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Deja vu: Another Resident Wanders From Same Illinois Nursing Home

A second man has wandered away from the Midwest Rehabilitation Center in Belleville, IL. Regular readers will recall the incident from January of this year. A 75-year-old man wandered away from the very same nursing home and was found dead … Continue reading

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$100,000 Fine For Nursing Home Abuse After PVS Patient Dies

The fine is the highest allowed under California state law. It was levied against the Seton Medical Center in Daly, California. The victim was an 81-year-old woman in a persistent vegetative state. As a result of a stroke, she was … Continue reading

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Elderly Woman Dies of Hypothermia in Indiana Nursing Home

An 85-year-old woman died of hypothermia while lying with a broken arm on the street of an Indianapolis suburb. She was a resident of the Morning Pointe Assisted Living nursing home in Franklin, Indiana. The temperature was just 30-degrees when … Continue reading

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Illinois Elder Abuse Leads to Death

A 75-year-old man walked away from his nursing home in Belleville, Illinois, and was found dead two days later. The man died of hypothermia brought on by exposure. This winter has been extraordinarily temperate by Chicago standards, but the first … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Neglect In Minnesota—Patient Starves

Nursing home neglect takes many forms. Sometimes it’s dramatically caught on videotape, and sometimes it comes in the form of physical evidence like bedsores. Medication errors and resident assault are also easy to identify. A Hopkins, Minnesota nursing home is … Continue reading

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Home Care Abuse And Neglect: 14-year-old Starves To Death In Own Home

A 14-year-old girl literally starved to death in her own Ohio home. The County Coroner ruled the death a homicide due to neglect, and consequently charges have been filed against her mother and three nurses who were tasked with the … Continue reading

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Nurse Sentenced To Ten Years For Nursing Home Abuse

It’s been an odd couple of months in regard to nursing home abuse in the court system. On the one hand, we have not guilty verdicts in the case of the Pennsylvania Quadrangle nursing home abuse cases. On the other … Continue reading

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NYT: Hospital Injuries and Medical Errors Wildly Unreported

In 2011, White Sox 1st baseman Adam Dunn had what amounted to a horrific year. It was one of the worst in Chicago White Sox history. White Sox fans were outraged. There were calls for firings and other drastic measures. … Continue reading

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Example of Elder Abuse In Shakespeare’s King Lear

One of the most wonderful things about reading Shakespeare’s plays is the way that you can revisit a play you haven’t seen or read in decades and come away with a completely different understanding of just what the “Bard of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Nursing Home Abuser Receives Slap On Wrist

Back in October of 2010, a 38-year-old worker in the St. Michael’s Lutheran Home in Fountain City, Wisconsin was arrested and charged with “felony intentional abuse of a nursing home patient.” According to one of the residents of the facility, … Continue reading

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