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Elder Abuse

Are Nursing Home Residents Still at Risk for Abuse?

September 16, 2016

Legal Assistance for Elderly Abuse Victims in Connecticut There are state and federal safeguards in place to provide quality care to those entering into nursing homes. But, these rules tend to fail to hold nursing homes accountable to their patients, families, or even according to the law. One issue is the arbitration clauses in nursing […]

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Tips for Ensuring an Elder's Proper Care in a Nursing Home

September 30, 2015

When the time comes to transition a loved one into a nursing home, choosing the right facility can be a challenging and often highly-stressful experience. With research suggesting that as many as 44 percent of all nursing home residents experience some form of abuse – with an unthinkable 95 percent either experiencing or witnessing neglect […]

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Dehydration in the Elderly

August 10, 2015

At least two out of every five nursing home residents suffer from dehydration, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Dehydration can also occur during hospitalization. Severe dehydration in the elderly can result in infections, hypotension, anemia, cognitive issues, and even death. As dehydration among nursing home residents is often indicative of abuse […]

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What are the Risk Factors for Bedsores in Nursing Facilities?

August 3, 2015

Bedsores are a painful and preventable condition suffered by patients in nursing homes, hospitals, and while receiving home health care. Also known as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers, they can develop quickly if not properly monitored, leading to debilitating and potentially fatal complications. A recent report estimated 60,000 annual fatalities are related to […]

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The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC Spotlights Elder Abuse In Death Of Fountain Valley Senior

June 3, 2015

In a recent Orange County elder abuse case against a Fountain Valley nursing facility, the plaintiff’s lawyer stated that “A nursing home is supposed to create a care plan which addresses the needs of the patient. That’s the nursing home’s obligation.”  Wrongful death specialists Berkowitz and Hanna LLC would concur and further point out that […]

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The Berkowitz Hanna Law Firm Reviews Casey Kasem Elder Abuse Case

May 22, 2015

Elder abuse is becoming a growing problem as the population of the U.S. ages. Berkowitz and Hanna LLC ha representado a muchas familias que han tenido la desafortunada experiencia de ver a un ser querido recibir atención inadecuada o incluso ser víctima de abuso. Today the firm reports on a high profile situation involving the late radio personality Casey […]

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Elder Abuse Cover-up Results In $800K Wrongful Death Settlement, Reports The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC

May 15, 2015

Cases of elder abuse have increased significantly over the years, and with a rapidly aging generation of Baby Boomers expecting to rank by 2025 as the largest senior population in history, elder abuse could become an escalating problem that the legal system will need to address. Berkowitz and Hanna LLC sabe que el maltrato de ancianos tiene muchas señales reveladoras: los […]

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The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC Comments On Wrongful Death Suit Against Senior Living Properties And Employee

May 12, 2015

Based on their extensive work in wrongful death lawsuits, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC knows that these cases can involve more than one defendant, particularly when more than one party is responsible for an individual’s death due to their reckless or negligent behavior. The Star-Telegram reports that a Fort Worth family has been awarded more than $16 million against a nursing […]

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The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC Examines Failure Of Care Settlement Against Major Nursing Home Company

May 8, 2015

Elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes is a nationwide problem, and Berkowitz and Hanna LLC continuously scrutinizes news articles and studies on this serious issue. En casos legales, el maltrato de ancianos cae bajo la categoría de lesiones personales, y el bufete ha encontrado una importante historia que involucra un acuerdo legal con la residencia de ancianos Extendicare […]

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The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC Spotlights Elder Abuse Case Of Woman Beaten In Her Own Bed At Virginia Nursing Home

May 7, 2015

The sobering reality that cases of elder abuse are increasing exponentially – as the population ages – has opened the floodgates for litigation and moral indignation, notes staunch advocate for the elderly, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC. Case in point is a recent incident where a woman was brutally beaten in her bed at a nursing home in Virginia. Her family is suing the […]

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