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Three Cherokee County nursing home employees charged with neglect of elderly woman

Three former Cherokee County nursing home employees were indicted by Alabama Attorney General Steven Marshall for the neglect of an 84-year-old woman who was left unattended for 11 hours during which she suffered from about 100 ant bites. Michele Curry, 42, of Centre, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) was arrested and released on $30,000 bond. Kacey Allen, 28, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) also from Centre, and Shawna Rogers, 26, a CNA from Rome, Georgia, were arrested hours later. The three were formerly employed at Cherokee Health and Rehab, a skilled nursing facility in Centre. Investigators say on the night ... Read More

Florida Nursing Home Probed After Death of Severely Sunburned Resident

A Florida nursing home already on the state’s “watch list” of problem facilities is being investigated for possible abuse and neglect after the weekend death of a 65-year old resident who had been left in the sun on a 90-degree day. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Pinellas Park police said Wilbert Henry Moten, as wheelchair-bound resident of Gracewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, was taken to the hospital around 6:15 p.m. Saturday covered with second-degree burns and blisters and displaying symptoms of dehydration after being left in the sun for much of the day Saturday. He died later in the ... Read More

Kentucky Nursing Home Facing Three Negligence Lawsuits

A Stanford, Ky., nursing home faces three separate lawsuits alleging negligence, personal injury, and in one case, wrongful death. The latest complaint against Golden Living Center in the central Kentucky town was filed by Evan Tucker in Lincoln County Circuit Court Feb. 1. Mr. Tucker, who has power of attorney for Wanda Tucker, a former resident of the nursing home, alleges Ms. Tucker suffered multiple injuries in the nearly three weeks she lived in Golden Living Center, including a head injury from a falling television, dehydration, overdoses of medication, and tears in her skin. These injuries, the complaint asserts, were ... Read More

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Sued After Nursing Aides Assault Dementia Patient

SCRANTON, Penn. – A Pennsylvania man is suing a Scranton nursing home, alleging the facility took no action after two nursing aides assaulted his mother, leaving her with extensive bruising on her face and upper body. According to The (Scranton) Times-Tribune, Thomas Drewes filed the complaint Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Lackawanna County Court against the Gardens of Green Ridge assisted living facility and its parent company, Saber Healthcare Group LLC. Mr. Drewes filed the lawsuit on behalf of his mother, Joan Drewes, who was a resident of Gardens of Green Ridge when the assault, captured on video surveillance, took place ... Read More

New Mexico Nursing Home Facing Two Lawsuits Alleging Neglect, Wrongful Death

FARMINGTON, N.M. – A Northern New Mexico nursing home is facing two lawsuits accusing it of neglect in its care of patients, resulting in death, the Farmington (New Mexico) Daily Times reported. One lawsuit, filed in September by Roxanna Commanche, alleges that Bloomfield Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield, N.M., neglected to provide her grandmother Jeanette Costeanna with adequate care. That inattention, the plaintiff alleges, caused her grandmother to suffer pressure (bed) sores, dehydration, malnutrition, and weight loss, which resulted in the patient’s death. Bloomfield Nursing Home also faces another lawsuit filed last week by Garland Kent Wilkinson, who ... Read More

Family Accuses SoCal Nursing Home Of Elder Abuse, Wrongful Death

The family of a brain cancer patient who died after spending less than a month in a Southern California nursing home has filed a lawsuit against the facility, accusing it of elder abuse and neglect that resulted in wrongful death. According to the Glendale News-Press, the husband and son of Calliopi Chaldaris, who was 70 when she checked into the Verdugo Vista Healthcare Center in La Crescenta in June, filed their complaint last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The plaintiffs claim that the care providers at the facility ignored the woman’s risk of developing pressure sores, made her ... Read More

Maine Court Revives Whistleblower’s Retaliation Complaint Against Nursing Home

Maine’s highest court revived a whistleblower complaint filed against a Scarborough, Maine, nursing facility by a former nursing assistant who claims she was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about staff reduction and its impact on patient care. The case, filed by certified nursing assistant (CNA) Karen Cormier, is the fifth complaint of retaliation against the Pine Point Center nursing home, which is owned by the for-profit health care corporation Genesis. A sixth retaliation complaint against the same facility is pending with the Maine Human Rights Commission. Ms. Cormier alleges that Genesis instituted staff reductions in 2009 that lowered the number ... Read More

Complaints Cause Closure Of Alabama Nursing Home

When nursing homes fail to protect their resident patients and ensure an adequate level of care, everybody loses. That is the message demonstrated by the sudden closure of Golden Living Center in Trussville, Ala., which lost its Medicaid funding at the state’s recommendation after the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) received two serious complaints in a year. Now, the 80 residents of Golden Living Center will have to spend their holiday season finding, moving into, and adjusting to other nursing facilities because their home will be shut down Jan. 7. According to AL.com, one of the complaints that triggered ... Read More

Beasley Allen files complaint against Arkansas nursing home

Beasley Allen attorney J.P. Sawyer is representing the family of an Arkansas man who suffered at the hands of staff ill-equipped to care for him at the White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The complaint alleges the nursing home facility put profits over people, misrepresenting its ability to properly care for residents in order to hold onto government funding. The complaint, filed in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ark., alleges defendants including Central Arkansas Nursing Centers, Inc., Nursing Consultants, Inc., Park Health Care, LLC, and Michael Morton, misrepresented the skill and number of its nursing staff in order to ... Read More

Nursing homes that jeopardize safety no longer face fines in Iowa

Iowa Governor Chet Culver signed a bill in to law this week that removes fines imposed on nursing homes that do not meet minimum health and safety standards, according to the Des Moines Register. Under the new law, nursing homes would no longer be fined for not having competent, licensed administrators or caregivers in their facilities; not having a qualified nurse on duty, or for understaffing at the facility, one of the leading contributors to resident neglect. The few fines that can be imposed can be reduced by 35 percent if the nursing home agrees not to formally appeal the ... Read More