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Nursing Home Abuse Blog Posts

  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on September 9, 2016

    As we age, our loved ones may move into a nursing home facility for long-term care. We trust that the facility's staff is competent, accountable, and caring. However, elder abuse and nursing home neglect can occur. The personal injury attorneys at Lipkin & Higgins want to educate you on how to identify nursing home negligence and the steps to take if it occurs.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on November 11, 2015

    Wound care is an important part of the duties assigned to nursing home staff and an essential service provided to the elderly residents. Wounds become much more common as individuals age due to the slowing regenerative process. As a result, many elderly individuals with even the slightest of injuries will eventually sustain a major wound. In addition, skin may degenerate on its own, even without the presence of an injury. As such, it’s incredibly important that nursing home staff members care for aging individuals with developing wounds, properly and promptly.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on October 10, 2015

    Deciding on a nursing home for your loved one can be a challenging process. There are many nursing home facilities that are adequately staffed and provide effective care; unfortunately that's not always the case. One of the biggest problems that nursing homes face is preventing nursing home falls. As people age, we lose many of the abilities that we once had – this can include, vision, balance, strength, and more. This does not excuse fall accidents in nursing homes; these incidents can be deadly, depending on the individual.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on July 7, 2015

    Sexual abuse is one of the most common types of nursing home abuse. It's unacceptable, it's unsettling, but it's the harsh reality. When nursing home sexual abuse happens, the damages are far reaching. The lawyers at Lipkin & Higgins understand the pain and detriment this type of abuse can have, and the emotional and physical repercussions that occur.
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  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on November 11, 2014

    Nursing home patients are often vulnerable to neglect by their caregivers because they're so dependent on their constant care and support. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is fairly common in the United States. According to a recent study by the National Center on Elder Abuse:
  • Posted by Kevin Apter on August 8, 2011

    Lipkin & Higgins is involved in nursing home abuse cases and some cases aren't pretty.