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Nursing Home Abuse

Posted on March 5, 2020 in
Pressure sores, otherwise known as bedsores, are one of the most common injuries suffered by residents of nursing homes. Pressure sores are a largely preventable injury that can grow into a full-fledged infection without proper medical care. Worst comes to worst, the resident can die from sepsis resulting from the infection. Pressure sores are perhaps...
Posted on January 23, 2019 in
Nursing home abuse is an unfortunately common occurrence in the United States. Despite the fact that countless Americans rely on nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for their elderly loved ones, many senior citizens suffer abuse and neglect in American nursing homes. It is vital for friends and family who visit their loved...
Posted on April 23, 2018 in
Federal law requires skilled nursing homes that are federally funded by Medicare and Medicaid to establish emergency plans with written evacuation procedures that protect patients from harm. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a nursing home accident, call a Las Vegas injury attorney at Cogburn Law Offices today for a free...
Posted on February 26, 2018 in
Dementia patients who wander away from nursing homes face significant injury and fatality risks due to external dangers and cognitive impairments. Elopement, when a dementia patient wanders out of a home or nursing facility and does not return, is considered the most dangerous type of wandering with a higher risk of serious injuries and death. If...
Posted on August 7, 2017 in
Elderly nursing home residents often fall victim to sexual abuse perpetrated by nursing home staff, and even other residents. Women and men are victims of sexual abuse in nursing homes, and many assaults or attacks go unreported. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to negligence, call an experienced Las Vegas...
Posted on April 4, 2017 in
Recent studies reveal that nursing home residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia at a significantly greater risk for becoming victims of neglect or outright abuse. Unfortunately, due to the challenges and characteristics that surround dementia, many cases of abuse or neglect are never detected or reported. Understanding more about the...
Posted on March 3, 2017 in
It’s estimated that 5% of seniors are victims of financial abuse each year. Financial abuse takes many forms and it is not uncommon for the abuse to occur in nursing homes where vulnerable seniors can become victims of unscrupulous caregivers. Elder financial abuse costs senior citizens billions of dollars a year and can lead to...
Posted on February 6, 2017 in
Elder sexual assault can have a significantly detrimental impact on a patient’s physical and mental health. It is a common crime that can permanently diminish an individual’s quality of life and the impact of the abuse often leads to a reduced life expectancy. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a nursing home,...