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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: February, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

Hundreds of lawsuits are filed against nursing homes across the country by family members of injured residents. It is only during this litigation process that answers are uncovered and truth is obtained. In today’s episode, attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss the civil justice system, suing nursing homes, and investigating abuse with special guest Mark Kosieradzki, a nursing home abuse lawyer based in Minnesota. 

Mark Kosieradzki is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” in addition to recently receiving his 21st Super Lawyer award. His injury practice focuses primarily on nursing home abuse and neglect.

Feb 19, 2018

Nearly 4,000 nursing home residents are treated for injuries from bed rails each year. These injuries include suffocation and broken bones. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss a specific lawsuit filed after a nursing home resident died from the use of bedrails. 

Feb 12, 2018

Between 2010 and 2015, 226 nursing homes were cited for instances of failing to protect residents from sexual abuse. These occurrences resulted in over $9 million in fines and in 16 instances, the forced shut down of the facility.  In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss the signs of sexual abuse in nursing homes.  Also discussed, one nursing home’s lack of an escape plan during a wildfire.

Feb 5, 2018

According to recent studies, one in five nursing home residents suffer from medical errors, with 37% of those being medication errors. Medication errors include administering the wrong drug or in inadequate amounts, or failing to provide them at the appropriate intervals . In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss how medications are passed out in nursing homes and how this process can lead to problems.  

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