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Archive for the ‘Nursing Home Injury’ Category

What is Nursing Home Neglect?

If your loved one who has been placed in long-term care shows signs of nursing home neglect, it can be devastating to you and your family. It was already a difficult decision to place them in long-term care, and if they are not being cared for properly, you may wonder if you made the right

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Are Nursing Homes Responsible for Medication Errors?

Although they are rare, medication errors do occur on long-term healthcare facilities like nursing homes. When those errors do occur, you may wonder who is responsible for any injuries that result from the error. How Medication Errors Happen Before technology became so prevalent in medicine, medication errors happened more frequently. A pharmacist may have difficulty

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Causes of Unreported Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

Poor care in nursing homes is responsible for many injuries and premature deaths. Unfortunately, many of these injuries and deaths are never reported because physicians naturally believe the age of the patient or ongoing medical conditions contributed to their death. In addition, facilities may attempt to purposely cover up anything that could be determined negligence.

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What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse?

Elderly people are harmed or taken advantage of far too often by individuals trusted to provide care. Health care professionals that work in facilities or provide home care are not the only individuals to keep a mindful eye on. According to The National Center on Elderly Abuse, the most frequent offenders are family members of the

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Statute of Limitations – Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney Explains Why Time is of the Essence

The decision to pursue a personal injury lawsuit is not always an easy one to make. However, when you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another’s negligent conduct, you deserve to seek recovery as allowed by law. When it comes to any lawsuit, there are certain laws called “statutes of limitations”

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Lundy Medical Malpractice Lawyers Answer Your Questions Regarding Medical Provider Negligence

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that after heart disease and cancer, the third leading cause of death in America was caused by medical negligence. Despite those figures, medical malpractice cases can often be the most contentious type of negligence case victims may file – that is to say they are boldly

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How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

When we send a loved one to live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, we expect them to receive top-notch treatment; however, that’s not always the case. In fact, a disturbing new report shows that as many as one-third of all elderly citizens living in these types of facilities are the victims of

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Settlement Reached in Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Case

Care providers at nursing homes and long-term care facilities have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the health and safety of their patients. Yet statistics show that as many as 1 in 3 elderly individuals will become victims of abuse or neglect this year. In our state, victims of such careless treatment often seek compensation for

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Who to Call if You Suspect a Case of Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse

When a loved one is no longer able to care for themselves, a home health care provider or a long-term care facility may be a solution. It’s important to remember that nursing home abuse is a very real risk. In fact, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports as many as one-third of all nursing home patients

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Pennsylvania Considers Reform of Guardianship Regulations

August 15, 2013 Nursing home abuse and neglect is a major problem across the United States, but especially in Pennsylvania. Data from the National Center for Elder Abuse shows at least one in 10 elderly citizens will be the victim of some kind of abuse or neglect each year. However, experts believe the number could

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