December 18, 2017

Author Archives: jeff.powless

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 Powless Law Firm has filed a nursing home negligence claim with the Indiana Department of Insurance against the Carmel nursing home, McGivney Healthcare Center.  The claim alleges the patient was an elderly and disabled patient who was admitted to the facility for professional nursing care in return for monetary payment to the nursing home. … Read more

Another Troubling Report of Nursing Home Abuse in Indiana — This Time Involving Inappropriate Photos

Multiple news sources have reported that employees of the Waters of Scottsburg nursing home are under investigation after inappropriate photos of a patient were allegedly posted on social media internet sites.  According to news reports, the matter has been turned over to the local prosecutor who will determine whether criminal charges will be filed.  According … Read more

Risk of Injury in a Nursing Home

If you were told that you had a ⅓ chance of suffering harm or injury by spending the night in dangerous place, would you do it?  Probably not.  Unfortunately, many nursing home patients and their families have no choice. So, how dangerous can nursing nursing homes really be?   According to a recent report by the … Read more

Indiana Nursing Home Employee Indicted In Connection With Death

According to news reports, a grand jury has filed new indictments against a former employee of Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana in connection with the death of a patient of the nursing home.   The former employee was originally charged with battery resulting in the death of an endangered adult, neglect of a dependent … Read more


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


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

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