Category: Nursing Home Abuse

Attorney Mike Brusca: Speaking Engagements

Attorney Mike Brusca recently discussed “Dealing with Defense Strategies” during the American Association for Justice (AAJ) “In-Depth Look at Cost Reports” seminar on October 20. The AAJ provides trial attorneys with information, professional support, and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. On November 17, Mike will speak at the New

Picking a Nursing Home

Many people have no idea how to select a nursing home.  Unfortunately, this decision is typically made under stressful circumstances without advanced planning.  Often, the choice must be made in a short period of time.  As a result, this important decision is many times made with little to no information.  There are, however, some resources

Nursing Home Workers Spread Infections

A new study identifies the failure to change gloves as a significant factor in the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term care facilities (LTCF). The study from the University of Iowa College of Nursing was published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over four million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes and nursing facilities each year. Unfortunately, with the large number of long-term care facility residents comes the increase in instances of elderly abuse and neglect. Although nursing home abuse is a pervasive problem in the United States,

Unreported Abuse in Nursing Homes

According to a recent government audit, more than one in four cases of possible physical and sexual abuse against nursing home patients went unreported. Investigators say Medicare is responsible for not enforcing the federal law requiring immediate notification of potential abuse or neglect to police and other agencies. The agency is now urged to take

Nursing Home Slip and Falls

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, an estimated three million seniors will reside in nursing homes by 2030. With nearly 75 percent of all nursing home residents experiencing falls annually, slips and falls are a leading cause of preventable injuries, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are serious not only because of potential

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