June 26, 2017
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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

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 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

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

Complaint Against Indiana Nursing Home Alleges Neglect and Understaffing

An elderly Columbus, Indiana man and his wife have filed a “proposed complaint” with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging nursing home neglect and medical negligence.  The complaint was filed against the owners and operators of the Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center after the man developed a large, painful and infected “stage 4” pressure … 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