$2,250,000 Settlement : Nursing Home Abuse

A Hudson Valley nursing home and their food delivery service company was held accountable for ignoring clear doctor’s orders to provide only soft food to a resident due to the resident's disability. We discovered during our lawsuit that the doctor’s orders were clearly given to both the nursing home and the food service company but neither had sufficient protocols and systems in place to ensure the doctor’s orders were in fact followed. Shockingly, our client was served a hard-boiled egg which caused her to choke to death.

Nursing home abuse

A Syracuse Nursing Home will pay a $16,000 fine for failing to protect its residents. According to Syracuse.com, “a state Health Department inspection conducted last April found Iroquois Nursing Home did not properly manage two male residents with histories of being aggressive and sexually abusing other residents in the dementia unit of the 160-bed facility…”.

Improving nursing home conditions

Recent changes made to federal nursing home rules could very well result in a better quality of life for nursing home patients. The new rules and requirements will be implemented in three phases. The requirements and objectives of the new federal rules include:

new york nursing homes

Late last month the state published findings collected in New York State nursing homes between January 2007 and May 2015. The results were troubling to say the least. In response Finkelstein & Partners  formed the Elder Law Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney practice group.

Nursing Home Neglect

On January 4th Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that accused members a New York State nursing home, Mohawk Valley Nursing Home associates, pled guilty to Falsifying Business records in conjunction with an ongoing abuse/neglect investigation. 

According to officials the owner of the Nursing home as well as various staff members falsified documents and destroyed evidence after incidents of neglect and abuse were reported. 

ATLANTA – Denise M. Bailey, the former administrator of an assisted living facility, has been sentenced to federal prison for misappropriating over $300,000 in veterans benefits that belonged to one of the facility’s residents.

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