Nursing Home Abuse

Henson Fuerst Secures Punitive Damages Against Raleigh Nursing Home

On August 2, 2018, clients of Henson & Fuerst, P.A. and families of nursing home residents across North Carolina scored a victory in the fight to promote greater safety for nursing home residents. In VanDevender v. Blue Ridge of Raleigh, LLC, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a North Carolina nursing …

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New Reporting Methods: Most Nursing Homes Understaffed

A recent review of staffing information collected and analyzed by Kaiser Health News indicates that most nursing homes actually have fewer nurses and caretakers on staff than they report to federal authorities. While the numbers submitted suggest adequate personnel on-site, these facilities are often severely short-staffed for their existing caseload. A detailed article is available …

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Deciding On a Nursing Home for Your Loved One? Use This Tool to Compare Nursing Homes across The US

Family members place their trust in nursing homes to provide their loved ones with the highest quality care and respect. All too often, however, we find that nursing homes do not hold themselves to the highest standards and residents are put in harm’s way. Sometimes, it can be difficult to detect whether a loved one …

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Is Your Loved One Receiving Proper Medication From Their Nursing Home Facility?

During a typical week, hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents are administered antipsychotic drugs for diagnoses in which the drugs are not approved. Nursing home facilities are responsible for ensuring all patients are treated with the utmost respect and care. However, all too often we find nursing home residents being given mind-altering drugs that …

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How to Identify If a Loved One Is Being Abused or Neglected in a Nursing Home

Did you know that there are nearly 2 million Americans living in elder care facilities? Residents of nursing homes and their families expect that they’ll receive quality care, a safe environment, and will be treated with respect. But each year thousands of residents are victims of abuse and neglect in facilities across the nation including …

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The Unthinkable Is Happening In Nursing Homes Across The Country, Sexual Assault

Across the country sexual assault is a rising epidemic in nursing homes and senior living facilities. In many cases, these elderly victims cannot speak for themselves, and may not even remember what happened due to dementia, Alzheimer’s and other medical conditions. Sometimes these acts are swept under the carpet by facility management and personnel. This …

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Rachel Fuerst Authors Article on Recent Ruling on Nursing Home Care Arbitration

Partner and attorney Rachel Fuerst was a contributing author for this month’s North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Briefs Magazine. An advocate for the lives of residents in nursing home and long-term care facilities, Rachel discusses how the newly implemented law on nursing home arbitration may hold flaws and foreshadows extremities in litigation. Her article …

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