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Attorney General James’ Office Secures $8.6 Million Settlement With a Long Island Nursing Home


Attorney General Letitia James’s (AG James’) office has secured a settlement of $8.6 million with Fulton Commons, a licensed Long Island nursing home accused of resident mistreatment and neglect as well as financial fraud. The care center is marketed as offering “premium healthcare services provided by highly skilled and trained personnel with years of experience”. However, investigations revealed Read More >>

Why Nursing Home Elopement May Be a Sign of Neglect


It is heartbreaking to consider the possibility of your loved one eloping from a nursing home. Elopement, or wandering away from a nursing facility, can be a sign of neglect and should not be taken lightly. It can happen for many reasons, including anxiety and confusion due to an unfamiliar environment or inadequate staffing levels that don’t provide enough attention to residents.  The problem Read More >>

The Health Department Asks a Judge to Appoint a Caretaker for a Long Island Nursing Home


When families place loved ones into the care of a skilled nursing facility, they trust that the facility will be able to take care of their loved one’s needs and prioritize their health. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide a safe and health-focused environment for residents. In some cases, residents can be neglected or abused by the very people who are tasked with providing care for Read More >>

Can Another Resident Be Held Liable for Nursing Home Abuse?


Nursing home abuse is a serious and widespread problem, with many elderly individuals suffering from physical, emotional, and financial abuse on a regular basis. Although most nursing home abuse is perpetrated by staff members who are in positions of authority over the residents, there have been instances where another resident has also been held responsible for the abuse. The process of Read More >>

When Can a Nursing Home Be Liable for a Virus Outbreak?


In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, nursing homes have been thrust into the spotlight as potential hotspots for outbreaks. With elderly populations and immunocompromised residents vulnerable to infection, these facilities are under immense pressure to ensure that their staff members adhere to strict health protocols and safety precautions. But what happens when a virus outbreak does occur? Read More >>

Types of Expert Witnesses in Nursing Home Cases


Evidence is important when building a case for nursing home abuse or neglect. In addition to nursing home documentation, photographs, and your own observations and documentation, expert testimonies can be powerful substantiations of the injuries and mental anguish your loved one suffered due to abuse or neglect. Expert witnesses can also attest to missteps a nursing home facility may have made in Read More >>

How to Choose the Best Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer for Your Case


If you've seen signs that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, it’s important to reach out to a lawyer to make sure they are fairly protected and represented. The abuse may be causing physical harm, emotional distress, and an erosion of their quality of life.  An excellent nursing home abuse attorney from Dalli & Marino, LLP has the knowledge and experience to go after nursing Read More >>

3 Essential Questions to Ask When Selecting a Caregiver for Your Loved One


Whether you plan for a nursing home, an assisted living center, or an in-home caretaker to care for your loved one, you need to thoroughly research suitable caretakers, as they will be shouldering immense responsibility. There are many essential questions to ask when choosing a caregiver. These questions will help significantly lessen the chances that your loved one will experience abuse and Read More >>

Fungal Infections in Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know


When fungal infections are allowed to spread throughout the close quarters of a nursing home, this can provide more medical difficulties for residents. Nursing home residents usually have weakened immune systems due to age, medical conditions, or medications, so they often can't fight off infections effectively. Knowing the signs of various fungal infections is important if your loved one lives in Read More >>

Loved One Suffers an Allergic Reaction in a Nursing Home: Your Next Steps


When you finally make that hard decision to place your loved one in a nursing home, you expect the staff to provide for their needs and protect them from harm. Sadly, some nursing home staff members are negligent and often make mistakes that can hurt your loved one's recovery. They may end up providing your loved one with food, medication, or products that contain an ingredient they're allergic Read More >>

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