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The Unlawful Use of Restraints in Nursing Homes

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Oklahoma law prohibits the use of both physical and chemical restraints in nursing homes, whether utilized as a form of discipline or convenience for employees. In fact, restraints can only be used in a few specific circumstances, including during emergency situations or for treating medical conditions. Unfortunately, an alarming number of nursing homes violate… Read More »

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Nursing Home Dietary Services

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Under Oklahoma’s nursing home laws, all long-term care facilities must provide a certain standard of care to residents, which includes meeting their specific nutritional needs. This in turn, requires the oversight of a nutritionist and food service supervisor, who are responsible for developing a dietary plan to meet the individual needs of each resident…. Read More »

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How Weather Conditions Can Affect Oilfield Workers

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

While the oil industry in Oklahoma can be lucrative, it is also one of the most dangerous professions in which a person can engage, especially in Oklahoma’s varied climate. Fortunately, it is possible for injured oilfield workers to recover compensation after an on-the-job accident, even if weather contributed to or caused the injury, so… Read More »

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Negligent Security in Nursing Homes

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Understaffing and a lack of training pose some of the greatest threats to nursing home residents across the U.S., as they often result in substandard care, including negligent security. To learn more about negligent security and other forms of nursing home abuse, please reach out to one of our experienced Tulsa negligent security lawyers… Read More »

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New Report Indicates that Nursing Homes Consistently Underreport Certain Injuries

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

While the underreporting of accidents in nursing homes has become a disturbing trend over the last decade, a recently published report indicates that the problem may be worse than was initially thought. Specifically, the report found that serious injuries that are often the result of negligence or abuse, such as bedsores, urinary tract infections… Read More »

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The Risk of Social Isolation for Nursing Home Residents

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

When it comes to our well-being, social interactions can play a vital role in maintaining good health. Unfortunately, certain populations are particularly at risk of suffering from a lack of interpersonal relationships. Nursing home residents, for instance, often suffer from social isolation, whether as a result of a facility’s neglect, or even outright abuse…. Read More »

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Liability for Nursing Home Mismanagement

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

While it is possible to hold individual nursing home staff employees liable for any acts of nursing home abuse that they commit, these are by no means the only individuals who can be held accountable for this type of negligence. In fact, in nursing home abuse cases, it is not uncommon for more than… Read More »

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The Dangers Posed by Inadequately Trained Nursing Home Staff

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Nursing homes typically engage a wide range of employees, including everyone from registered nurses and physical therapists to cafeteria workers and drivers. All of these individuals require unique training and licensing to ensure that they are able to perform their job duties to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, in addition to the chronic… Read More »

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The Chronic Problem of Understaffed Nursing Homes

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Understaffing at nursing homes has become an increasingly serious issue over the last decade, with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) even reporting that nursing home staffing levels in more than half of U.S. nursing homes are too low. When nursing home facilities don’t hire enough staff to give each resident the care… Read More »

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Which Residents are Most at Risk of Becoming Victims of Nursing Home Abuse?

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

While nursing home abuse can happen just about anywhere and to any resident, a number of studies have revealed that there are a few particular factors that could make someone more at risk of becoming the victim of abuse. We’ve listed a few of these factors below, but it’s important to remember that the… Read More »

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