Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are usually separate from medical malpractice cases, though there are instances where both claims are made as part of a lawsuit. The standards of proof in a medical malpractice case are higher than...Read more
I’ve Complained To The Administrator About Conditions At A Nursing Home In New Orleans, But Nothing Has Changed. What Do I Do Now?
When patients in a nursing home, or their loved ones, complain to a nursing home administrator about problems at the facility, they are obligated to report the complaint to state regulators, who will then investigate the allegations. At least,...Read more
Stress fractures are a specific type of bone break that many older people are especially susceptible to as bones weaken with age. In the adult population, stress fractures are especially common among runners, who can develop cracking in the...Read more
There’s no way to know how long a given case might take to reach a settlement, or whether it will likely end up in court, without first reviewing all the facts. In many instances, insurance companies are quick to...Read more
Every injury claim and nursing home abuse suit is different, with its own set of facts, damages, and types of unlawful conduct from perpetrators. Your attorney will help you weigh the various factors involved, including the form of abuse...Read more
The Louisiana Department of Health has specific definitions for certain types of illegal conduct that residents in nursing home facilities may be unlawfully subjected to. Specifically, state regulators are concerned about four particular types of conduct, that are generally...Read more
Louisiana law includes a Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights, which protects the liberties and prerogatives of our seniors and others who live in nursing homes in the state. On top of that, the federal Medicare program offers additional...Read more
Nursing homes are not allowed to keep you from seeing and visiting with your loved one in residential care. In fact, if you suspect that a nursing home is creating unreasonable obstacles to your visits, it may be a...Read more
A New Orleans Nursing Home Is Telling Me That My Relative Is Falling Down A Lot. Could This Be A Sign Of Elder Abuse In The Home?
It’s always a source of concern if there are indications that an elderly relative’s health status is changing, especially when they are in residential care. The first thing to do in situations where your loved one seems to be...Read more
Liability in nursing home abuse cases typically falls onto the nursing home itself, though it’s also possible for individual staff people to be personally liable, both in civil and criminal court. Employees of nursing homes have obligations to the...Read more