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How Much is a Bedsore Lawsuit Case Worth?

How Much is a Bedsore Lawsuit Case Worth?

Bedsores are preventable. There is never an excuse for a nursing home resident to suffer from bedsores. Yet it happens daily and all across the United States. In fact, the numbers may shock you.
Bedsore injuries can take months to heal, involve tremendous (and needless) pain and suffering and...

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...

Prep Act Immunity – Nursing Home Residents Beware

Prep Act Immunity – Nursing Home Residents Beware

We are okay with concept of providing some limited immunities to ensure the widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Congress and the public want to see our economy and lives get back to normal as quickly as possible. While the concept of limited immunity in limited circumstances might be...

A New Wave of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths?

A New Wave of COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths?

One COVID-19 Case Can Infect 50% of Nursing Home Residents “in a Matter of Hours” Right or wrong, out here in rural Texas not many people are wearing masks. In stores, yes but not out on the streets. Americans are tired of doom and gloom predictions of millions of dead from the Chinese...

Alligator Attacks Assisted Living Resident

Alligator Attacks Assisted Living Resident

Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses One of the biggest dirty secrets in the nursing home industry is the lawsuit waiver clause hidden in many residency contracts. When Mom moves into a skilled nursing facility there is a good chance she waived her right to sue in the...

NY Restricts Nursing Home Immunity Law - Great News for Seniors

NY Restricts Nursing Home Immunity Law - Great News for Seniors

New York had one of the highest nursing home death rates in the United States in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The daily infection rates in the Empire State are way down but the damage has been done. Families watched as hundreds of their loved ones died horrific deaths.
In...

COVID-19 Protections Try to Shield Nursing Homes From Lawsuits

COVID-19 Protections Try to Shield Nursing Homes From Lawsuits

Nursing homes have proved deadly for many residents and employees, as these facilities have suffered the highest fatality rates from COVID-19. Many questions remain, and these include determining why some nursing homes fared so severely in the battle against Coronavirus while others remained...