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Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

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How Far Will a Nursing Home to Cover Up Evidence of Patient Abuse?

By Fox & Farley |

Nursing home abuse is often difficult to detect. For one thing, the victims are nursing home residents whose physical or mental condition renders them unable to speak up in their own defense. And many nursing home administrators go to extraordinary lengths to conceal abuses from the patient’s families. Nursing Home Claimed “Privilege” Over Efforts… Read More »

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Tosses $28M Punitive Damage Award in Fatal Nursing Home Neglect Case

By Fox & Farley |

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem in Tennessee. Understaffed and improperly managed facilities often fail to provide the legally mandated standard of care. And when residents sustain serious injuries–or die–as a result of such mistreatment, the negligent parties need to be held accountable. Court Holds Parent Companies Not Liable for Nursing… Read More »

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TN Court Revives Lawsuit Against Jailhouse Doctors Over Patient Death

By John Willis |

There are far too many cases in Tennessee where people lose a family member due to improper institutional care, such as nursing home neglect and abuse. This is especially true when it comes to individuals with serious medical issues who are incarcerated in local jails. Police are quick to arrest a drug addict for… Read More »

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How Can You Prove Nursing Home Neglect Led to Your Loved One’s Death?

By Brad Burnette |

Too many elderly people in Tennessee are the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. In many cases, nursing home personnel fail to follow proper protocols and the patient suffers–or even dies–as a result. Unfortunately, connecting such failures to actual patient harm can prove difficult when pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim… Read More »

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Is Giving a Patient Coffee “Health Care” Under Tennessee Medical Malpractice Law?

By Brad Burnette |

Personal injury claims involving medical malpractice or nursing home abuse often revolve around what exactly constitutes “health care.” The reason this matters is that “health care liability” lawsuits in Tennessee are subject to different rules than claims for ordinary negligence, such as car accidents or premises liability. Many personal injury claims are summarily dismissed… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Enforces Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Signed Under a Power of Attorney

By Brad Burnette |

Back in elementary school you probably learned that the Constitution guarantees your right to a jury trial in any civil lawsuit. This is true, but there’s an important caveat: a person can waive their right to a jury trial by agreeing to arbitration. Also called “alternative dispute resolution,” arbitration involves submitting a dispute to… Read More »

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Justice Department Sues Bankrupt Tennessee Nursing Home Operator for Fraud

By Brad Burnette |

Too many elderly Tennessee residents are victims of nursing home abuse. While the majority of nursing homes provide quality care, an increasing number have come under scrutiny for negligence, malpractice, and outright abuse of residents. In recent years state and federal authorities have started to take the problem of nursing home abuse seriously, leading… Read More »

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Can a Nursing Home Employee Be Fired for Responding to a Claim of Abuse or Neglect?

By Brad Burnette |

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem in Tennessee. Victims are often unable to stand up for themselves, and even when family members complain, nursing homes may take little or no action. And based on a recent decision by the Tennessee Court of Appeals, nursing home employees who try to protect patients… Read More »

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Report: Nursing Home Workers Illegally Posting Photos of Residents Online

By John Willis |

Nursing homes are supposed to care for our loved ones in a professional and dignified manner. Unfortunately, there are many cases of nursing home abuse, which often go undiscovered until it’s too late. And one of the more bizarre forms of abuse to come to light in recent weeks is the exploitation of nursing… Read More »

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When Will a Tennessee Court Find Mandatory Arbitration “Unconscionable”?

By Brad Burnette |

Forced arbitration is an ongoing problem for Tennessee residents seeking justice. Many nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and other personal injury claims are kept out of court through mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts. In most cases, the injured party (or their family) is unaware they are signing away their due process rights. And Tennessee… Read More »

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