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COVID-19 Negligence Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes Can Proceed

A Mobile, Alabama nursing home neglect lawyer explains the recent court ruling An appeals court recently ruled that several nursing home neglect and wrongful death lawsuits filed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can continue to work their way through the state court system, according to a Reuters news article. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court...

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Report: High Rates of Drugging Patients at Nursing Homes Being Covered Up by Phony Diagnoses

An Alabama nursing home abuse lawyer explains Many nursing homes prescribe dangerous drugs to patients based on phony diagnoses, especially falsely diagnosing someone with schizophrenia, according to a recent New York Times investigation of nursing home abuse involving fake diagnoses of nursing home residents. “It is unacceptable for a facility to inappropriately classify a resident’s...

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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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