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Head Injuries Caused By Nursing Home Abuse

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

According to an article published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for adults over the age of 65. Traumatic brain injuries can have long term health consequences, particularly for elderly patients. Unfortunately, Industrial Safety and Hygiene News reports that up to 75 percent of… Read More »

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Dangers of a Fractured Hip Among Elderly

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

For most people, tripping and falling is not a big deal. We may wake up sore the next day or suffer a minor scrape or bruise on our hand, but a trip and fall is generally something that the average adult heals from in a relatively quick amount of time. Of course, even young… Read More »

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Nursing Home COVID-19 Wrongful Death Claims

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Two elderly Seminole men died of nursing home neglect when they contracted COVID-19, and their families are suing the nursing home, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 43 percent of all fatalities that have occurred in Tampa have been nursing home residents, according to the newspaper, and the lawsuit alleges that the nursing home… Read More »

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Noticing the Signs of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Elder abuse affects 10 percent of people 65 or older every year, according to the Justice Department. From financial to psychological abuse, it destroys and even shortens the lives of the victims. Nursing homes, where the friends and families of the residents are not in sight to offer protection, are a frequent site of… Read More »

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The Difference Between Nursing Home Neglect and an Inevitable Decline in Health

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Individuals placed in the care of a nursing home are there for a reason—they are unable to care for themselves and require around the clock medical attention due to a medical condition. Most elderly people in nursing homes are extremely fragile; dementia, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and fractured hips and other musculoskeletal injuries are… Read More »

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One in five Florida nursing homes tell feds: We hardly have any gowns, masks

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Nearly one in five Florida nursing homes say they do not have a one-week supply of protective gowns or the N95 masks recommended for care of patients with COVID-19, according to new data released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. A handful of nursing homes say they do not have any gowns… Read More »

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Nursing Homes Fought Federal Emergency Plan Requirements for Years. Now, They’re Coronavirus Hot Spots

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

The long-term care industry resisted a federal mandate to plan for disasters including pandemics. About 43% of nursing homes have been caught violating the requirement, including facilities that have now had deadly COVID-19 outbreaks. Read in ProPublica: https://apple.news/AzXiZzMKvRBu22I0VR0uD2g Shared from Apple News

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Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

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Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

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By Ina Jaffe NPR, 5/21/20 Nursing homes were not on our minds much before the COVID-19 pandemic. Then their residents began dying by the thousands. While there are no definitive figures, nursing home residents and staff appear to account for about one-third of the roughly 90,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S., according to… Read More »

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Bruising May be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Unexplained bruising may be a sign of nursing home abuse. Elderly people’s skin does bruise more easily than younger skin for a variety of reasons. For instance, certain medications cause bruising; blood vessels become less elastic and are more prone to breaking, which causes a bruise; and as the body ages, fat tissue becomes… Read More »

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