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Tag: patient safety

Why Bother Suing Bad Nursing Homes?

By: admin
May 28, 2016
 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...

The No. 1 Secret To Avoid Becoming A Medical Malpractice Victim

By: admin
Apr 21, 2016
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...

Complaint Filed Against Greensburg Nursing Home Alleges Negligence After Patient Chokes To Death On A Pill

By: admin
Mar 15, 2016
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...

Indiana Nursing Home Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Patients Gets No Jail Time

Mar 11, 2016
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...

The Problem of Pain Medication Theft in Nursing Homes

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Mar 7, 2016
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...

Complaint Against Indiana Nursing Home Alleges Neglect and Understaffing

By: admin
Mar 1, 2016
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...

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

By: admin
Feb 19, 2016
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...

70% of Physicians Reported For Committing Sexual Misconduct With A Patient Are Never Disciplined By a Medical Licensing Board, Finds Recent Study

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Feb 19, 2016
A recent study was conducted to determine whether physicians who were found to have committed sexual misconduct with a patient were disciplined by the state medical licensing board.  The study...

Mishawaka Nursing Home Cited for Multiple Care Violations

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Aug 11, 2015
According to a report obtained from the Indiana State Department of Health, the “Michiana Health and Rehabilitation Center”, located at 1420 East Douglas Road in Mishawaka, was investigated by state...

Voyeurism Felony Charge for Indiana Nursing Home Employee

By: admin
Jun 25, 2015
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...
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