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Pressure Ulcer Legal Cases

Frank Fernandez
Often, pressure ulcers—also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers—are mentioned as though they are a normal part of aging or of the experience of living in a long-term nursing facility. In truth, pressure ulcers are often serious injuries that can result in a potentially fatal infection. They’re also often a sign of nursing home neglect. If your loved one has experienced new or worsening bedsores since entering a nursing home, an experienced nursing home negligence...
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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Bedsores?

Frank Fernandez
Whether you are looking for a nursing home to care for a loved one, or currently have a family member living in a nursing home facility, you want them to be well cared for and safe. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are almost 54 million residents 65 years and older, and that population is increasing rapidly. About 1.3 million people live in nursing homes, many with mobility issues. Bedsores are a common problem...
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Elderly Abuse and Neglect

Mark Hickey
The elderly population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States today. The United States Census predicted in 2011 that the elderly population would quadruple in number over the next four decades. For the full analysis, please check out http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb11-194.html. This population increase raises understandable concerns for many families who face the difficult decision of becoming the elderly loved one’s caretaker or choosing a nursing home or other type of facility designed to care for...
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Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Mark Hickey
You might not even notice at first. One day you make a visit to your family member, who’s been in a nursing home for a year. She says she’s fine, but you notice bruises on her arms. They’re nothing, she says; she just tripped. Yet, why does she look frightened even though she smiles? Why does she back away when you move toward her? Have you stumbled onto something you don’t even want to think...
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Identifying Nursing Home Abuse – And What to Do About It

Mark Hickey
It’s been a few months since your grandmother moved into a long-term facility.  At first, everything was fine, but you’ve noticed some changes recently.  Your grandmother is unusually quiet and, while she claims her bruised arm was caused by bumping into a table, something seems wrong. No one wants to think about a loved one being abused in a nursing home but, tragically, it occurs. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), as many as...