Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Archives - Wooten Kimbrough Damaso & Dennis, PA

Generic Drugs Spark Suits

Doug / 03-26-2014 / Medical Malpractice

The United States Supreme Court has made a ruling that has caused concern for people taking generic versions of drugs rather than brand-name drugs. In PLIVIA v. Mensing, which was heard in 2011, the Court found that federal statutes and Food and Drug Administration regulations pre-empt state tort claims. This case involved two individuals who […]


Honor Older Americans By Taking a More Active Role in Their Welfare

Doug / 05-11-2012 / Medical Negligence

On Monday, we discussed how May is Older Americans Month and began using the campaign as an opportunity to talk about nursing home abuse and neglect. The video above is fairly humorous advertisement for an assisted living home, but elder abuse and neglect is a problem that often occurs out of sight and, thus, stays […]


Pay Tribute to Older Americans in May

Doug / 05-07-2012 / Dangerous

President John F. Kennedy’s meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens served as a prelude to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month” in 1963. President Jimmy Carter’s 1980 designation led to the annual observance being renamed Older Americans Month, but the Administration on Aging (AoA) says every president since Kennedy has issued a formal […]


Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Signs

Doug / 01-23-2012 / Consumer Safety

We all like to think that our parents or loved ones are in good hands when we check them into nursing homes. Most of the time, they get exceptional care and attention by the staff and nursing home—but when nursing home abuse occurs, it can turn into a family’s worst nightmare. Elderly patients often are […]


66-Year-Old Woman in Wheelchair Hit By Bus

Doug / 10-10-2011 / Car Accident

In a tragic turn of events, a 66-year-old woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after a bus struck her motorized wheelchair on October 4th.  The Orlando Sentinel reported that she crossed in front of the bus without giving the driver enough time to stop.  Fortunately, neither the bus driver nor any of his 15 passengers […]


Ridgeview Nursing Home Lawsuit Filed, Family Alleges Negligence

Doug / 05-02-2011 / Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

According to Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Information, a Chicago nursing home is facing a lawsuit alleging negligent and abusive long-term care. Three siblings filed a lawsuit against Ridgeview Nursing Home after their mother died but the family was not notified until four months after her passing. According to the complaint, the woman was admitted in […]


Skilled Healthcare Settles Nursing Home Lawsuit for $671 Million

Doug / 02-04-2011 / Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

According to the Times Standard, a Humboldt County jury awarded a major verdict of $671 million against a nursing home chain, with several similar lawsuits pending in the state of California. All lawsuits filed against Skilled Healthcare allege its nursing homes provide too few staff to meet resident needs. Skilled Healthcare failed to meet the […]


$42.75 Million Award in Nursing Home Neglect Case

Doug / 02-02-2011 / Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

According to HeraldNet, a 92 year-old resident is dead due to nursing home neglect, according to a jury verdict handed down in a Hopkins County courthouse. The family of Joseph Clint Offut filed a complaint against Harborside of Madisonville because the man died only nine days after he started his stay in the nursing home. […]


Everett Nursing Home Settles Lawsuit for $3.5 Million

Doug / 02-01-2011 / Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

According to HeraldNet, The owners of an Everett, Washington nursing home settled a lawsuit with the family of a 97 year-old man over neglect allegations. The family filed a lawsuit in 2009 alleging the nursing home staff failed for months to care for the man and neglected to notify his primary doctor of penile cancer. The patient […]


Penis Amputation Caused by Nursing Home Neglect

Doug / 12-09-2010 / Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

In a federal lawsuit filed in September THI of New Mexico at Valle Norte accused the Harvey Law Firm of malicious abuse of process and civil conspiracy due to a July case that was handled, or rather mishandled for client James Tracy. The nursing home alleges that the law firm and lawyers Dusti Harvey and […]


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