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

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5/27/2016
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Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury from Delivery - Epidemiology

Epidemiologist medical doctors can help with several aspects of cerebral palsy cases, including linking brain injury to contractions and Pitocin

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

Labels: Birth Injury
5/23/2016
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Cerebral Palsy and Life Expectancy

A child with cerebral palsy from birth injury may actually live a very long time, requiring long-term and high medical expenses

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

5/20/2016
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Obstetrician Organization Pitocin (Oxytocin) Guide (Samples)

To avoid brain injury from birth including cerebral palsy, Obstetricians and obstetrical nurses who deliver babies agree on key guidelines for use of drugs to induce labor

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

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5/17/2016
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Cerebral Palsy & Cortical Visual Impairment

Cortical visual impairment (sometimes called "cortical blindness") and cerebral palsy from brain injury at birth, often go hand in hand

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

5/16/2016
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Special Focus Nursing Homes - Updated List

Medicare keeps a list of the lowest-rated problem nursing homes, which can be useful to avoid loved ones from injury or death in a nursing home

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Labels: Nursing homes
5/12/2016
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Fetal Heart Rate Deceleration, Brain Injury (Cerebral Palsy)

Baby's heart rate during labor can show threat of injury and injury, including brain injury from lack of oxygen

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

Labels: Birth Injury
5/8/2016
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Pitocin (Oxytocin) and Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy

Hospitals and doctors often use a potentially dangerous drug, Pitocin (or Oxytocin) to induce labor, sometimes causing birth injury including brain damage

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

8/23/2015
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Falls Can be Reduced in Nursing Homes

Doctors created a plan to reduce falls - cutting falls in half in one facility. Great example of a nursing home taking responsibility and improving itself.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

8/21/2015
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$18 Million Verdict Against Nursing Home

Jury awards $18 mil. to family of nursing home abuse victim, showing the court system's ability to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

8/19/2015
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Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Camera

A nursing home worker was caught on camera abusing an elderly resident. Abuse is not rare in nursing homes. Nursing homes should protect the elderly from harm.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

8/14/2015
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Stop Nursing Home Lawsuits...Hire Enough Staff

Are lawyers unfair to nursing homes? Nursing homes should hire enough people. When they don't, they are breaking the law, and attorneys keep them accountable.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

7/26/2015
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Nursing Home Negligence and a Popular Blood Thinner Drug

Widespread problems with the abuse of critical and necessary blood thinners drugs in nursing homes sometimes hurts and/or kills nursing home residents.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

7/24/2015
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Genesis HealthCare Continues Pattern of Large Acquisitions

Genesis HealthCare announced that it was buying part of Revera Inc. for $240 million. There is no excuse for bad care in the lucrative nursing home industry.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

7/22/2015
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Widespread Neglect Due to Understaffing in Nursing Homes

A state's attorney general has filed legal action against a national nursing home chain for rampant neglect of residents.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

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