Understanding Malnutrition and Dehydration In Nursing Homes
Malnourishment and dehydration may be signs of neglect Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide care for residents. This includes providing a safe environment and appropriate medical care. It also includes providing proper nutrition and hydration to help residents stay healthy. However, in far too many nursing homes, residents are suffering from malnutrition and/or dehydration....Read More
What is Considered Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes?
Financial exploitation is one most common types of nursing home abuse. Nursing home residents may be vulnerable to a range of abuse, including financial exploitation. This form of nursing home abuse involves exploiting an individual's finances for one's own benefit without the victim fully understanding the repercussions of their decisions. Sadly, statistics point toward financial...Read More
How A Lack of Security Guards Can Lead to a Negligent Security Lawsuit
Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure their premises are safe. There are many locations in Atlanta and throughout Georgia where security measures need to be taken to protect people. These include apartment buildings, malls, office buildings, arenas, hotels, parking lots, and garages. Owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure...Read More
Steps Nursing Homes Can Take To Prevent Wandering
Appropriate supervision is critical to the safety of nursing home residents. Nursing home residents who have dementia or other conditions impacting their cognitive abilities can have a tendency to wander away from the facility when they are left unsupervised. Unfortunately, this puts their health and safety at risk, especially in winter when temperatures can sometimes...Read More
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...Read More
How Nursing Homes Try to Hide Signs of Abuse & Neglect
Here are the tricks nursing facilities use to cover up potential evidence of wrongdoing. According to the National Council On Aging, a staggering 5 million older adults are abused annually in the US. And while not all of those elders are harmed in a nursing home or assisted living facility setting, studies show that roughly...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Nursing Home Neglect: Bedsores Are 100% Preventable
If your loved one developed bedsores, call a nursing home negligence attorney. When a loved one in a nursing home is left alone in the same position for hours, they can develop painful bedsores. So, if you notice this type of injury, understand that it is a classic sign of nursing home neglect, and you...Read More
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...Read More