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Six Warning Signs Your Loved One Is A Victim Of Nursing Home Abuse

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Sometimes, family members can no longer provide the regular care their elderly loved one needs and so, they must make the difficult choice to place them in a nursing home. There are many reasons making this decision is so hard for families to make but one of the biggest is that no one can… Read More »

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Five Common Injuries Sustained In Nursing Homes

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Throughout Tampa, there are many nursing home facilities that take great pride in the fact that they provide the highest quality care to elders. Unfortunately, there are also many that do not provide the proper care residents need. In these cases, elders are at risk of suffering injury and serious harm. Below, our Tampa… Read More »

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Possible Outcomes In Nursing Home Abuse Cases

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Elderly individuals and their families turn to nursing homes when looking for a place of protection, care, and respite. Residents are most often older in age and many are struggling with an illness or disability and rely on nursing home staff members for help with meal preparation, washing clothes, and bathing. Sadly, neglect and… Read More »

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Understanding Emotional Abuse In Nursing Homes

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Nursing home abuse takes many forms, and it is not always physical. Psychological or emotional abuse is just as damaging to nursing home residents, and can cause mental injuries. Residents and their loved ones can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for these injuries, but these claims are much more complex than… Read More »

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Why Are Women At More Risk Of Nursing Home Abuse?

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Any resident in a nursing home is at risk of becoming the victim of abuse and neglect. Although these facilities should be safe spaces for residents, they are often just the opposite. Women, in particular, are more at risk of becoming a victim of abuse in nursing homes than their male counterparts. If you… Read More »

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Questions To Ask A Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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Nursing home abuse is one of the most devastating forms of negligence. Residents in nursing homes highly depend on their caregivers to tend to their daily needs. When staff members in these facilities breach that trust, it can cause seniors significant harm. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of abuse,… Read More »

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The Impact Of Substance Abuse On Nursing Home Patients

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Physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse are just a few types of abuse and neglect that happens in nursing homes. There is another type of abuse that occurs, though, and that is substance abuse. Staff members in nursing homes may abuse alcohol or drugs while they are caring for residents or a resident may… Read More »

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Holding Nursing Homes Liable For Negligent Hiring Practices

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Nursing homes have the very important task of caring for society’s most vulnerable population, the elderly. Unfortunately, nursing home administrators do not always take this responsibility seriously. Instead, they prioritize the profits of the facility over the safety and well-being of their residents. They try to cut corners in an effort to save money…. Read More »

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When Are Nursing Homes Liable For Wheelchair Injuries?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatalities and injuries among individuals over the age of 65. To prevent a dangerous fall from occurring, many nursing home residents rely on wheelchairs to get around the facility. Some residents are confined to a wheelchair any time… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse Is Largely Underreported

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According to the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office, in 2019 alone, there were 6,600 cases of nursing home abuse that went unreported. To put that number in perspective, it represents approximately 18 percent of the 37,600 incidents of Medicare recipients who were taken to the hospital. Under federal law, nursing homes are… Read More »

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