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When Sepsis is a Result of Nursing Home Neglect

Learn the warning signs and how a nursing home neglect attorney can help protect your loved one Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the immune system has an extreme response to an infection, triggering a cascade of changes that can damage organs throughout the body. The Centers for...

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How Medication Errors in Nursing Homes Can Happen

Nursing homes have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of residents. But every year, many residents in Georgia are the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. One type of neglect seen far too often in nursing homes is medication errors. Most residents need to take medication that plays a vital role in...

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Strategies for Preventing Wandering and Elopement in Nursing Homes

Keeping residents safe should be the priority of every nursing home Nursing home residents with cognitive impairments, such as dementia, pose a threat to themselves and others if proper supervision is not provided, according to a report by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The report cites wandering and elopement as major issues nursing...

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Nursing Home Residents Can Be Vulnerable to Financial Abuse

If your loved one was the target of financial exploitation, it's important to seek legal help right away. Residents are supposed to be protected in nursing homes, but many are the victims of nursing home abuse in Georgia each year. In addition, some are the victims of financial exploitation, also called financial abuse, at the...

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Biden Administration Seeks Nursing Home Staff Mandates

The Biden Administration is seeking to address the long-standing problem of staffing shortages in nursing home facilities by implementing a federal minimum staffing requirement sometime next year. The rule would impact 15,500 nursing homes across the country. Inadequate staffing leads to nursing home neglect. Studies have shown nursing home residents experience more complications, including bedsores...

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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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