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$1 mm for Dementia Patient Dead After Walking Away from Hospital

$1 mm for Dementia Patient Dead After Walking Away from Hospital

Three days after Christmas in 2017, Vance Perry was admitted to the V.A. Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Perry suffered from mental health issues which caused confusion, disorientation, severe memory problems and other cognitive difficulties. The VA, like private nursing homes, should have done a...

Can an Incompetent Patient Be Awarded Pain and Suffering?

Can an Incompetent Patient Be Awarded Pain and Suffering?

What Rights Do Nursing Home Patients Have to Be Free from Pain and Suffering? I never really gave this question much thought before. In our minds, no one should needlessly suffer. Simply because a loved one has Alzheimer’s and doesn’t understand her surroundings doesn’t mean she...

The Zombie Shuffle is Real! Nursing Homes & Antipsychotic Drugs

The Zombie Shuffle is Real! Nursing Homes & Antipsychotic Drugs

Many of America’s nursing homes are understaffed. Often these facilities are for profit institutions. In a drive to maximize profits, staffing levels are cut to the bone. Those that suffer, of course, are the patients. And dementia patients suffer most of all. These patients require more...