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Recent Nursing Home Staff Shortages Put Residents at Risk

Many nursing homes are understaffed due to fewer people working at them since the start of the pandemic last year, according to a recent study based on the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing shortages have sparked concerns among nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers and experts, who fear residents...

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Cap on nursing home violation fines lifted, but will it help residents?

For the last several years, a penalty cap has allowed nursing homes failing to meet safety standards off without facing harsh enough penalties—but not anymore. The Biden administration recently rolled back the nursing home penalty cap. That means the largest fine for a single violation is no longer around $22,000, but hundreds of thousands of...

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Nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s abused by employee

Alabama nursing home abuse lawyers reveal what you should know A nursing home employee was recently arrested for sexually abusing an 81-year-old nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s, according to recent news reports. The incident occurred at a nursing home in New York City, according to The Daily News. Police arrested a 44-year-old X-ray technician for...

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Staffing issues continue to plague Alabama nursing homes

Alabama is coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with vaccinations up and cases down, nursing home residents are safer from the novel coronavirus now than they’ve been at any point since the pandemic started. However, the pandemic has also exposed a critical weakness in the nursing home system: understaffing. This is not a new...

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Staffing woes add to the nursing home pandemic death toll

A comprehensive report of 15,645 nursing homes in the United States concludes that high staff turnover likely contributed to the number of pandemic-related deaths, according to The New York Times. The story, based on a study published in the health policy journal Health Affairs, found the average turnover rate was 128%, with some facilities reporting...

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Proving negligence in a medical malpractice case

A medical error occurs when a patient sustains an injury by a healthcare professional who fails to properly perform medical duties. When a patient is injured due to medical malpractice, the hospital, doctor or medical staff are often found responsible. The insurance companies representing hospitals and other medical facilities have an obligation to compensate victims....

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The 4 ways to report nursing home abuse and neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect are absolutely tragic, and what's even more tragic is that they're underreported. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it's important to know what to do if you suspect something might be wrong: how to identify abuse, and how to report it. You are your loved one's...

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