Many people trust nursing homes to care for their parents, grandparents, or other loved ones. However, nursing homes, like many businesses, too often put money before their patients and patients end up suffering unnecessary injuries, which can be permanent or even fatal.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting nursing home negligence claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured while in a nursing home, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Professional Negligence Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Justice Department Reaches $38 Million Settlement with Nursing Home Chain for Abuse
October 10, 2014 — The Justice Department has announced that Extendicare Health Services, a major chain of nursing homes, must pay $38 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they provided worthless care, jeopardized the safety of elders, and overcharged Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary rehabilitation at 33 facilities in 8 states. Click here to read more.
More Nursing Home Negligence Information
Approximately 1.5 million Americans reside at least temporarily in nursing homes each year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients in nursing homes suffer various types of injuries from broken bones to pressure ulcers. In 2004, about 159,000 nursing home residents suffered pressure ulcers. Nursing home patients are injured by the neglect of their care providers in many different ways, including improper fall prevention, improper wound treatment, improper turning to prevent pressure ulcers, improper medication, failure to transport to a hospital, and various other forms of neglect.
States Debate “Granny Cams” for Nursing Home Abuse
In recent years, the use of so-called “granny cams” (hidden surveillance cameras) has uncovered shocking evidence of nursing home abuse. At least three states (Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico) have passed laws specifically allowing family members to place surveillance cameras in a long-term care resident’s room. Many facilities also permit the cameras, though they often require notices posted on the door. Click here to read more.
Do I Have a Nursing Home Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting nursing home negligence claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured while in a nursing home, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Professional Negligence Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.