Nursing Home Abuse

Massachusetts Court Denies Prosecution of Nursing Home

In 2004, 74-year-old nursing home resident Julia McCauley, who had dementia, was left unattended and without an alert device on her wrist. According to an article in the Boston Globe, Ms. McCauley “apparently wheeled herself through the double doors and fell down eight steps.” Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley attempted to prosecute the nursing home–Life …

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Finally…Nursing Home Financials to be Revealed

The Health Care Reform Act provides some much needed relief for victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. In recent years, many nursing home chain operators have avoided responsibility for injuries and death caused by their neglect. They have done so by setting up multiple dummy corporations and other legal entities to  siphon cash away …

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Britthaven of Chapel Hill Death Update: Excessive Morphine

An article on the WRAL webite today reports that an excessive amount of morphine contributed to the death of a patient in the Alzheimer’s unit of Britthaven of Chapel Hill nursing home. In February, patients were drug tested when managers expressed concern about the way the patients were acting. Of 25 Alzheimer’s patients, nine tested …

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Sexual Assault in a Wake Forest Assisted Living Center

The Wake Forest Care Center has been rocked by another blow to its reputation.  According to an article on the website for WRAL, a nursing assistant was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a resident who was “physically helpless.” The accused man, 42-year-old Michael Lee Brodie, was charged with sexual assault, and is being …

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Treatment Center Kills Man with Lethal Drug Overdose

The Raleigh News & Observer reports that a man being treated in a state-run drug treatment center in Butner, NC, after staff members gave him a lethal dose of methadone. The story took a frightening turn when we learned that there was no reason for the man to have been prescribed methadone in the first …

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