaint (Berkshire […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2012 – Hospital errors are far more common than Americans suspect. Many involve drug mistakes. “Drug errors are quite common and quite deadly,” says Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “With understaffed hospitals, an overburdened health care system and a shortage of medical professionals, it is no wonder there are medication errors. Whether it is lousy writing, a miscalculated dose, an overdose, the right dose for the wrong person, a combination of drugs that adversely affects a patient, or sheer negligence, medication […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2012 – Virtually every U.S. family has, or will have, a family member in a nursing home. Be aware of what goes on in them. “Not ‘all’ nursing homes are bad, neglectful or negligent when caring for their patients. However, there is enough of this kind of behavior going on across the nation that you need to be aware of it,” says Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “We tend to think that just because a loved one goes into a nursing […]


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Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2012 – Attorney Kara McLoy has joined the Hamill Law firm as a senior litigation associate. Kara graduated cum laude from Suffolk Law School and was the Law Review Editor-in-Chief. She was awarded the law faculty outstanding student award, as well as the Judge Frank J. Donahue achievement award. Attorney McLoy held a number of prestigous clerkships prior to entering private practice including with the New Hampshire Supreme Court. She was also the research assistant and editor for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Her private practice included eight years at an international law […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2012 – Two women served a mere 42 days for abusing nursing home residents. This is not right. “This case just made me see red,” indicated Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “Residents in nursing homes are in need of special care. They are there because they need help, and are to be treated with dignity, respect and caring. When a nursing home caretaker commits abuse, the most fundamental trust of all is shattered. It is unconscionable.” The facts of this case […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2012 – Joyce and Reyes Law Firm, P.A. recently launched their Tampa personal injury website to help clients with all their serious injury concerns. The website is a comprehensive resource for everyone in the Tampa Bay area to learn more about what to do after an auto accident, wrongful death concerns, and brain injury cases. The firm has helped thousands of clients since they began a law office in 1984. “Having the website is a natural extension for us,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. “We want clients to have the best […]


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Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2012 – Boston Massachusetts nursing home abuse attorney Bernard J. Hamill says families need know that there is a direct correlation between staffing levels and the neglect of elders in nursing homes. Inadequate staffing of nurses and certified nurse aides (CNA’s) lead to pressure sores, dehydration, and medication errors. Staffing shortages are a primary cause of improper charting in long term care facilities. The staffing levels required by State regulations are a minimum standard. Federal regulations state that staffing must be sufficient to provide optimum care. So a nursing facility can satisfy state […]


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Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2012 – Nursing home abuse attorney Bernard J. Hamill says that a review of recent Quality of Care issues show that nursing homes nationwide still have work to do to comply with federal and state mandates for the quality of care for elders. Hamill, founder of the Hamill Law Group, says a recent University of California study on nursing home deficiencies show that troubling trends remain. The study’s information came from the On-Line Survey and Certification System (OSCAR) data that are complied at annual mandatory nursing home surveys by states. Quality of care […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2012 – Last fall, Attorney TJ Grimaldi was brought aboard to head up the personal injury division of McIntyre Panzarella Thanasides, P.L. Mr. Grimaldi, born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and whose family founded and ran Columbia Bank in Ybor City for nearly a century, is an experienced personal injury attorney and is spearheading the McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, P.L. personal injury department. The new personal injury division focuses on helping those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, victims of medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. “I want to […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2012 – It does not matter where this case happened. The fact is that medical malpractice can and does happen to seniors in nursing homes. “When nursing homes do not provide the right care to their residents or negligently provide the care they claim they offer, they too may be sued for medical malpractice, and not just the facility itself,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer at The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio, “The employees, other caregivers on the premises, and the owners can […]


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Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2012 – Boston Massachusetts nursing home abuse attorney Bernard J. Hamill says families should use federal rules that give rise to specific rights for all nursing home residents. Some of your nursing home rights include the right to: – Be treated with dignity and respect. You have the right to decide when you go to bed, when to wake up in the morning, and when and where to eat your meals. – Be free from discrimination of any kind including racial and sexual; – Be free from abuse and neglect: you have the […]


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Boston attorney Bernard J. Hamill of Hamill Law Group says full disclosure needed before placement of Elder Felons in Massachusetts Nursing Homes. Quincy, MA (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2011 – Boston Massachusetts nursing home abuse attorney Bernard J. Hamill says families need know that there has been an increase in the admission of residents with past felony records into nursing homes. Residents should have the right to know when a potentially dangerous person in admitted in their midst. The potential for violence can be the result of psychiatric disorders or past criminal convictions. Both pose a risk to vulnerable […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2011 – The latest quarterly reports for the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act show 29 violations by statewide nursing home facilities. The violations, which can seriously jeopardize patient health and safety, resulted in penalties ranging from fines to license revocations. Some of the most egregious violations were uncovered by health department investigators at the Waterfront Terrace nursing home. Investigators were brought in after the facility failed to provide adequate care. It was discovered that an individual found bleeding from a shunt and lying in a pool of blood was not properly monitored. Less […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) June 1, 2011 – The National Labor Relations Board is sending a powerful message to the nursing home operator HealthBridge Management that it unfairly fired then rehired 700 nursing home employees. The NLRB is pushing to make HealthBridge pay back wages to the workers and restore their seniority. A hearing on the wrongdoing is scheduled for the middle of July. The 700 workers did laundry and housekeeping services throughout six Connecticut nursing homes under the subcontractor Healthcare Services Group. Days after they were fired, they were rehired for lower pay and a lesser title. […]


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Nursing homes are meant to be places of safety. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2010 – “If you’re in the situation where you need to place a loved one in a nursing home, you want to know they will be safe, treated with respect and dignity and will be well cared for. The last thing you want to find out is that they are being abused. While you might not want to think about that, this does happen in a great number of nursing homes. Your loved one may be facing […]


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About 1.3 million people across the U.S. will die each year as a result pharmacy errors or wrongfully prescribed drugs. Pharmaceutical mistakes are on the rise. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2010 – It’s not a secret that medical malpractice lawsuits are growing every year, despite some states capping a victim’s award. Companion cases to medical errors made by surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists are pharmaceutical mistakes that are growing by leaps and bounds every year. In fact, close to 1.3 million people will die in the U.S. this year as a result of incorrectly prescribed or wrongly […]


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It’s unbelievable the types of things employees in nursing homes do for fun. Often that fun comes in the form of abuse. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2010 – “This case that I heard about is really disturbing, as it involves a so-called prank that really amounted to elder abuse in a nursing home. It happened in a California nursing home and the result of the incident was several staff members were fired and ultimately faced criminal charges. It boils down to ‘What on earth were they thinking?’ when they were dealing with their elderly patients,” said […]


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