Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Two not guilty pleas were entered in a California courtroom yesterday morning in regards to charges of nursing home abuse and negligent care in the death of a patient.
A 77-year-old woman was brought to an El Dorado Care Center in California in order to recover from a pneumonia diagnosis. Instead of getting better, the woman progressively got worse, and ultimately passed away at the nursing home. Her condition deteriorated in just 13 days, and her husband began questioning the service of care that she received.
During her stay at the nursing home, some of the woman’s pre-existing problems were not cared for, and she also developed bruising on several areas of her body. No one at the home recorded these changes, which is required by law if abuse is suspected. Two nurses at the center were charged with negligence and abuse of the woman. They have both declared their innocence.
Please contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 if you or someone you know has questions regarding nursing home abuse.
Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 9:42 pm
A 45 year-old man has plead no contest in court this week to charges of abusing a patient at the nursing home he worked for.
In 2010, an elderly man was taken to the hospital with suspicious injuries. The hospital then filed a complaint with the police department after the patient said he had been abused by a nurse. An internal investigation conducted by the nursing home and also a police investigation led to formal charges of abuse.
The nurse has been sentenced to two years probation and two years suspended sentence. He has been ordered to take anger management classes and must complete a hundred hours of community service.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 at 8:41 pm
A nursing home is accuse of neglect and misrepresentation after a woman’s 80 year-old mother suffered from dehydration, infection, and malnutrition while in the facility’s care.
The woman suffered a broken hip from a fall while in at-home care and her daughter claims that while her mother was under the nursing home’s care, she did not receive appropriate monitoring, assessment, and wound care for her injury as well as food and hydration. She is suing both the at-home nursing company and the nursing home for compensation due to their negligence, reckless negligence, elderly abuse, and fraud.
The daughter claims health care workers acted negligently when they left her mother unattended, knowing she suffers from dementia and has a higher risk for falling.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 7:43 pm
The daughter of a 78 year-old woman who was allegedly tormented, ridiculed, and assaulted in a Pennsylvania nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the company.
After growing concerns about the woman’s care, her family placed hidden cameras in her room at the facility. On camera, nurses are seen physically abusing the elderly woman and pulling her back into her room as she tries to leave. The family approached the corporate owners of the nursing home, but little was done.
The woman’s relatives then turned to the police. Three nurses have now been charged with simple assault, neglect, harassment, recklessly endangering another person, and conspiracy. All claim their innocence and are currently out on bail.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
Dementia patients in an Ukiah, California nursing home were lathered head to foot with slippery ointment as a prank by nursing home employees. Five employees have been charged with abuse with ranging sentences. They said they did it as a prank to the workers that came on shift after them.
Fortunately, all seven of the patients were not harmed in the prank. Two employees were charged with misdemeanor elderly abuse and sentenced to 20 days in jail and two years probation for orchestrating the prank. Another worker faces 150 hours service of community and two year probation for misdemeanor elderly abuse, and two more were charged with failing to report the abuse and must do 100 hours of community service and are on probation for 2 years. All of the employees lost their nursing assistant licenses.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 3:14 pm
Edwards Group Home, a home for mentally ill patients in Hookerton, North Carolina, has recently been under a state investigation after a neighbor of the nursing home witnessed and videotaped a patient being abused by an employee at the home.
Last week, the neighbor and her husband heard screaming coming from the home. When they looked outside, they saw an employee head-butting and punching a patient. They were able to film the incident using a cell phone and turned the evidence into the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, which began an investigation into the home.
This is not the first investigation into the home. In April, officials investigated the home after neighbors witnessed a patient starting a fire in the front yard. The home was cited with a $500 fine for neglect.
If you or someone you love has been abused or neglected while staying at a nursing home, please contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.