September 26, 2017
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NURSING HOME NEGLECT LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST  THORTON TERRACE HEALTH CAMPUS

The Powless Law Firm has filed a civil lawsuit alleging negligence by the Thorton Terrace Health Campus nursing home in Hanover, Indiana.  The allegations involve multiple instances of substandard care that resulted in an Indiana State Department of Health investigation finding that the facility violated state and federal nursing home regulations intended to ensure quality care.  The claim involves the … Read more

POLICE INVESTIGATING MASSIVE IDENTITY THEFT RING CENTERING  AROUND GREENFIELD NURSING HOME

According to news reports, the Greenfield and Indianapolis police departments are involved in the investigation of a massive identity theft ring which apparently has Golden Living Nursing Home in Greenfield at the center of the investigation. According to the reports, there are more than 100 identities stolen and more than $100,000.  Police, according to the … Read more

Indiana Nursing Home Abuse Complaint Results in Felony Charges

If we need more evidence that Indiana’s nursing home industry provides some of the worst care in the United States, we have it.  According to news reports, a 44 year-old Joyce Curtis of Dale, Indiana has been charged with sexual battery, battery with injury, and intimidation arising her employment as a certified nursing aide at … Read more

Hiding Medical Malpractice

In the vast majority of cases, hospitals and other healthcare providers who commit medical malpractice hide the harm from their patients, according to a recent Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report.  The study, which was published in the Journal of Patient Safety, found that fewer than 1 out of 10 acts of medical negligence … Read more

Study Shows Most Nursing Homes Lie To Consumers About Nursing Staff Levels

For several years now families faced with making a decision on finding a nursing home for their loved one in need of skilled care have used the CMS’ Nursing Home Compare website to assist in their decision making.  The site provides consumers with information on nursing homes that are a participating and certified facility in … Read more

How Indiana Laws Protect Nursing Homes That Neglect and Kill Patients – Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of articles that highlight the ways in which Indiana laws protect negligent nursing homes and other wrongdoers, and in doing so, jeopardize the safety of Hoosiers. Indiana Law Shields Negligent Nursing Homes From Being Publicly Named In State Court Lawsuits Lawyers who represent victims of nursing home neglect … Read more

How Indiana Laws Protect Nursing Homes That Neglect and Kill Patients – Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles that will highlight the ways in which Indiana laws protect negligent nursing homes and other wrongdoers, and in doing so, jeopardize the safety of Hoosiers. Nursing homes under-staff direct nursing care positions to boost profits. In our last article, we discussed how Indiana laws actually permit … Read more

How Indiana Laws Protect Nursing Homes That Neglect and Kill Patients — Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles that will highlight the ways in which Indiana laws protect negligent nursing homes and other wrongdoers, and in doing so, jeopardize the safety of Hoosiers.  . Nursing homes without registered nurses. Patients are typically admitted to nursing homes because they are unable to live at home … Read more

This is the first in a series of articles that will highlight the ways in which Indiana laws protect negligent nursing homes and other wrongdoers, and in doing so, jeopardize the safety of Hoosiers. Last week our law firm had to inform a family that we would be unable to help them pursue a claim … Read more

As Hoosiers, we want to believe that when we and our loved ones should need it, we will receive safe, quality healthcare.  However, many may not know that  Indiana holds the dubious distinction of ranking among the worst states in the U.S. in terms of overall healthcare quality and patient safety.   This unfortunate finding was … Read more