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Nursing Home Malpractice Archives

Study: 37 Percent Of Nursing Home Falls Cause Brain Injury

Sadly, nursing home falls are common.nursing home falls-thumb-160x106-26532.jpg Residents are elderly or physically disabled, rendering them less likely to regain their balance should they trip, slip or misstep. The injuries can be severe, even life-threatening, as documented by a recent study.

Family Wins $700K Wrongful Death Award Against Nursing Home

syringe-thumb-140x93-19577.jpgIn 2009, a nursing home resident was rushed to the hospital, barely clinging to life. Acting on limited information, the hospital staff attempted to treat the 46-year-old for a heart attack, but he died soon after. Postmortem toxicology tests revealed that the man did not die from an ordinary heart attack, but a morphine overdose.

MRSA Thrives In Hospitals And Nursing Homes During February, March

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a deadly form of bacteria MRSA-thumb-144x96-17416-thumb-144x96-17401.jpgthat infects approximately 90,000 Americans each year, killing about 20,000 of them. Hospitals and nursing homes commonly harbor MRSA, exposing countless people to the deadly "superbug." Unfortunately, we're currently at the seasonal peak of MRSA infections affecting those age 65 and older.