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Signs Your Loved One is Suffering From Overmedication in a Nursing Home

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You may think your loved one is in a safe place when they go to a nursing home. Maybe you even live close by, so you can check up on them frequently. However, some nursing homes are not what they appear. Some may be overmedicating their patients, which is generally due to undertrained staff. This can be especially dangerous for senior citizens who have weaker immune systems, or who rely on their Read More >>

Can You Sue a Doctor For a Misdiagnosis?

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While we all expect doctors to correctly diagnose and help all their patients, this isn’t always the case. Doctors can also make mistakes and misdiagnose patients, which may have life-changing consequences. If you suspect that a doctor made a mistake in diagnosing you or a loved one, you may want to explore your legal options.  There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to Read More >>

How to Ensure Your Loved One Is In a Safe Nursing Home

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You want the best for your loved ones, especially when they are no longer able to care for themselves. This includes making sure they have a safe and comfortable home where they can get the help they need. Luckily, there are a lot of excellent nursing homes in America. But how do you make sure that your loved one is in a safe nursing home? Some aren’t very clean or have undertrained staff, which Read More >>

How to Know If Nursing Home Staff Are Undertrained to Care For My Family Member

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The nursing home industry has recently been a target for criticism, and with good reason. The standard of care in nursing homes has declined significantly over the past decade, meaning that your loved one may not be getting the care they need and deserve. This is partially due to many nursing homes undertraining their employees, which can quickly lead to negligence and abuse.  Fortunately, not Read More >>

How Can I Obtain a New York Nursing Home Incident Report?

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A nursing home incident report is a document that details any injuries or incidents involving residents of a nursing home. Usually, the report is filed with the New York Department of Health (DOH) after an investigation. Anyone who has a parent or loved one in a New York nursing home can request to see the accident reports. The department cannot disclose private information about patients, such as Read More >>

What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Elder Abuse?

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When it comes to the care of older adults, there are extra steps that must be taken in order to ensure that they remain safe and healthy. However, when this doesn’t happen, both medical malpractice and elder abuse can have devastating effects on those who experience them. But how do you tell the difference between medical malpractice and elder abuse? Do they have defining characteristics you Read More >>

What to Do if a Nursing Resident Is Abused by Another Resident?

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The elderly are one of our most vulnerable populations. Unfortunately, many residents in nursing homes are the victims of abuse, either by staff or other residents. For example, a resident may be emotionally or mentally abused by another resident. Abuse can take many forms, including physical, sexual, or mental abuse. If your loved one was the victim of abuse by another resident, it’s important Read More >>

What Evidence Do I Need to Sue a Nursing Home for Abuse?

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When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect that person to receive the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, as some nursing homes are home to abuse and neglect. If you suspect your loved one may be experiencing abuse at a nursing home, you’ll need to collect evidence pertaining to your case. But just what evidence do you need?  Fortunately, if your Read More >>

Price Variations in New York Hospitals May Cost You Thousands

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Last year, the federal government ordered all hospitals across the country, New York included, to start publishing the comprehensive prices that they negotiate with private insurers. The insurers felt the rule was unconstitutional, as it undermined competitive negotiations. They then sued the government to block the rule but lost. So far, most hospitals have ignored the requirement and have not Read More >>

Could a New State Law Lead to Understaffing of New York Nursing Homes?

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Nursing homes in New York should have enough nursing staff with the required competencies to meet the care needs of their residents. However, this has not always been the case. In fact, New York nursing homes have been cited multiple times by federal regulators for having too few nurses on staff. This, in turn, has undermined the welfare and safety of residents and put a strain on the nursing Read More >>