Nursing Home Malpractice

Florida Nursing Home Accused of Thwarting Rape Investigation

Saul Gruber, Esq. A Daytona Beach nursing home is accused of slowing a critical investigation of rape allegations under their roof. Daytona Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center has allegedly denied law enforcement’s request to investigate complaints from a 75-year old woman that someone was having sexual relations with her and that she was pregnant.  The potential victim suffers from dementia, and now, a sexually transmitted disease, police say. Beginning on July 3rd, police visited the care home to obtain medical records, begin interviews, and inspect patient rooms, but were denied access. Weeks later, the home has yet to comply with …

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Knowing The Various Forms of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a very concerning problem across the United States because it is not only very serious, but often times hard to detect. The Administration on Aging defines elder abuse as any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. If your loved one is in nursing care or assisted living, or you are considering making the step, it is critically important to know and be able to detect the various forms of abuse or neglect. Types of elder abuse or neglect include: Physical abuse or …

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NJ Nursing Home Workers Protest for Family Benefits, Pay Increase

Saul Gruber, Esq. Recently, nursing home caregivers protested for family health benefits and pay increase outside Alaris Health in Union City, NJ, a chain that recently was found liable for negligence and punitive damages for the death of a resident in the amount of 13.2 Million dollars. Approximately 30 caregivers and union organizers picketed from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Workers of Alaris Health expressed frustration with the new administration, from poor working conditions to inadequate support. They cited lack of necessary supplies, such as oxygen and water cups for residents, and a struggle to survive for themselves. Certified nursing assistants …

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Hidden Camera Leads to Arraignment of 17 Nurse Employees for Neglect & Fraud

Seventeen employees of Kaleida Health at Highpointe Health Care Facility in Michigan have been arraigned in Buffalo City Court, New York, this past Friday. Eight nurses and nine nursing assistants have been fired after a state investigation. All seventeen individuals face various counts of willful violation of health law, including endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, and falsifying business records.  Hidden surveillance (which is likely to have been running during a 24-hour period) reveals that nurses and aides repeatedly neglected to care for a 56-year old patient with Huntington’s chorea, a neurological disease that leaves him …

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MO House Tries to Cap Medical Malpractice Costs for a More “Hospitable Environment”

Pamela Mullis, Esq. Earlier this month, the Missouri State House has passed legislation onto the Senate for approval of a rule that would cap plaintiff’s non-economic damages to $350,000 in medical malpractice lawsuits. Pushing the bill is Representative Stanley Cox (R-Sedalia), who argues that doctors will leave Missouri for states with more “hospitable environments”–in other words, states that cap damages for their mistakes, citing costs as an economic problem. Today, the private healthcare insurance industry makes billions with tax exemption (possibly $864 billion annually) . This isn’t an economic problem for doctors, but a health crisis for the American people. According to …

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