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When Are Nursing Homes Liable For Wheelchair Injuries?

By Kohn Law |

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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Tips When Choosing A Nursing Home

By Kohn Law |

It is a difficult decision to place your loved one in a nursing home. Unfortunately, this is not an option for many people. Elders often have to be placed into nursing homes because they require round-the-clock care that their family members cannot provide. When it comes time to make the decision, you know you… Read More »

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What Should Happen After A Fall In A Nursing Home?

By Kohn Law |

Of all the accidents that happen in nursing homes, falls are some of the most common. They are also one of the most dangerous. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older individuals. Even with the care and staff members nursing homes… Read More »

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Are Nursing Homes Allowed To Use Physical Restraints?

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Any type of nursing home abuse or neglect is devastating and sadly, it comes in many forms. One of the most devastating types of abuse is the improper use of restraints, such as straps around the ankles or wrists. Under Florida law, nursing homes must adhere to strict requirements when using physical restraints. However,… Read More »

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Are Nursing Homes Required To Have Abuse And Neglect Policies?

By Kohn Law |

Every nursing home in the country is required to have abuse and neglect policies in place. These policies are intended to keep residents safe. Unfortunately, these policies are not always enough. Residents are still subject to nursing home abuse when staff members are overworked, or when administrators do not properly train their staff. If… Read More »

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Can You File A Claim Against A Nursing Home For Inadequate Security?

By Kohn Law |

It is essential that nursing homes are safe environments. When many people first think of nursing home abuse, they may think of neglect or physical violence. However, there are many different types of nursing home neglect, and inadequate security is one of them. When nursing homes do not ensure that they have proper security… Read More »

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Common Nursing Home Abuse Injuries

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If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is essential that you know the common signs of nursing home abuse so you can spot it and put an end to it. One of the ways to spot the signs is by knowing the common injuries caused by nursing home abuse so… Read More »

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Am I Required To Sign An Arbitration Agreement With A Nursing Home?

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When admitting a loved one into a nursing home, the facility will give you a lot of paperwork to sign. Tucked in among these documents is often an arbitration agreement, which outlines the manner in which disputes are to be handled should they arise in the future. An arbitration agreement requires that disputes are… Read More »

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How Common Are Medication Errors In Nursing Homes?

By Kohn Law |

Sadly, there are a number of ways elders become injured in nursing homes. Of all of these, medication errors are some of the most common. In fact, 92 percent of nursing homes have reported medication errors, according to the National Institute of Health. Clearly, medication errors are rampant in nursing home facilities and they… Read More »

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