Nursing Home Negligence

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The Risks of Informal “Consults” Between ER Doctors and Specialists

Americans love medical mysteries. Week after week, we watch medical dramas on television in which a seriously ill patient is rushed into the Emergency Department with mysterious, life-threatening symptoms. Somehow, on the show, there is always an ass… Read More
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What the “Community Standard" of Care Really Means

How do you know if a doctor has committed medical malpractice? Sometimes the answer is obvious: a surgeon amputates the wrong limb, or shows up to surgery intoxicated and nicks an artery with a scalpel, causing the patient to bleed out. Almost always… Read More
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Woman in Wheelchair: Victim of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Neglect: Recognizing and Responding to the Signs

More than 13% of Americans—over 40 million people—are currently over 65 years old. Over the coming decades, that percentage is only expected to rise, as is the percentage of Americans over 85 years old. As the aging population increases, so does… Read More
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Woman Angry about Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: Seeking Redress for the Unforgivable

Personal injury and malpractice lawsuits are intended to compensate people who have suffered an injury. But certain types of harm are so offensive, so egregious, that no amount of money can truly make up for what the victim suffered. One such injury… Read More
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Nursing home fall: woman on floor

Nursing Home Falls and Negligence

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, chances are the decision to move them there was a long and difficult one. Even if they were on board with the decision, you likely reviewed a number of alternatives first before settling on long-term care as… Read More
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Oregon Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence: Know the Signs

The decision to place a loved one into a care facility is never easy; it’s usually arrived at only when it becomes impossible or unsafe to care for them at home. Approximately two million Americans live in long-term care facilities such as nurs… Read More
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