Elderly Man Walks Out Of Nursing Home Unnoticed, Freezes To Death

Charleston personal injury attorneys know the decision to move disabled or elderly family members into a nursing home is never easy, but once that decision is made, families trust that loved ones will be properly cared for while under the supervision of the home’s staff. Unfortunately, the quality of care families expect is not always…

Elderly Woman’s Daughter Files Negligence Suit Against Mt. Pleasant Hospice

On the early morning of February 12th, allegedly, a homeless man entered an unlocked door of Gentiva Health Services, a Mt. Pleasant hospice, walked across the hall, into an 86-year-old woman’s room, and sexually assaulted her. After hearing a scream, a nurse rushed to the room and found the homeless man atop the helpless hospice…

Jury Awards Big Time, Causing Nursing Home To Seek Appeal

Charleston nursing home abuse attorneys came across a Kentucky suit that recently awarded a monumental sum of $42.75 million to the family of a man who, allegedly, died due to negligent care in a nursing home. The amount was granted by a Hopkins County jury in Lexington, Kentucky and according to court documents the jury…

Nursing Home Abuse: Are Cameras Allowed In Resident Rooms?

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem, with the National Center on Elder Abuse reporting as many as 10 percent of seniors surveyed said they had experienced abuse over the prior year. Many nursing home residents and their family members want to use video cameras in order to record what is occurring in a nursing…

Nursing Home Companies Accused Of Negligence And Abuse Hide Behind Mandatory Arbitration

Nursing homes in South Carolina and elsewhere are increasing their use of mandatory arbitration in nursing home contracts to protect them in negligence and abuse cases. These clauses force the injured and their families to take their case to an arbitrator even when a loved one is seriously injured or dies. Nursing home corporations that…

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