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Failing Nursing Homes Will Now Face Tougher Penalties

Can harsher punishments help prevent nursing home abuse and neglect? Nursing homes that are currently on a watch list for providing substandard care will face tougher federal penalties for future violations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced. The new penalties apply to 88 facilities – fewer than 0.5 percent of...

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What Are the Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?

In Georgia, the Loved Ones of Fatal Accident Victims Deserve Compensation When a loved one dies, the last thing on many people's minds is money. But the reality is that with the loss of their contributions, love, and support, a family will soon suffer financial hardship after death. Wrongful death compensation is available, but you...

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Violent Crime Is Up; Landlords, Business Owners Must Improve Security

In the last few years, violent crime in Atlanta and major cities throughout the nation has increased dramatically. Nationwide, murder and non-negligent manslaughter rose by almost 30 percent in 2020. This is the most significant rise since recordkeeping began in the 1960s. Meanwhile, aggravated assault is up 9 percent, and gun assaults are up 5...

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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Sepsis?

Nursing home negligence often contributes to patients developing sepsis A new case review is bringing attention to how negligence in nursing homes contributes to sepsis-related fatalities. The case, reviewed in Emergency Live, involves a Texas nursing home patient with a serious infection. She waited over 24 hours before an ambulance was called, but her infection...

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COVID Deaths Rising in Georgia Nursing Facilities

An Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Examines the Ongoing Problem New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a sobering reminder that COVID-19 remains a serious health threat, particularly for our nation’s most vulnerable population – seniors. And seniors who are residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are particularly...

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Can a Patient be Restrained in a Nursing Home?

Nursing homes have a responsibility to respect dignity One of a nursing home's fundamental responsibilities is to maintain a safe environment for residents, and sometimes, that includes dangers posed by residents themselves. People with medical conditions such as dementia may lose control of their behavior and become a threat to themselves or others. In extreme...

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