Texas Family Seeks Appeal of Nursing Home Arbitration Decision

Houston, TX- A family is asking the Texas Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling the court issued in March which gave nursing homes and other healthcare providers more flexibility to push plaintiffs into arbitration. In 2013, Elisa Zapata, a…

CNA Accused of Striking Nursing Home Resident

Syracuse, NY- Working in a nursing home is a high-pressure, high-stress job with low pay. Yet there are thousands of nurses and nurse’s aides who take these jobs in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities because they care about…

Nursing Home Cited after Resident Fatally Falls down Stairs

Cook County, IL- A Pennsylvania nursing home was cited after one of their residents suffered a fatal fall down a flight of stairs in late February. The Morning Call reports that William O'Donnell, 87, a former priest was found at the bottom…

Massachusetts Nursing Homes Have You Signing Away Your Rights

Boston, MA- When it comes time for your loved one to go into a nursing home, finding one you think is right is just the first step. Once that is done, relatives of soon-to-be nursing home resident are handed dozens of papers they are supposed…

Iowa Man Not Guilty in Nursing Home Sex Abuse Case

Cedar Rapids, IA- A jury decided this week that former Iowa lawmaker Henry Rayhons was not guilty of sexually abusing his wife in her nursing home room. Henry Rayhons was accused of having sexual intercourse with his second wife Donna Lou Rayhons,…

Nursing Home Employee Accused of Raping Resident

Louisville, KY- There are a number of abuses a nursing home resident can face including sexual abuse and rape at the hands of those who are supposed to take care of them. It’s unthinkable, and less common than physical abuse or neglect, but…

Nursing Home under Investigation after Resident Suffers Head Injury

Chicago, IL- An Atlanta-area nursing home is being investigated by police after a 77-year-old resident suffered a serious head injury last week. WXIA reports that New London Health Center in Snellville is being investigated after an elderly…

DOJ Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit against Major Nursing Home Chain

Santa Ana, CA-The Department of Justice announced this week they would be joining a whistleblower lawsuit filed against major nursing-home chain HCR ManorCare, accusing the company of bilking Medicare for unnecessary services. The Associated…

Filing a Nursing Home Abuse Claim in California

Riverside, CA- There are many tools available to the elderly and their families to help them choose a California nursing home that is capable of giving their frail and aging loved one they care they require. Even though they may scrutinize a…

One-Third of Nursing Home Residents Injured by Preventable Errors

Riverside, CA- A Department of Health and Human Services report found that one-third of the injuries sustained by residents in nationwide nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are caused by preventable errors such an infection, neglect,…