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Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Traumatic Brain Injuries - Leading Cause of Death and Disability

March 30, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Bike Accidents, Brain Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Truck Accidents

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for the disability of an estimated 5.3 million Americans with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 and 24. Those under the age of 5 and over the age of 75 are also at high risk, according to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).      

FAQs Regarding Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

March 22, 2016 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

As individuals reach their golden years, some of them may face a number of issues and ailments that could force their loved ones to make a difficult decision with respect to their care for their remaining years. In the alternative, some elderly people make the decision for themselves to go into a nursing home. Regardless who makes the decision, Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows firsthand the importance of ensuring that the elderly receives the best care possible after they...

Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media

January 21, 2016 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Nursing home patients deserve to be provided with reasonably professional and competent care.  Unfortunately, aides who work in nursing homes are often untrained and underpaid. Many different types of abuse and neglect can occur in a nursing home setting when staff members don't provide the care that patients deserve.  Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey can provide assistance to victims of abuse or neglect, or to family members of those killed in a nursing home due to...

Federal Rules Aim to Make Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits Easier

December 24, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Arbitration clauses have become routine in nursing home admissions paperwork. Often, people enter nursing homes under stressful circumstances. The individual who enters the home or his or her family members may not take the time to read every word of every piece of paper they sign. As a result, the nursing home resident or his loved ones could end up signing away important legal rights, including the right to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit.  Ft Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall...

The Holidays Are A Perfect Time to Check On Loved Ones

December 9, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

During the holidays, many of us are travelling to share time with relatives and friends. With all the hustle and bustle this time brings, it is important to remember our loved ones and friends in nursing, or assisted living, homes. Not only could this be a depressing time for them since they are separated from their normal routines, the care they receive with staff changing shifts and taking time off may not be of the highest quality.  

Nursing Home Liability for Dropped Patients

November 23, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Nursing and assisted living facilities may have procedures and rules covering the transfer of patients from one location to another location. Sometimes the procedures are ignored or may be forgotten because staff members may be hurried, inexperienced, untrained, or negligent. With some facilities minimizing staff, reducing training and failing to purchase the necessary equipment for patient safety, accidents happen.

Reducing Nursing Home Injuries: New Study Shows Impact-Absorbent Floors May Help

May 12, 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home facility is often a difficult choice. Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey knows it is natural for family members and friends to be consumed by the task of selecting the right facility, particularly since area facilities offer different amenities and levels of care. Those seeking appropriate facilities are also concerned about how their loved one will be cared for, as well as his or her overall safety while there.

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