Archive for May, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from May, 2006.

May 2006

Evergreen Frontier Nursing Home Settles Negligence Suit Over Woman’s Death From Fall; Woman With Severe Head Injuries Left Undiagnosed for Two Days

Longview, WA – The family of a 76-year-old Longview woman, who died after suffering a head injury from a fall in a nursing home and being left undiagnosed for more than two days, will receive a nearly $1.9 million settlement. According to court documents, Gertrude “Trudy” Wart was admitted to the Evergreen Frontier nursing home […]

Tuesday the 30th

Roslyn Nursing Home Found Guilty of Negligence

New York, NY – A jury in Nassau County returned a guilty verdict on Thursday for negligence against a nursing home, where a Vietnam vet was left outside in the 95 degree sun. Jurors awarded the patient’s family 3 million dollars for abuse, and neglect, said the family’s attorney David Woycik. Russell Alston, 62, a […]

Friday the 26th

Man in nursing home beaten repeatedly

Hickory, NC – A recently released report says a man in a nursing home was physically and verbally abused and his family said they were never notified. The state report found six physical and verbal altercations dating back to March. The nursing home couldn’t provide the state with the paperwork and loved ones said they […]

Tuesday the 23rd

Former nursing home director’s license suspended

Marion, IN – A state panel suspended the nursing license of a woman charged with neglecting a nursing home resident who was allegedly allowed to lay in his own waste for days. Zanna Paul, the former director of Nursing at Northgate Healthcare Center, was indicted for mistreating a 62-year-old man, who also was found with […]

Tuesday the 23rd

Prosecutions of Abuse, Exploitation in Homes Are on the Rise; D.C. Trying to Keep Up With Packed Caseload

Washington D.C. – Instances of exploitation and abuse in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities in the District often went unprosecuted or even uninvestigated, advocates and authorities say. The cases are hard to prove: With their infirmities, victims often struggled to convey, or even remember, what happened to them. And convoluted protocols for investigating […]

Sunday the 21st

Former nursing home officials charged in patient’s neglect

Marion, IN – A grand jury has indicted two former nursing home officials on neglect charges, alleging they allowed a resident to lay in his own waste for days with back sores and maggot-covered clothing. Zanna Paul and Sandra Andersen reportedly placed the 62-year-old man “in a situation that endangered his life or health, resulting […]

Thursday the 18th