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October 2010

A Belleville, Illinois nursing home was sued recently, accused of breaking the leg of a resident and then failing to obtain medical assistance for her

The Lincoln Home, Inc. and Weiss Management Group, Inc. were named defendants in a lawsuit filed by Lillie Avant on October 12, 2010 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. Lillie Avant was injured on the morning of May 31, 2010, when facility staff members attempted to turn her onto her…

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Another California nursing home has received a AA citation, the most severe citation available under California law, and hit with a $100,000 fine in the death of a resident

A 58 year-old resident of Browning Manor Convalescent Hospital was fatally injured in June 2009 after a fall from his nursing home wheelchair. He rushed to the hospital with a fractured spine and brain injury; he died two days later. Although the Kern County Coroner stated that the resident died…

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Gramercy Court, a California nursing home facility, was cited with a Class AA citation, the most severe citation possible, and fined $90,000 in connection with a 2007 fatal fall

A 97 year-old nursing home resident was injured when she fell from her bed to the floor after a nurse had turned her back to the resident. The resident was rushed to the hospital with a broken spine, but sadly, she died four days later. The ensuing investigation found that,…

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An Arkansas jury returned a $10.45 million verdict in Valentine vs. Little Rock Health and Rehab and Heartland Personnel Leasing, Inc.

Seventy-three year old Minnie Lee Valentine was a resident of Little Rock Health Care and Rehab for a mere three months. During her residency, she suffered excruciating pain from bedsores, urinary tract infections, and MRSA and VRE infections that she developed while at the facility. Ms. Valentine also suffered from…

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His diaper was saturated, not changed in over 12 hours. His dentures were never removed, never cleaned. His body was dirty, his fingernails long. No one shaved him.

His diaper was saturated, not changed in over 12 hours. His dentures were never removed, never cleaned. His body was dirty, his fingernails long. No one shaved him. The list of indignities goes on for Jack Evans and is indicative of the poor care he received while a resident at…

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A Texas nursing home caregiver was recently arrested for a September 2010 sexual assault of a nursing home resident in Pflugerville, Texas

Mario Rojas Lara was charged with aggravated sexual assault and forgery. According to authorities, Rojas reportedly used false documentation during the April 2010 hiring process at Pflugerville Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. In fact, authorities are not sure of Lara’s true identity. Officials are working with Homeland Security and Immigration…

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The 94 year-old victim of a 2002 nursing home rape and beating will finally get justice after a 43 year-old illegal immigrant pleaded guilty to the vicious crime

The 2002 rape and beating of the 94 year old nursing home resident initially seemed solved with the arrest of an 18 year-old man. The man confessed to the crime but was later exonerated by DNA evidence. Roberto Recendes was convicted of domestic violence charges in 2004 in a separate…

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Attorney David W. Terry of the Terry Law Firm recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Parkwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Attorney David W. Terry of the Terry Law Firm recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Parkwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and related entities in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri on behalf of Angela Thompson, the granddaughter of Nellie Wilks. Ms. Wilks died after developing two…

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Orchard Court, a 16-bed nursing home facility located in Jonesboro, Illinois, reportedly will voluntarily surrender its operating license and close its doors within the next 90 days

The facility, which is owned by R.A.V.E Residential Services, a non-profit company, was cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health for failing to protect residents from violent attacks instigated by a teenage resident of the facility. The teenager reportedly targeted elderly male residents and, on at least one occasion,…

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