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Category Archives: Nursing Home Malpractice

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Understanding The Risk Of Bone Fractures In Nursing Homes

By Brezina Law |

Nursing homes should be safe and happy places of care for our elderly loved ones. We count on these facilities to provide skilled care that our family members depend on to get well and stay well as they live out their golden years. However, injuries happen more often than most would expect, and many… Read More »

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Busting Four Of The Most Common Nursing Home Abuse Myths

By Brezina Law |

Sadly, nursing home abuse is much more common than many people think. Thousands of residents are harmed every year throughout the country, and many of them are right here in Knoxville. Nursing home abuse is also largely misunderstood, which can make it more difficult to detect, or know what to do once you suspect… Read More »

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Admit A Loved One To A Nursing Home

By Brezina Law |

One of the most difficult times in life is having to consider whether or not it’s time for a parent to enter a nursing home. Sadly, for the parent, it becomes a stark reality when they can no longer take care of themselves as well. Signs to look out for could include missed medication… Read More »

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What To Know About Medication Errors And Their Connection To Nursing Home Malpractice

By Brezina Law |

Medications are vital to the health of patients in a nursing home, and a patient’s health depends on the proper and timely administration of their prescribed medicines. This is a serious matter, however, as medication given incorrectly or in the wrong dosages can lead to health complications and even death. What is a Medication… Read More »

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What To Know About Nursing Home Slip And Falls And Your Legal Rights

By Brezina Law |

Slips and falls among the elderly are, unfortunately, a common occurrence. As we and our loved ones age, muscle coordination, strength, and stability can decrease to the point where falls are always a risk. Falls on any surface can lead to injuries ranging from mere bumps and bruises to broken bones, hip fractures, and… Read More »

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NursingHomeCare

Nursing Home Abuse Between Residents: What To Do If Your Loved One Is In Harm’s Way

By Brezina Law |

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a shockingly common occurrence, with nearly 1 in 6 seniors at nursing homes reporting some form of abuse while they resided at a facility. For the nearly 2 million vulnerable seniors living in nursing homes across Tennessee and the United States, nursing home care comes with a disturbingly… Read More »

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What To Know About Arbitration Agreements In Nursing Home Admissions And Your Legal Rights

By Brezina Law |

Admission to a nursing home is a difficult and anxiety-inducing process – whether you are admitting a loved one or being admitted yourself. Almost always, nursing home admission happens among a flurry of other activities and concerns – addressing urgent health problems, qualifying for Medicaid, selling a home, and more. At the same time,… Read More »

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Understanding The Impacts Of Understaffing On Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

By Brezina Law |

As our loved ones age, their healthcare needs change to the point at which they may need extended care at a skilled nursing facility or nursing home. Declines in health, mobility, and mental cognition eventually contribute to a loss of independence for many of our family members at some point. When we move a… Read More »

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What To Know About Prescription Drug Abuse In Nursing Homes

By Brezina Law |

The sad truth about nursing home care in Tennessee and across America is that abuse and neglect can occur just about anywhere. Typically, we think of this as physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of patients that leads to illness and injuries. Another form of nursing home abuse – all too common – is… Read More »

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What To Know About Guardianships And Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

By Brezina Law |

One of the things our seniors fear most, studies show, is not death itself – but losing their independence and dignity when being moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility. An associated fear is that they will be left alone and powerless to make important decisions about their own care in a… Read More »

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