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Is Over-Medicating Nursing Home Residents Considered Nursing Home Abuse?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You assume that when a nursing home administers medication, they are doing so because a physician has ordered them to do so and because it is necessary for your loved one’s health and safety. Unfortunately, some nursing homes take advantage of this “trust” and purposely over-medicate their residents to make them easier to handle…. Read More »

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Can You Sue for the Use of Restraints in Nursing Homes?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Physical restraints are used in nursing homes and even hospitals with the sole purpose of preventing movement of a patient. In most cases, restraints are used to protect the patient from themselves or from harming others. While they have a purpose under a limited scope, the use of physical restraints has become an ethical… Read More »

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What Compensation Can You Receive for Nursing Home Abuse?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Serving Victims in Florida Nursing home abuse cases are one of the highest awarding personal injury lawsuits because these acts are often deliberate and malicious. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect is happening to your loved one, you should meet with an attorney and discuss your particular situation…. Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse is Grossly Underreported in the United States

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The numbers are in from a recent government study, and they further prove that 1 out of 4 cases of nursing home abuse have gone unreported. The agency faults Medicare for not enforcing a requirement for nursing homes to notify law enforcement about potential cases of abuse. About the Study The Health and Human… Read More »

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Nursing Home Errors and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Errors in nursing homes are tragic. Not only can they lead to serious injury, but they can also cost the life of a loved one. Whether it is due to a medication error, slip and fall, neglect, abuse, or another form of negligence, family members can hold nursing homes accountable for their actions. One… Read More »

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Ways to Prevent Bedsores from Developing in Nursing Home Patients

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Because the human body is designed to be moving, if we sit or lay down and don’t move positions – even for as little as 12 hours – our circulation is impeded. When this occurs, it can slow or stop the blood flow in the area that is being compressed. As a result, skin… Read More »

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Study Finds Nursing Home Infection Rates Rising

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When your loved one enters a nursing home to be cared for, that’s exactly what you expect – good care. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents are neglected and not cared for how they should be. As a result, the infection rates have risen in nursing homes in this nation, according to a study reported… Read More »

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Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s & Patients Living in Florida Nursing Homes with this Disease

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Alzheimer’s is horrible disease that affects a person’s mind over time. Typically, Alzheimer’s comes on slowly – where loved ones start seeing changes in a family member. Maybe that loved one’s memory starts slipping, it’s hard for the person to perform routine tasks, the person has a difficult time remembering words, he or she… Read More »

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Sexual Abuse Can Occur at the Hands of Other Nursing Home Residents

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, or if you are a patient in a nursing home yourself, you may have done your homework to ensure you or a family member was placed in a facility that has good reviews and rankings. When doing your research, you might have come across… Read More »

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The Reality of Medication Mistakes in Florida Nursing Homes

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

While there are many different reasons why elderly people live in nursing homes, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and other medical issues, they all generally have one thing in common. Medication. Seniors tend to take at least one daily medication, and most elderly nursing home residents take multiple medications on a daily basis. Because… Read More »

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