Lawsuit seeks $50 million from nursing home, police who blinded Alzheimer's resident with pepper-sprayFebruary 06, 2018
The estate of an Alzheimer's patient who was pepper-sprayed, arrested and hospitalized after a wandering incident is suing his nursing home and the local police department for $50 million.
John "Jack" Walsh's sisters were with him hours before he died. But later that day the nursing home resident was left alone at a medical appointment, walked out of the office and died in the woods, according to family members filing a lawsuit in New Hampshire.
A 99-year-old man lived just two days at an Oregon nursing home before a fall that precipitated his death. Now his estate is seeking $2.3 million in a negligence lawsuit.
Washington state lawmakers heard testimony last week on a bill to improve long-term care for LGBTQ seniors.
A Mississippi appeals court on Tuesday upheld a decision to dismiss a case against a Biloxi nursing home accused of negligence when a resident fell out of a wheelchair.
A federal judge has told the plaintiff suing a Kentucky nursing home that he could not proceed with his negligence per se claims based on violations of standards set by federal law or state licensing regulations.
Oklahoma jury recommends $1.2M in damages to family of nursing home resident ... NY nursing home lawsuit settled for $750,000 ... Nurses can increase physical activity in older adults
Nursing homes can't carve out billing, collections in arbitration agreements, AR Supreme Court rulesSeptember 16, 2014
A nursing home arbitration agreement largely reserved the provider's rights to sue residents while limiting residents' legal options, causing it to fail a "mutual obligation" requirement, the Arkansas Supreme Court recently ruled .
An 82-year-old skilled nursing facility resident and his family have been awarded $3.3 million by a Colorado jury after finding the Pueblo-based Belmont Lodge Health Care Center guilty of negligence.
HCR ManorCare was appropriately penalized $90 million in a case involving resident neglect and understaffing, a judge in West Virginia ruled last week. Lawyers for the nursing home company said they would appeal to the state's supreme court.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the jury in an improper medication suit against a nursing home was given proper instructions by a federal trial court. The decision put more responsibility on the accused facility, which could not supply medication reports from a 2007 incident.
Errors made during a nursing home negligence trial have prompted an attorney for HCR ManorCare to ask a judge to grant a new trial, lower the initial award or toss the case entirely.
Two nursing assistants have been sentenced to 20 days in a county jail and two years of probation for covering elderly residents in slippery ointment at their California facility.
HCR ManorCare says it is appealing a $91.5 million judgment in a case involving a former 87-year-old resident. A West Virginia circuit court found one of its facilities negligent in the death of the woman, who had spent less than three weeks in the company's care.