Nursing Home Abuse

$6,500-Per-Day Fine Imposed on Nursing Home; Residents Found to be in Immediate Jeopardy

Kentucky official allege that the staff of Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation Center in Lexington used personal cell phones to “inappropriately photograph and make audio recordings” of residents without their knowledge, according to documents from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The staff attached songs with sexual lyrics to the photographs and circulated them …

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10 Nursing Home Residents’ Rights the HensonFuerst Team Believes Are Non-Negotiable

The nursing home abuse lawyers at HensonFuerst pass along these 10 rights to which every person in nursing care, their families or caregivers, are  entitled.  The rights are: 1.      The right to be well aware of the resident’s health status, medications and conditions; 2.      The right to keep confidential and safe the resident’s medical records; …

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Carma Henson, a HensonFuerst partner who represents the interests of nursing home patients, recently wrote: “ When representing an estate or an incompetent, the lawyer must be ever-vigilant to ensure that he is representing only the interest of the estate itself, or the incompetent person, regardless of interactions with other family members and interested parties.”

Should you find it necessary to consult with an attorney concerning matters of nursing home care, inquiries should be made about the prospective attorney’s experience in matters of nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as lectures and seminars attended and articles written.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Facing Trial on Felony Charge of Punching a 94-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident in the Mouth Denies Wrongdoing

The caregiver faces charge of battery, which becomes a felony offense when the victim is a law enforcement officer, a child under age 14, mentally or physically disabled, a school employee, a correctional officer, or an endangered adult, which includes people at least 18 years old who can’t provide self care because of mental or …

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Lawsuit Brought By Family of Nursing Home Resident Found at 5:30 AM Wearing a Nightgown and Nothing Else. Coroner Says Hypothermia Played Part in Her Death

The family of Sarah Wentworth wants answers after her body was discovered outside of the suburban nursing home where she lived, Arbor of Itasca, which has a one star rating, on a 5-star federal government scale. That’s the lowest possible rating, meaning the facility is, by government standards, much below average. The family was not …

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