June 25, 2017
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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

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

Why Is The Nursing Home Industry Hiring Convicted Criminals To Care For Our Elders?

If Concerned About Abuse and Neglect, Why Is The Nursing Home Industry Hiring Convicted Criminals To Care For Our Elders?   A society is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.  This truth has been stated in many ways over the years by religious leaders, scholars, and others, but the core … Read more

Four Indiana Nursing Home Employees Charged In Case of Neglect and Abuse

In what appears to be yet another example of Indiana nursing home neglect and abuse, various news outlets have reported that four employees of the Providence Home Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana were arrested Monday in connection with battery and neglect of a dementia patient.  The warrants charging them with felony battery and neglect … Read more

Indiana Nurse Arrested on Nursing Home Theft Charges

As reported by Stacy Page Online and the South Bend Tribune, a nurse at an Indiana nursing home was arrested for allegedly stealing from the nursing home’s patients. The charges of theft arose after a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth discovered a credit card missing.  Indiana State police investigating the theft were able … Read more