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April 2015 Archives

Unreported nursing home abuse was sexually motivated

For Pennsylvania families who have made the decision to seek residential care for a loved one, one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the lack of control that the family has over the daily life of their elder relative. Moving into a residential care facility involves a kind of "changing of the guard" when it comes to looking after a loved one. The responsibility of ensuring that he or she is safe and properly cared for shifts from the family to the nursing home staff. When nursing home abuse occurs, that trust is violated, and the result is outrage on the part of the victim's family members.

Delays possible as many seek veterans' benefits

Individuals who serve in the United States armed forces are entitled to a range of benefits in return for that service. In fact, veterans' benefits are among the top incentives for young people who sign on to serve their country. Unfortunately, these benefits are not always easy to come by, and many of the men and women in Pennsylvania who chose military service will encounter difficulty when the time comes to reap these promised rewards.

Nursing home abuse caught on cameras in Pennsylvania

A resident of a Pennsylvania nursing home has reportedly been involved in a dispute regarding the use of electronic video equipment in the residence.The man suffers from Cerebral Palsy and prefers to use a video cam to communicate with his relatives. The nursing home staff is said to have removed the equipment from the man's residence, stating that use of the camera invades the privacy of others in the facility. Some have asserted that allowing the cameras could help prevent nursing home abuse.

Defending Pennsylvania residents against nursing home neglect

Pennsylvania residents with relatives in nursing homes fully expect that the nursing homes will care for their relatives in a fashion that is dignified, respectable and medically sound. However, many individuals are subjected to nursing home neglect in our state's nursing homes, and sometimes that mistreatment results in injuries and/or deaths. Numerous cases of falling accidents, malnutrition, dehydration, pressure ulcers and bedsores are reported each year.

Pursuing surgical error claims in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh residents rely on their surgeons to make sound medical decisions on their behalf. Fortunately, in most cases, our surgeons do an excellent job taking care of our medical needs, properly diagnosing medical conditions, successfully performing surgeries and prescribing appropriate medical treatments. However, in rare circumstances, a doctor may fail his or her client and make a tragic surgical error. 

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