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Jury awards millions in nursing home abuse lawsuit

Posted on September 27th, 2011 No Comments

A West Virginia jury has awarded more than $90 million in punitive and economic damages to the family of an elderly woman who died as a result of nursing home neglect. The woman, who was suffering from dementia, entered the nursing home able to walk with the aid of a walker and was communicative. While […]

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Nursing home workers charged with abuse

Posted on August 19th, 2011 No Comments

Five employees at an Ukiah, California nursing home have been charged with misdemeanor elderly abuse and failure to report elderly abuse after three employees lathered patients with oil. Seven residents that suffer from dementia were covered with ointment to make them slippery as a prank for the nurses that came on for the next shift […]

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United States sues Kentucky nursing home

Posted on August 1st, 2011 No Comments

The Villaspring Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Erlanger is under fire as the United States files a lawsuit against the nursing home, claiming that it billed Medicare and Medicaid $16 millionĀ  for “worthless” services. The lawsuit states the nursing home attempted to defraud the United States by forcing the government to pay for services […]

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Kentucky receives grant to screen potential nursing home employees

Posted on June 29th, 2011 No Comments

The state of Kentucky was recently given a $3 million federal grant to establish a system to more thoroughly screen potential nursing home employees. Officials are hoping that this will prevent nursing home abuse and neglect by hiring people who are better qualified to take care of the elderly and disabled. The grant will allow […]

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Lawsuit filed against nursing home for death of resident

Posted on May 4th, 2011 No Comments

A lawsuit was recently filed against HCR Manorcare, a nursing home in West Virginia, after one of its residents died due to mistreatment and neglect. The lawsuit was filed by a family member of the resident who died. The lawsuit states that the resident suffered from malnutrition and dehydration while under the care of nursing […]

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