Nursing Home

4 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse (& What You Can Do)

September 27, 2019 | By

It is unsettling when your loved one has been subjected to abuse by those who have been trusted to care for them. Furthermore, if your relative has suffered abuse while in a nursing home, it is important to hold them accountable. Before you can pursue a lawsuit against a nursing home, you must be able […]

Given Wrong Medication in Nursing Home Facility? How an Attorney Can Help

September 20, 2019 | By

If a patient is ever given the wrong medication, it is imperative to act fast and to contact a physician to see what should immediately be done next. Depending on the severity of administering the wrong medication, the patient may need to be rushed to the hospital for emergency medical attention. Once the situation has […]

A Growing Senior Population Rises an Issue on Elder Abuse

November 16, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP

Authored by Nancy Picasso Improper care or elder abuse is not only a statewide issue it’s a national crisis. As the problem arises, more and more evidence proves that elder abuse occurs to adults age 60 and over. According to The Oregonian, people who are socially isolated, have dementia, or have a mental illness are […]

Elder Care Facilities: Complaints, Concerns abound in Oregon

September 29, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP

Authored by Holly Martinez Recently, in an investigate series, the Oregonian reported that nine out of 10 senior care facilities had more complaints from residents and family members than the state’s database let on. Elder abuse and neglect is a growing problem in Oregon. If you or a loved one have been subject to unfair […]

Elder Abuse: A Growing Problem in Oregon

August 17, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Ashley McDonald, J.D. In Oregon, those sixty-five years of age or older are considered elders. As the number of elderly residents rises, so do reports of elder abuse. In 2014 alone there were 30,000 reports of elder abuse in Oregon. Elders are an especially vulnerable segment of society due to being perceived by […]

Oregon legislature is considering more resources to protect the elderly.

April 9, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

by Kristen West McCall This term, the Oregon legislature is considering applying more public support to help fight elder abuse in the criminal arena. The proposal would allow a shift in funding for the Oregon Department of Justice to create a full time position to help state criminal prosecutors bring charges against perpetrators of elder […]

Class-Action Lawsuit Against Largest Nursing Home Provider in California

October 22, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Brius Healthcare Services, California’s largest provider of nursing homes and its owner, Shlomo Rechnitz are being sued in a class-action lawsuit for violation of resident’s rights, fraud and unfair business practices. The lawsuit alleges dozens of claims of chronic understaffing and “actual or suspected abuse or neglect.” It seeks to make the nursing home provider […]

Most nursing homes can’t meet new recommended standards.

September 10, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Many nursing homes do not have the proper amount of staffing or training to adequately assist their elderly patients. With rising reports of elders suffering from bedsores, infections, and falls in nursing homes; there is national concern that the current standard for assisted living is too low. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living, about 5 million elderly persons are abused, neglected, and exploited annually. At least $2.6 billion are lost by the elderly each year because of financial abuse and exploitation. Elder abuse can happen to […]

Nursing Homes are required to have sprinklers.

October 2, 2013 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

In 2003, a fire at the Greenwood Health Center in Connecticut killed 16 people. That same year, 15 residents were killed by a fire at the NHC Healthcare Center in Tennessee. What these two incidents had in common was that they were both in nursing homes. A fire in a nursing home is terrifying for […]

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