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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

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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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The Unlawful Use of Restraints in Nursing Homes

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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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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

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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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