Appeals court overturns record $6M verdict against nursing home
Jessica R. Towhey
Jun 26, 2023
An Iowa nursing home won its appeal of a record $6 million verdict due to improperly admitted evidence.
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An analysis of PREP Act immunity for LTC facilities
Dec 04, 2022
A host of lawsuits over the past two years involve nursing homes where patients or their estates allege that patients contracted COVID-19 due to the facilities’ negligence or failure to properly act. ...
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Have we all been convicted of negligence by one being found guilty? Only if we fail to act.
Apr 08, 2022
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) released a statement saying that RaDonda Vaught’s conviction for a fatal medical error has already damaged patient/resident safety and should serve as a...
Lawsuit seeks $50 million from nursing home, police who blinded Alzheimer’s resident with pepper-spray
Feb 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.
Family of resident left alone at medical appointment suing a year after he died
Jan 18, 2018
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...
Washington state weighs LGBTQ training for long-term care workers
Jan 16, 2018
Washington state lawmakers heard testimony last week on a bill to improve long-term care for LGBTQ seniors.
Estate of Oregon man seeks $2.3 million in negligence suit against home where he lived for 2 days
Jan 16, 2018
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.
Family’s appeal denied by court in resident wheelchair death case
Nov 06, 2017
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.