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Nursing Home Risks in the News

Nursing Home Resident’s Family Files Retaliation Complaint
A woman helping families fight for nursing home residents’ rights says her activism is drawing the wrong type of attention and action from her mother’s nursing home in Arkansas. A month after setting up a family counsel at the nursing home, she says she received an involuntary discharge notice, forcing her mother out of the nursing home. Click here for more about this story.

Medical Technician Confesses to Louisville Nursing Home Death, Then Recants
The man accused of injecting a woman with a fatal dose of insulin in 2007 at a Louisville nursing home confessed to investigators he was high on a prescription painkiller when he injected the woman and two other people, according to newly released court records. Police also looking at other deaths at the nursing home. Click here for more about this story.

Justices Hear Appeal of $90 Million Nursing Home Verdict
In 2011, after a trial that lasted nearly two weeks, jurors found that the West Virginia nursing home had failed to feed and care for Dorothy Douglas, who stayed at the home for about three weeks. Douglas’ lawyers argued throughout the trial that her death was caused by Manor Care Inc. executives’ repeated failure to keep their nursing homes properly staffed. Click here for more about this story.

Nursing home employee charged with assaulting resident
A 65-year-old nursing home employee in Pennsylvania faces assault and neglect charges after she allegedly got into a brawl with a resident who complained the staff wasn’t properly caring for the residents. Click here for more about this story.

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