Medical Negligence

Negligence and the California Statute of Limitations

As we’ve discussed before, neglect is often harder to detect than overt physical abuse and is often not evident until well past the first initial occurrence. Negligence can also lead to death and other illnesses that may not occur for months after the negligent behavior – or, alternatively, death and greater health complications can be …

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The Unfortunate Frequency of Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Among the various forms of nursing home abuse and neglect, malnutrition is one issue that can be out of the control of the nursing home staff. While a form of neglect, malnutrition has many contributing factors, and though it may not be the fault of the facility or staff, it certainly an issue that should …

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Signs of Respiratory Infections & Why You Should Pay Attention

When it comes to diseases and other health issues that directly affect older Americans in nursing homes, respiratory infections are some of the most common and deadly. Often, the presence of respiratory infection can be a sign of nursing home neglect, and if left unattended and untreated, can lead to death. That’s why it’s important …

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Elders & Opioids: The Risks and Data You Should Know

For years the news of opioid abuse has been sweeping across the country. Towns and cities have seen the tragic effects of the opioid crisis and many are calling for solutions. Risks and issues that come with surgical procedures are usually discussed, but often, the risks associated with the pain medication after surgery is not. …

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The High Risk of Abuse Among Military Veterans

Elderly Americans are already protected from abuse and neglect, but American veterans, as veterans, have an extra layer of protection under the law as a protected class. However, that does not exempt them from abuse. Unfortunately, veterans are actually more at risk of abuse. Many factors play into this high risk of abuse among military …

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Support The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733)

Support The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) Source: AARP Official Website  The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) is a legislation that gives residents of nursing homes the right to access essential caregivers during any public health emergency.An essential caregiver is a someone designated by a nursing home resident, who can enter the facility, even when …

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What is Elder Abuse? How to Prevent it and What to do When Someone I Know is Experiencing it

What is Elder Abuse? How to prevent it and What to do when someone I know is Experiencing it : Source: AARP Official Website  In the US, approximately 1 in 10 elders have experienced some form of abuse. Some studies have reported that over 5 million elders are abused each year and only 1 in …

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COVID-19 Far From Over in Nursing Homes, Still Kills 800 a Month

  Source: AARP Official Website  COVID-19 Far From Over in Nursing Homes, Still Kills 800 a Month: According to AARP, even though numbers cannot be compared to those from the winter peaks, nursing home deaths from Coronavirus remain over 800 per month between residents and staff members. Also, more than 10,000 are becoming newly infected …

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