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Nursing Home Abuse Rasansky Law Firm December 29, 2015
Texas Nursing Homes See Decline in Care
Jeff Rasansky October 10, 2016

Nursing homes in Texas are facing serious patient-care issues… Issues which are simply unacceptable. New data shows that while the overall number of serious health-standard violations in nursing homes decreased on a nation level from 2010-2014, they actually increased in Texas. Even nursing home employees are admitting that there’s a serious decline in care which places nursing home residents…

Poor Nursing Home Ratings in Texas
Jeff Rasansky August 14, 2015

If you’re currently seeking quality nursing home care for a parent, you may discover that finding a highly-rated nursing home near your home can be quite difficult in the state of Texas. Many parts of Texas have very few options when it comes to highly-rated nursing home care. Sadly, the state of Texas has the highest percentage of nursing…

Bed Sores in Nursing Homes
Jeff Rasansky October 8, 2014

Bed sores are painful, dangerous, and a telltale sign of nursing home neglect. Nursing homes, retirement homes, and assisted living centers provide a vital service for individuals who are unable to fully and independently take care of themselves. These facilities have trained professionals who are tasked with the responsibility of providing care to senior citizens as…

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Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

One of the things that nursing home abuse attorneys can represent clients for is the practice of nursing homes filing false claims for treatments that are not rendered. There was recently a lawsuit filed in Kentucky for this type of claim against a nursing home provider that has been the subject of several other lawsuits…

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Jeff Rasansky September 19, 2016

According to reports in the Chicago Tribune, a lawsuit involving the survivor of a woman who committed suicide in an Illinois nursing home may be headed for a settlement. The lawsuit involves a situation where the nursing home is being sued for not giving proper attention to the decedent. The case against the facility. The…

Nursing Home Elopement Lawyer
Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

Elopement (or wandering) can happen to any nursing home patient.  In recent news, a 70-year-old man in a bike race in Rochester, N.Y. suddenly went missing. The man suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and could not function due to a weak cognitive function. Luckily he was found alive and in good health. What is Elopmement? Elopement…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

According to reporting in KUT, nursing homes in Texas are petitioning lawmakers to give them more Medicaid assistance so that they can provide services to the state’s many seniors. At the same time that the number of senior citizens in need of long-term care has increased, funding for nursing homes has decreased. This means that…

Poor Nursing Home Ratings in Texas
Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

In situations where somebody is being subjected to abuse or neglect at a nursing home, it is imperative that the family members keep an eye out for the telltale signs of this type of abuse. There are many cases where signs of abuse may be difficult to detect, but there are many others where the…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

It’s probably comforting to think about nursing home abuse as a rarified circumstance. Unfortunately, according to a new study, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Medical Daily recently ran a report detailing research done by the Elder Maltreatment Alliance. The results of that study were shocking. According to the report, anywhere between 3 and…

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Jeff Rasansky February 26, 2016

A nurse who was fired from her job is alleging that the employer let her go because she reported patient neglect. The lawsuit is detailed in SETexasRecord.com. According to the whistleblower lawsuit, the nurse in question had complained that caregivers at the home care agency she worked for were not attending to patients properly. She…

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Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

A nursing home in Chicago has been sued over the death of a patient in January of 2001. According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the lawsuit alleges that the patient died because they were given incorrect doses of medications. The report goes on to detail that the lawsuit seeks damages in excess of…

Pradaxa Drug Injuries
Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

A 2009 study urged doctors to avoid prescribing antipsychotic drugs to Alzheimer’s patients. However, many Texas nursing homes continue this deadly practice. In March 2009, a group of English doctors published a study in the medical journal, Lancet Neurology. The study, “Antipsychotic drugs for dementia: a balancing act,” found an increased risk of death in…

Dallas Wrongful Death Survival Action Lawyer
Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Texas has had more nursing home violations than any other state.  In fact, 17 percent of Texas’s 1,198 nursing homes have been cited for serious violations. This is one out of every six nursing homes. Keeneland Nursing and Rehab in Weathorford is one…

Lawsuits in Dallas Texas
Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

A claim filed against a nursing home over the death of a resident has resulted in a record $200 million verdict against the establishment. According to reporting in the Tampa Bay Times, a 92-year-old woman suffered a fall down a stairway in 2004 at the facility. The report says that the incident is believed to…

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Jeff Rasansky September 17, 2014

Do you suspect you’ve been over-billed by a nursing home? According to the Wall Street Journal, a report released to federal authorities will demonstrate that nursing homes billed over $1.5 billion to the Medicare program in overcharges. These overcharges were the results of billing for services that were not as expensive as the nursing home…

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Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

Your loved one became sick from sepsis while a resident at a Texas nursing home. You were worried; for a while, you weren’t sure she’d survive. Thankfully, she did; however she hasn’t been the same since. Was the ordeal too much? Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School have found that patients over age…

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Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterial staph infection. It is known as a “superbug” because it is resistant to a wide range of antibiotics, including those that are usually used to treat staph infections. MRSA is very common in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care settings. Staph bacteria exist naturally in the…

Nursing Home Elopement Lawyer
Jeff Rasansky December 29, 2015

Signs of nursing home abandonment. Nursing home abandonment. What does it mean? Simply put, it means that your elder loved one is not receiving the care and attention that he or she needs and deserves. It means that staffers aren’t there to keep your loved one safe, that staffers aren’t there to properly feed or…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

A report in Cleaveland.com reports that a woman told police that she had her wedding ring stolen while she slept. Of course, Cleveland is a long way from Texas, but the nature of the report does reveal a lot about nursing home abuse and how it happens. Theft, of course, is usually not considered abuse,…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

A nursing home in New York has been hit with a wrongful death claim. The claim alleges that the nursing home was negligent in a way that caused the death of a resident from truly horrific causes, bedsores, dehydration and malnutrition are all named in the lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes are always…

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