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How Nursing Homes Cover Up Abuse

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

We place our trust in nursing home staff to care for our relatives and report any abuse as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, nursing homes don’t always respond appropriately to allegations of abuse and neglect and may even go out of their way to cover them up. When your loved one suffers abuse or neglect… Read More »

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Unnecessary Treatment in Nursing Homes

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Nursing home abuse doesn’t always take the form of physical violence. For instance, poor care in a nursing home can have just as many devastating consequences for the health of a resident as physical abuse. Unnecessary treatment in particular, has become especially common amongst unscrupulous nursing home administrators that are attempting to bill for… Read More »

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Federal Ban on Nursing Home Visits Lifted

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) imposed a ban on nursing home visits due to concerns about transmitting COVID-19 to residents and nursing home staff. However, late in September, the agency lifted the ban, although it also instituted a series of new safety precautions with which nursing homes across the… Read More »

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Nursing Home Liability for Wheelchair Injuries

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Many nursing home residents are elderly and suffering from serious medical conditions, both of which can make mobility difficult. For this reason, wheelchair use in nursing homes is relatively common, as it helps ensure that residents won’t be injured in falls and will also be mobile enough to visit common areas. While many nursing… Read More »

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Nursing Home Neglect

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Although many people conflate the terms, nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are actually two different things. While abuse refers to the willful infliction of a physical or mental injury on a resident, neglect involves a failure to provide adequate care, including food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and supervision, which results in physical or… Read More »

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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

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

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

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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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