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VIRGINIA BEACH PERSONAL INJURY LAW BLOG

DOES YOUR LOVED ONE’S BEHAVIOR INDICATE ABUSE?

Virginia residents like you entrust nursing homes to take care of your loved ones while following a certain standard of care and quality. Unfortunately, there are some instances in which your trust in the institution is betrayed and your loved…

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HEAD INJURIES IN NURSING HOMES

The senior population is most at risk of sustaining serious head trauma and physical injuries in fall accidents. Their age, declining health and other factors often create balance and mobility issues that increase the chances of falling even where there…

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Local nursing homes accused of fatal neglect

Virginia nursing homes have a duty of care to their residents. Breaching that duty—often through negligence due to understaffing—results in serious and even fatal health problems. How does a lack of adequate nursing home staff lead to fatalities? According to…

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PROTECTING OUR ELDERS FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Any instance of abuse in Virginia is one too many. However, the most heartbreaking situations involve people who cannot defend themselves. Thus, the abuse of children, the elderly, incapacitated adults and even pets are especially heinous. According to CNN, in…

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Types of nursing home abuse and how to recognize them

Elder abuse is sadly common. Approximately 10% of Americans 60 and older are victims of some type of abuse, share the National Council on Aging. Abuse and neglect often take place in nursing homes. Nursing home residents are at risk of abuse…

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IS THE NURSING HOME CHEMICALLY RESTRAINING YOUR PARENT?

If your parent resides in one of Virginia’s many nursing homes, you should familiarize yourself with the growing practice of chemical restraint that many nursing homes use to control patients who become loud, uncooperative or obstreperous. Human Rights Watch recently…

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