November 22, 2017
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Neglect Claim Filed Against Michigan City Nursing Home

  MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA — The family of a former patient of Aperion Care Arbors in Michigan City who was found with advanced pressure sores (aka “bed sores”) on both buttocks, his sacrum/coccyx, and both heels, has filed a proposed complaint with the Indiana Department of Insurance alleging the “negligent operation and management of the … Read more

Patient Dies Following Massive Overdoses Given By Hospital – Complaint Filed

St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital The family of an Indiana woman who died after being administered multiple overdoses of potent opioid pain medication while a hospital patient has filed a complaint with the Indiana Department of Insurance alleging negligence and wrongful death. The complaint was filed against St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital Inc., after the woman died in … Read more

Complaint Filed Against Indianapolis Nursing Home After Patient Develops Advanced Pressure Sores

Miller’s Senior Living Community   INDIANAPOLIS — The family of an Indianapolis man who became afflicted with multiple, advanced pressure ulcers after being admitted to a nursing home for rehabilitation has filed a “proposed complaint” with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging nursing home neglect. The complaint was filed against the alleged owners and … Read more

Complaint Filed Against Kokomo Nursing Home After Patient Dies From Traumatic Head Injury

The family of an Indiana man who died after being admitted to a Kokomo nursing home has filed a “proposed complaint” with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging nursing home neglect and wrongful death. The complaint was filed against the owners and operators of the Aperion Care Kokomo facility after the man was not … Read more

Why Bother Suing Bad Nursing Homes?

   As lawyers who represent patients and families devastated by nursing home neglect and abuse, we are sometimes asked:  “Why bother suing nursing homes? … Their patients are already old and sick.  It’s not as if they have a great quality of life anyway.”   Well, here is one of the many important reasons we “bother.” Clyde was born in … Read more

The No. 1 Secret To Avoid Becoming A Medical Malpractice Victim

It is hard not to worry about the possibility of becoming a medical malpractice victim.  A 2013 study reported in the Journal of Patient Safety found that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. Well, a new study published by … Read more

Medical Malpractice Claim Filed After Bladder Lacerated And Intestine Erroneously Removed During Ovarian Surgery

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis woman has filed a medical malpractice claim with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging medical negligence against an Indianapolis ob/gyn physician, Community Hospital East, and other defendants.  Filing a proposed complaint with the IDOI is a prerequisite to pursuing a claim in state court against healthcare providers covered by Indiana’s Medical … Read more

Complaint Filed Against Greensburg Nursing Home Alleges Negligence After  Patient Chokes To Death On A Pill

An elderly Columbus, Indiana woman has filed a “proposed complaint” with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging nursing home neglect and medical negligence against the owners and operators of Heritage House of Greensburg nursing home and other defendants for allowing her husband to choke to death on his medication. According to the complaint, the … Read more

Indiana Nursing Home Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Patients Gets No Jail Time

According to court records and multiple news reports, Austin Gough, age 20, had been charged with three counts of sexual battery and three counts of attempted sexual battery as a result of multiple complaints that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with patients at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield. However, because … Read more

The Problem of Pain Medication Theft in Nursing Homes

There is a wide-spread and growing problem of nursing home employees stealing pain medications from the patients they are being paid to care for. The industry likes to call this practice of pain medication theft, “drug diversion.”  To be clear, theft of pain medication is a form of nursing home neglect and abuse. A study … Read more