Tag Archives: Nursing Home Negligence

Recognizing The Signs of Nursing Home Sexual Assault

Most elderly individuals rely on walkers and wheelchairs to leave their beds. They depend on others to care for them. And they go to nursing homes to be cared for. Instead of being cared for, some of these elderly people are sexually assaulted. Unfortunately, the unthinkable is happening at nursing home facilities throughout the country: vulnerable seniors get sexually assaulted and abused by the very people paid to care...
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Common Defenses Used In Nursing Home Abuse Cases: Natural Death

Another common defense used in nursing home abuse cases is an appeal towards the fact that the elderly often die of natural causes. If the defendant’s attorney does not outright claim that an elderly victim died of natural causes, he may try to insinuate that the victim would have died soon regardless, in an attempt to downplay the damage caused by the defendant’s wrongdoing. An experienced Orange County personal...
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Different Types of Orange County Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect, Part 4

In the final article of this series, Orange County nursing home attorney Samer Habbas will discuss three more issues that are commonly encountered in nursing home neglect/abuse cases: medical errors, inaccurate clinical records, and pressure sores. Medical Errors Due to financial considerations, nursing homes sometimes hire staff members who are poorly educated and poorly trained. It is bad enough when these people are in charge of feeding residents and...
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Different Types of Orange County Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect, Part 3

In <parts one> and <two> of this series, we discussed some of the different types of claims that can be brought against nursing homes, including claims for willful misconduct, medical malpractice, and simple negligence. In this article, we will discuss two more issues commonly encountered by Orange County nursing home attorneys: malnutrition and dehydration. Malnutrition Caused by Nursing Home Neglect “Neglect” refers generally to the failure to prevent physical...
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Different Types of Orange County Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect, Part 2

Different Types of Orange County Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect, Part 2 In <Different Types of Orange County Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect, Part 1>, we discussed two categories your nursing home abuse or neglect case might fall into and what special considerations your Orange County nursing home attorney will need to make for each. In this article, we will discuss two more situations that may apply. Willful Misconduct Cases The damages you...
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Different Types of Orange County Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect, Part 1

Nursing home neglect and abuse cases fall generally into a few different categories, including medical malpractice, willful misconduct, neglect, and pressure sores. Each of these different types of cases has different considerations, and how your Orange County nursing home attorney approaches your case depends in large part on the type of abuse or neglect that is alleged. Here are some of the different types of cases nursing home attorneys...
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How Juries View Orange County Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits

Juries are often reluctant to side with plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Bombarded with stories of “frivolous” lawsuits and media reports blaming sue-happy malpractice victims for runaway medical costs, jurors will sometimes even view the defendant in a personal injury case as a victim because he or she is being sued. Injuries resulting from simple negligence often involve no malice and great remorse on the part of the defendant....
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Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect preys on some of the most vulnerable members of society. The Orange County nursing home neglect attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to helping neglect victims and their families through this difficult time. Their Los Angeles nursing home neglect lawyers see the evidence of neglect far too often and know from experience that this neglect is one of the leading causes of...
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AB2555 Would Help Prevent Nursing Home Neglect in California

California’s senior citizens living in nursing homes are extraordinarily vulnerable to many different types of nursing home neglect. Nursing home neglect can manifest itself in many ways, but one California lawmaker is hoping that the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman program receives the funding it needs to keep protecting seniors living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The program trains state-certified volunteers who visit the state’s 1,300 nursing...
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California Medi-Cal Funds Cut Nursing Homes Staff and Services, Endanger Residents

Covenant Care owns many nursing homes and skilled-care facilities that, along with other assisted living facilities, received $880 million in state funds in 2004 to provide better care for Medi-Cal patients. The money was provided so that these assisted living facilities could hire more staff, pay higher wages and provide a higher level of care for their patients. Non-profit newsroom California Watch conducted an investigation into the facilities that...
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