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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Archives

Man's death in nursing home blamed on malnutrition, bed sores

A man in another state was recently accused of dying due to receiving inadequate care at a nursing home. In fact, his family has decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing facility, alleging that malnutrition and bed sores, among other issues, contributed to his demise. In the same manner, anyone in West Virginia who loses a loved one due to the negligence of a nursing facility has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Several signs of physical abuse, emotional abuse exist

A recent survey showed that more than 40 percent of residents in nursing homes suffer mistreatment. Unfortunately, nursing abuse -- whether it is physical abuse or emotional abuse, for example -- is not always easy to pinpoint in West Virginia and elsewhere. However, here are a few abuse signs for which to be on the lookout.

Nursing home residents' death may stem from falls

A nursing home in another state has faced accusations during the past couple of years that it caused an elderly female resident to die in a fall. However, the nursing home recently agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the deceased woman's daughter by paying the deceased woman's estate a million dollars. Likewise, any individuals in West Virginia who lose loved ones due to falls in nursing homes have the right to take legal action if the falls resulted from the nursing facilities' negligence.

Alleged failure to bathe, inadequate staff spark lawsuits

Two nursing homes in another state have been accused of not properly caring for their residents and thus causing them harm or death. Specifically, they have been accused of the failure to bathe a resident as well as the failure to employ adequate staff. As a result, class-action suits have been filed against the two nursing homes. People in West Virginia who lose loved ones as a result of nursing home negligence likewise have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Falls reportedly lead to nursing home resident's death

A woman in another state recently claimed that a nursing home did not provide her husband with adequate care. As a result, he reportedly suffered from several falls, which ultimately led to his death. The woman has therefore decided to file a lawsuit against the facility -- a move that individuals in West Virginia likewise have the right to make if they lose their loved ones to nursing home negligence.

Falls may lead to grave injuries at nursing homes

A woman in another state recently claimed that a negligent nursing home caused her to suffer injuries in a fall. She has thus decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing facility, seeking damages. Likewise, nursing home residents in West Virginia who are hurt in falls due to their facility staff's carelessness have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Nursing home sued after resident dies from infections

A former resident of a nursing home in another state recently died after reportedly falling victim to mites. Now, the daughter of the female resident who died has decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing facility, alleging nursing home negligence. In the same manner, any individuals in West Virginia who have lost loved ones due to infections that developed in reportedly negligent nursing homes have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Woman died in nursing home due to alleged physical abuse, neglect

A man in another state says that his mother passed away due to the neglect she suffered in a nursing home. The woman also reportedly suffered physical abuse in the nursing facility, and the man has decided to sue. Likewise, individuals in West Virginia who have lost their loved ones due to the carelessness of nursing home staff have the right to seek full financial accountability through the civil court system.

Family files suit against nursing home, alleging physical abuse

The loved ones of a man in another state recently claimed that a nursing home abused him. They have thus filed a lawsuit against the nursing facility, alleging physical abuse. Likewise, anyone in West Virginia who believes that his or her loved one is being mistreated at a nursing facility has the right to take legal action.

Nursing Home Negligence - Make Sure Your Loved Ones Are Safe

Each year, one in four people over 65 fall at least once, and many of these victims sustain serious injuries, like broken bones and head injuries. Certain physical issues, such as Vitamin D deficiency, limited vision, medication side-effects, and a hazardous walking surface, multiply the risks exponentially.

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