Falls at a nursing home constitute over one third of all preventable hospital visits by residents. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss how a nursing home can be responsible both for causing a fall, but the injuries that are exacerbated afterwards. Also discussed, a case of resident on resident violence and multiple lawsuits filed against one nursing home.
Many nursing home employees are over worked, under paid, and under constant stress to get their jobs accomplished each shift. As such, negligence and abuse is on the rise. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss how nursing home employees may attempt to cover up wrongful acts. Also discussed, a long term care ombudsman program gets critical funding slashed.
There is a misconception that when a loved one dies due to potential neglect or abuse, an autopsy will be performed. Under Georgia law, there are only nine instances that will automatically trigger an autopsy by the local medical examiner. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss how family members can request autopsies be performed. Also discussed is a case of resident on resident violence in Hollywood, California.
Statistics continue to demonstrate the instances of nursing home neglect and abuse are on the rise. But under what circumstances can the nursing home be held accountable for the actions of its employees? In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the concept of vicarious liability and nursing home lawsuits. Also discussed are the obligations of hospitals and others to report suspicions of nursing home abuse.
Family members admitting a loved one into a nursing home are often faced with reading and signing dozens of pages of legal documents. In almost all instances, these admission documents directly affect the legal rights of the nursing home resident, including what claims may be brought in the future. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss what to look out for in nursing home admission documents. Also discussed are some recent changes to the law regarding West Virginia statutes of limitations.