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December 2012

Bed Alarms and Nursing Home and Hospital Falls

By Howard Mishkind|2016-01-04T20:44:22+00:00December 4th, 2012|Nursing Home|

Patients fall in the nursing home and hospital frequently.  According to published statistics, 2% of all hospital admissions are complicated by injuries from falls.  The risk of falls is higher in nursing homes and hospital due to patients being weak, elderly or infirm or due to the use of medications.  Nursing care plans should include a fall [...]

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November 2012

Nursing Homes: Are Your Loved Ones Safe?

By Howard Mishkind|2019-03-18T22:02:51+00:00November 6th, 2012|Nursing Home|

Nursing homes are inspected on a regular basis. Depending on the outcome of a given inspection, you or your loved ones may be at increased risk of experiencing avoidable injuries, if the nursing home has failed to demonstrate competency in a given area of patient care and has failed to comply with state and national [...]

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September 2012

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

By Howard Mishkind|2019-03-18T22:02:58+00:00September 6th, 2012|Nursing Home|

Nursing homes are required to follow specific rules and regulations in the care of their residents. The law in Ohio is intended to protect the rights of residents in nursing homes and to make sure that they are not neglected or abused. Too often, nursing homes put profits before the best interests of their patients. [...]

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March 2012

Ohio Elder Abuse Can Occur in Nursing Homes

By Howard Mishkind|2019-03-18T22:03:22+00:00March 21st, 2012|Nursing Home|

As elderly people find it becomes a struggle to take care of their own day-to-day needs, many find they need the extra help that comes with an assisted living apartment or a nursing home. Some are also able to rely on family members as their needs increase. Unfortunately, nursing homes and family caretakers sometimes take [...]

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February 2012

Nursing Home Ratings

By Howard Mishkind|2019-03-18T22:03:27+00:00February 13th, 2012|Nursing Home|

Nursing home abuse and neglect usually occurs when poorly trained or inexperienced caregivers are required to take care of challenging patients without adequate support from nursing home management.  At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we are often asked to recommend nursing homes to clients and friends who are facing the difficult task of finding an acceptable long-term care facility for their [...]

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C. Diff. Infections — a Growing Menace

By Howard Mishkind|2019-04-24T17:59:59+00:00February 8th, 2012|Hospital Negligence|

Clostridium difficile, or C. Diff., is an intestinal infection that is considered to be nosocomial or hospital-acquired.  At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we are receiving more inquiries regarding cases arising out of healthcare providers' delay in diagnosing and treating this disease, resulting in fatality or loss of bowel.  The disease is spread by orofecal transmission facilitated by ineffective hospital or [...]

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December 2011

Failure to Respond to Ventilator Alarms Causes Needless Deaths

By Howard Mishkind|2019-03-18T22:03:28+00:00December 16th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Ventilators keep some of the most vulnerable patients breathing. This crucial equipment sounds an alarm at the first sign of a problem, and the caretaker should immediately respond to the alarm. Unfortunately, improper nursing staff training or caretaker negligence can render the alarm useless. An analysis by the Boston Globe shows that, between 2005 and [...]

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August 2011

FAQs – Can I Sue My Nursing Home?

By Howard Mishkind|2019-03-18T22:03:30+00:00August 30th, 2011|Nursing Home|

There are many causes of nursing home malpractice, but one of the common causes is believed to be chronic understaffing at most nursing home and other long-term care facilities.  According to a recent federal study, approximately 90 percent of U.S. nursing homes have insufficient staffing levels to provide the necessary care to their residents. Although [...]

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