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Are Bedsores a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse comes in many different forms. Different warning signs may lead you to believe that a loved one is being abused or neglected, but they're often difficult to identify. However, bedsores are one of the telltale signs that a nursing home or assisted living facility is failing to provide appropriate care for a...

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Nursing Home Negligence Often Leads to Falls

Victims and families can hold nursing facilities accountable for injuries One of the most common causes of injuries or death in nursing homes is falling. About half of the 1.6 million residents in nursing facilities fall each year, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Of those who fall, about 1 out...

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Startling Report Cites Gross Neglect at Nursing Home Facility

A nursing home known nationwide for its lack of standards has, apparently, gotten worse. A new state investigation alleges gross neglect of residents at the same facility where, in 2020, police discovered an onsite makeshift morgue. NJ Advance Media, which claims to have gotten a copy of the Health Department report, provided investigation details. One...

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Medicare's Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System Ignores Some Of Worst Violations, Report Says

For years, people have trusted the federal Care Compare five-star rating system to provide unbiased, honest information about the quality of nursing-home owners and facilities. That trust may have been misplaced. An in-depth, nationwide investigation is raising questions about the accuracy of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) "5-star" rating system. By using...

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Nursing Homes Still Putting Residents at COVID-19 Risk

An Alabama Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Explains One of the serious risks for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities is the spread of COVID-19. Nearly two years after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, some nursing homes continue to fail to protect against the potentially deadly disease. According to an NBC News report,...

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Appeals Court Rules Against Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Neglect Case

A Birmingham, AL nursing home neglect attorney provides details Families of nursing home residents and staff members seeking to hold nursing homes accountable for COVID-19-related illnesses or deaths can take legal action in cases involving nursing home neglect, thanks to a recent court ruling. An appeals court recently ruled that two nursing home neglect and...

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Nursing Homes Accused of Falsely Diagnosing Residents With Schizophrenia

A nursing home abuse lawyer in Alabama explains why Many nursing homes falsely diagnose residents with schizophrenia in order to prescribe powerful drugs with dangerous side effects that sedate residents and ultimately allow nursing homes to reduce staff members, according to a shocking new nursing home abuse investigation conducted by The New York Times. “People...

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Nursing Home Inspections Not Being Done – How Bad Is the Problem in Alabama?

A recent news story by WVTM 13 News Birmingham found that over 70% of nursing homes nationwide are not being inspected each year as mandated by federal law, raising concerns that abuse and neglect could be happening in nursing facilities without families realizing what’s happening. Officially known as a standard survey, nursing home inspections must...

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