August 21, 2017
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Complaint Filed Against Garden Villa Health Nursing Home After Patient’s Femur Broken During Catheter Insertion

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – The family of a former patient of the Garden Villa nursing home facility has filed a proposed Complaint with the Indiana Department of Insurance alleging negligence and wrongful death after the patient suffered an “acute, displaced fracture” of patient’s right femur. According to the Complaint, the patient was admitted to the facility … Read more

Complaint Filed Against Grace Village Nursing Home After Patient Suffered 15 Falls And Died From Head Injury

WINONA LAKE, INDIANA — The family of a former patient of the Grace Village Health Care facility has filed a proposed complaint with the Indiana Department of Insurance alleging negligence and wrongful death after the patient suffered at least fifteen (15) falls at the facility within weeks of being admitted.  The complaint alleges that after … 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

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

Another Indiana Nursing Home Aide Charged with Felony Voyeurism After Videotaping a Patient In The Shower

According to recent reports from the South Bend Tribune, a Michigan City nursing home certified nursing assistant has been charged with voyeurism, which is a felony, and distribution of obscene material.   The charges stem from an incident at Aperion Care Arbors in Michigan City, where a nurse aide allegedly videotaped an 85-year old dementia … Read more

Voyeurism Felony Charge for Indiana Nursing Home Employee

A former employee of the Waters of Scottsburg nursing home has been charged with the felony of voyeurism involving a nursing home patient, according to a media report. According to the report, the female employee allegedly took a naked photograph of a nursing home patient’s back, buttocks and legs and shared the photograph with others … 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

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