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  • Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Other Elder Care Facilities Have a Duty to Prevent Burn Injuries

    Nursing Homes Have a Duty to Prevent Burn and Oxygen Explosion Injuries Fire Loss One of the most horrific types of injuries I have seen in my career as a nursinghome neglect and abuse attorney is that of oxygen fire burns with elderly residents who continue to smoke. As a ge...

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  • Pressure Sores Should Not Occur in Nursing Homes Unless Clinically Unavoidable

    Nursing homes are established to provide the elderly with the assistance and care they need. In many instances, your loved one may become sick or bed ridden due to an accident or disease. If your loved one is currently on bed rest, it is critical that they are receiving the adequ...

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  • False Billing for Treatment in Nursing Home is FRAUD

    False Billing to Medicare and Medicaid and other Fraud in Nursing Homes Fraud can occur in a number of different ways. In many instances, the nursing home staff will not provide the documentation needed to Medicaid or Medicare. In other instances, the nursing home make false clai...

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  • Nursing Homes Have a Duty to Prevent Accidents Including the Most Commons - Falls

    Falls in Nursing Home are Usually Preventable with Proper Care and Supervision According to an article produced by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The cost of falls among older people is enormous because of the high death toll, disabling conditions and recovery in h...

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  • Nursing Homes Have a Duty to Take Measures to Prevent Medication Errors

    We all make mistakes; however, when it comes to the care and support you receive in a nursing home, a mistake can end up costing a life. One of the common errors that occur in nursing home environments is medication errors. Sure, there are many excuses why your medication may hav...

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  • Nursing Homes Have a Duty to Ensure Residents Are Given Adequate Amounts of Food and Water

    Dehydration occurs when a nursing home resident loses more water than they take in. The human body requires an adequate amount of fluid to function properly; for example, to regulate body temperature through perspiration, maintain blood pressure, and eliminate bodily waste. If se...

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  • Nursing Homes Have a Duty to Reduce the the Chances of Urinary Tract and Other Infections

    Urinary Tract/Bladder Infections According to the Mayo Clinic the most common urinary tract infections occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra. Infection of the bladder (cystitis) is usually caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), a species of bacteria commonly fo...

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  • Advoiding Burns in Nursing Homes, Part II

    Nursing Home Burns Burns are often more frequent in the elderly. This is because their skin is a lot more sensitive to touch and a considerably thinner. Furthermore, many elderly due to physical constraints and/or medication have a reduced reaction time and diminished senses when...

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  • Avoiding Burns in Nursing Homes, Part 1

    Nursing homes across Minnesota have an obligation to comply with minimum care standards established by state and federal regulations. Many times the explanation for burn injuries occurring to residents of Minnesota nursing homes, assisted living and other types of elder care faci...

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  • Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act, Abuse, Neglect and Maltreatment

    Minnesota Statute 626.5572, Subd. 15. Maltreatment. "Maltreatment" means abuse as defined in subdivision 2, neglect as defined in subdivision 17, or financial exploitation as defined in subdivision 9. Minnesota Statute 626.5572, Subd. 17. Neglect. "Neglect" means: (a) The failu...

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