Country’s Largest Nursing Home Chain Seeks to Stop State Lawsuit

Houston, TX- One of America’s largest chain of nursing operators, Texas-based Preferred Care Partners is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s Office in New Mexico, alleging that an elder law firm was…

Alabama Man Sentenced to Jail for Abusing Nursing Home Resident

Birmingham, AL- A Birmingham man who pleaded guilty to abusing a non-communicative paraplegic nursing home resident will spend 18 months behind bars for a 2012 incident. AL.com reports that 28-year-old Ronald Butler Jr. pleaded guilty to felony…

Texas Nursing Homes Facing a Bedbug Infestation

Houston, TX- There is a growing concern that Texas nursing homes and hospitals will experience an outbreak of bedbugs. Reports of infestations have been reported throughout the state and experts are worried that a growing number of facilities. Texas…

Pennsylvania Court Stands by Unsigned Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

Philadelphia, PA- One of the things a family must sign when they enter their loved one into a nursing home. These are legal agreements that state in the event that a resident is abused or neglected, the victim or their loved ones and the facility…

Three Louisville-area Nursing Home Employees Fired for Inappropriate Photos with Resident

Louisville, KY- Nursing home residents vulnerable and are generally at the mercy of their caregivers. That’s why families expect a facility to employ individuals who will treat their residents with the respect and dignity they deserve. But…

Nursing Home Lawsuit Alleges Resident was Dropped and Suffered Two Broken Legs

Houston, TX- Nursing home residents often have difficulty moving around on their own so they depend on staff to help them get out of bed, to go to the bathroom or to get in their wheelchair. But, too often, when nursing home staff ignore those…

Dangerous Assisted Living Facilities—Will New Law Lead to Fewer Inspections and More Nursing Home Abuse?

At the end of April, the Florida Senate passed a bill that will ensure that some assisted living facilities receive increased oversight. Yet, as the Miami Herald reports, while the bill will ensure that some assisted living facilities receive…

Texas Nursing Home Hit with Lawsuit after Resident’s Death

Austin, TX- To most of us a fall is no big deal, we may feel a little embarrassed, but generally don’t suffer a major injury. But to an infirm elderly person or resident of a nursing home, a fall is a big deal and can lead to a serious injury…

Trial Begins for NY Nursing Home Workers in Resident’s Negligent Death

Long Island, NY-Trials begin this week for five employees of a Long  Island nursing home who are accused of ignoring alarms coming from a patient’s ventilator hours before she died. This is yet another case of nursing home employees who ignore…

Orange County Nursing Home Sued for Wrongful Death, Underscoring the Risks of Elder Neglect

Orange County, CA- The family of a 73-year-old woman who died in the care of a Fountain Valley nursing home is suing the facility, alleging abuse and neglect led to their The Orange County Register reports that Arlayne Hoover was checked into…