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Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

A Decatur, Georgia, nursing home negligence attorney explains the elements of a wrongful death lawsuit The death of a loved one can be upsetting under any circumstances. But if a family member dies while living in a nursing home or assisted living facility due to negligence, it can be devastating. While no amount of money...

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Can a Nursing Home Be Sued for Using Restraints?

A nursing home abuse lawyer can be your family's voice for justice. Nursing home abuse can cover a wide range. And one of the most common forms of abuse families often contact our law firm about involves family members being physically restrained at a nursing home. Many families are understandably horrified when they find out...

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Patients Often Suffer in Nursing Homes Owned By Investment Firms

Nursing home ownership affects resident care Researchers say that when an investment firm buys a nursing home, resident deaths increase. A recent expose on investment firm Portopiccolo Group shines a light on how investors can take a nursing home from "pristine" to squalor in a very short time. Indeed, nursing home abuse and neglect can...

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Tricks Nursing Homes Use To Cover Up Abuse & Neglect

We put our trust in nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for our loved ones. But unfortunately, some nursing facilities violate that trust, then do everything possible to cover up evidence of abuse and neglect. Nursing homes that don't properly care for their residents must be held accountable, but facilities often go to...

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Worker Shortage Creates Staffing 'Apocalypse' for Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents deserve quality care regardless of staff levels. Since the pandemic's start, the nursing home industry has lost about 15 percent of its jobs. This situation puts residents at greater risk for nursing home abuse and neglect. Short staffing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities may lead to: Bedsores, also known as...

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Falls Are Often the Result of Nursing Home Negligence

When residents fall, severe injuries are common Nursing home residents can sustain serious injuries due to nursing home neglect. And one of the most common causes of injuries in nursing homes involves neglected residents falling and getting hurt. When this happens, victims and their families need to take action right away to protect their health...

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Nursing Homes Continue To Struggle With Staffing Shortages

"At some point...the system is going to fracture" Staffing shortages at nursing homes and assisted living facilities are becoming more and more common in Georgia and throughout the nation. According to a recent report by NPR, nursing facilities are currently experiencing "historic staffing shortages," which is something that creates an environment ripe for nursing home...

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Are Medicare's Nursing Home Ratings Trustworthy?

A Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Discusses the Care Compare Scandal A popular 5-star rating system that helps people choose nursing homes may be providing dangerously incomplete information. A nationwide investigation by The New York Times reveals thousands of incidents of physical and sexual nursing home abuse as well as incidents of catastrophic neglect that...

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