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The Nursing Home Abuse Podcast

Examining the latest legal topics and news facing families whose loved ones have been injured in a nursing home. Hosted by lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith of Schenk Smith LLC.
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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 25, 2017

We'll return January 8th with our first episode of 2018! See you then!

Dec 18, 2017

Families of those with loved ones in nursing homes often must make major decisions on the resident’s behalf. In Georgia, petitioning for guardianship through the Probate Court may be an option. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss Georgia guardianship with elder care attorney Paul Black.

Paul Black is a partner attorney at Georgia Elder Law of Brannon Black in Atlanta. Paul finds great satisfaction in serving clients across Georgia who need help with elder law issues (including Medicaid & Veterans Benefits eligibility issues, guardianships, conservatorships) , estate planning and administration, and special needs planning. In 2016, Paul was named as “Rising Star” in the area of Estate Planning and as a member of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine.

Dec 11, 2017

Families of those with loved ones in nursing homes often must make major decisions on the resident’s behalf. In Georgia, petitioning for guardianship through the Probate Court may be an option. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss Georgia guardianship with elder care attorney Paul Black.

Paul Black is a partner attorney at Georgia Elder Law of Brannon Black in Atlanta. Paul finds great satisfaction in serving clients across Georgia who need help with elder law issues (including Medicaid & Veterans Benefits eligibility issues, guardianships, conservatorships) , estate planning and administration, and special needs planning. In 2016, Paul was named as “Rising Star” in the area of Estate Planning and as a member of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine.

Dec 4, 2017

According to federal data, more than 16,000 complaints of sexual abuse have been reported since 2000 in long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, this statistic may be a drop in the bucket because the figure includes only those in which a long-term care ombudsman investigated. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss the problem of sexual misconduct in nursing homes. Also discussed, the improper use of psychotropic drugs.  

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