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Pleasant Law Blog (Insurance Claims, Medical Misakes, and Nursing Home Claims)

North Carolina Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney Thomas Waitt Pleasant's blog, facilitating commentary on North Carolina nursing home abuse, injury, neglect, and wrongful death; as well as medical malpractice, medical mistakes and medical negligence. Topics also include unfair and bad faith insurance claims practices.

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6/9/2015
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Golden Living Nursing Home Class Action Lawsuit To Proceed

golden living nursing homes chain is facing a lawsuit for not having enough staff or help and that this understaffing hurt patients

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/12/2015
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Nursing Homes and Airline Crashes

nursing home physician likens the causes of mistakes in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to the causes of airline prices

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/11/2015
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Georgia Nursing Homes Making Too Much from Georgia Medicaid?

Georgia newspaper article explores how and why nursing homes end up with more patients than home care, despite higher cost of nursing homes

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/6/2015
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Nursing Home Consolidation - Recipe for Injury or Death in Georgia?

Nursing home consolidation might result in bad care in nursing homes, including in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/4/2015
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Nursing Home Medicaid dollars in Georgia

Nursing homes run by community health services of Georgia, headquartered in Macon, Georgia, asked to return $100 million in money received for care

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

4/27/2015
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Cheaper Assisted Living: Always Good?

People improperly placed or retained in an assisted living, adult care home, rehab center, nursing facility or nursing home, can get hurt or killed

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

4/25/2015
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New York Times Article on Nursing Home Care Problems

Article suggesting problems with nursing homes inudes understaffing leading to poor care which can lead to harm for patients

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

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4/19/2015
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Nursing Homes - the Big Money Component and Real Estate

Nursing Home corporations are often focused on the money making from real estate, which can lead to a lack of focus on patient care, causing injury and death

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

12/11/2014
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Nursing Home Care Levels Can Be Difficult to Gauge

Nursing home staffing levels, which can be a good indicator of the quality of care residents receive, often can be inaccurate.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

11/7/2014
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Alzheimer's Patients and Lasting Emotions

A new study shows that even though Alzheimer's patients may lose the memories of their experiences, they still hold on to the emotional impacts of them.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

10/22/2014
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Nurse-Patient Ratio Law Yields Positive Results

California's 2004 law that mandated certain ratios for nurses tending to patients led to a dramatic decrease in annual illness and injury rates for nurses.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

10/8/2014
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Florida Case Highlights Nursing Home Corporate Shell Game

Negligent nursing home operators sometimes go to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility for their neglect and abuse of nursing home patients.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

9/18/2014
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New Legislation Addresses RN Coverage at Nursing Homes

New legislation would require at least one direct-care RN (not administrator) to be present 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in all Medicare- and Medicaid-reimbursed nursing homes.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

7/30/2014
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Red Flags To Look for and Avoid When Choosing a Nursing Home

When researching and choosing a nursing home in North Carolina, Tennessee or Georgia, there are certain red flags you'll want to be aware of and avoid.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

7/25/2014
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Third Leading Cause of Death: Needless Hospital Injury

Hospitals injure and kill patients through preventable medical malpractice at much higher rates than previously thought

Category: Medical Negligence/Malpractice

7/9/2014
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Still Much to be Done with Nursing Home Regulation

While major reforms passed in 1987 went a long way to holding nursing homes accountable and improving patient care, much more needs to be done.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/14/2014
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Signature Healthcare Nursing Homes in Tennessee

Signature HealthCare runs many nursing homes in Tennessee, and at least one is on Medicare's list of one-star (much below average) nursing homes

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/12/2014
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Much Below Average Nursing Homes in Tennessee

The worst Tennessee nursing homes according to Medicare's Five-Star Rating System. When quality is lower, the possibility of injury or death might increase

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/9/2014
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Cause of North Carolina Nursing Home Deaths Sometimes Hidden

A recent Charlotte Observer report on the lack of scrutiny into the deaths of the North Carolina elderly raises concerns about nursing home abuse being missed.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/3/2014
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Pressure Ulcers as "Never Events"

Pressure ulcers happen in nursing homes and hospitals, but according to this doctor they are not always avoidable

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/30/2014
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Worst Georgia Nursing Homes?

List of bad nursing homes in Georgia according to one group, perhaps suggesting more bed sores, infection, wrongful death, dehydration, and malnutrition

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/29/2014
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SavaSeniorCare Nursing Home Negligence Verdicts

SavaSeniorCare operates nursing homes in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina and has been held accountable for neglect and abuse again

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/20/2014
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The Nursing Home Corporate Shell Game

Nursing home investors who place profits over people sometimes form elaborate mazes of ownership to escape responsibility for harmful actions committed at their facilities.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/8/2014
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The 5 Key Signs of North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse

Recognizing the signs of North Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect is the key to protecting the health and safety of your loved ones.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

4/29/2014
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High Nursing Home Costs Don't Necessarily Mean Better Care

A new study shows that there is little difference in quality of care between more affordable and less affordable nursing homes.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse