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Senior Living Resident Awarded $3.6 Million in Lawsuit Over Biting and Assault by Another Resident

A jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages to a 76-year-old senior living resident with dementia who was bitten and assaulted by another resident of Peregrine Senior Living in Aurora, Colorado. The Arapahoe County jury also awarded $600,000 in punitive… Read More

Jeff Pitman and Katherine E. Metzger's Article on Nursing Home Abuse Featured in NAELA Journal Online

October is Residents' Rights Month, a great time to learn more about the problem of nursing home abuse and neglect and the law designed to protect residents from abuse and neglect. PKSD partner Jeffrey A. Pitman and attorney Katherine E. Metzger wrote… Read More

Residents' Rights Month Emphasizes Importance of Residents Knowing Their Rights

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has designated the month of October as Residents' Rights Month. The goal is to honor all residents of long-term care facilities and promote awareness of dignity, respect and the rights of every resident. Long-term… Read More

New Study Shows Drug Given Every 18 Months Lowers Risk of Fractures in Older Women

A new study found that the bone-strengthening drug Reclast greatly lowered the risk of fractures in older women when administered through an IV every 18 months. This is encouraging news for older women because they are at greater risk of broken bones,… Read More

Brookdale Santa Fe Announces Cuts to Important Add-On Services for Residents

On Monday evening, management at Brookdale Santa Fe senior living facility sent out a letter to residents saying that add-on services will end on October 12. These are services independent-living residents have been able to add as needed, including things… Read More

Do You Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and How to Protect Your Loved One?

In the September issue of PKSD's Newsletter, You Should Know, the problem of nursing home abuse is discussed, including some alarming statistics about the problem. According to the National Ombudsman Reporting System, more than seven percent of the complaints… Read More

Lawsuit Claims Illinois Nursing Home Staffers Stole $600,000 from 97-Year-Old Resident

According to the lawsuit filed by her public guardian, workers at a Chicago-area nursing home stole $600,000 from a 97-year-old nursing home resident with dementia. The resident of Symphony Residences of Lincoln Park had accumulated more than $600,000… Read More

Nursing Home Residents Allege They Were Sexually Assaulted by 84-Year-Old Man

A former resident of a nursing home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has come forward to claim she was sexually assaulted by an 84-year-old man who faces similar allegations from residents of other nursing homes in the area. The accused was recently indicted… Read More

Arizona Man Used Iowa Nursing Homes to Launder $3 Million

According to state and federal court filings, an Arizona real estate developer used two nursing homes in Keokuk, Iowa to launder $3 million in Medicaid payments. While the developer was collecting this money, residents complained about neglect, including… Read More

Can a Nursing Home Itself Be Held Liable for Abuse?

Some nursing home abuse cases claim staff members were negligent or malicious toward the victim. However, some cases also claim the nursing home itself was negligent and this resulted in abuse or neglect. If your loved one was harmed due to nursing home… Read More

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