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How to Choose a Good Nursing Home

Here are some steps that can help you find a good nursing home facility and avoid a bad one. Make a list: There are several sources you can turn to for referrals to nursing homes in your area: Your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-677-1116 for contact information) Your loved one's doctor or nearby hospital discharge [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Community News, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|

Jury Awards $300,000 to Family in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury ordered Noland Hospital Montgomery to pay $300,000 due to medical malpractice that led an 86-year-old woman to develop severe bedsores. The family of Katherine Hopkins, who died May 16, 2012 from unrelated complications, sued the long-term acute care hospital located at Jackson Hospital claiming the nurses there failed to turn and re-position the [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Lawsuits, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Neglect, Recent Cases|

Two Deaths, Wildly Different Nursing Home Penalties

To see the federal government's inconsistent oversight of nursing homes, one needs only to look at what happened after two residents died 2014 one in Texas, one in South Carolina. At a nursing home in the East Texas town of Hughes Springs earlier this year, a resident approached the nurses' station gagging on a cookie. [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|

15 Most Fined Nursing Homes in Alabama

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. According to ProPublica's Nursing Home Inspection Tool, below are the 15 most fined Alabama nursing homes. The below table also details deficiencies and serious deficiencies noted at these nursing homes - as defined by The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Fines are listed for [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|

6 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Many warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are overlooked or thought to be a common part of growing old. Undue pain, abandonment, and premature death should not be part of the nursing home experience. The following Six Warning Signs could save the life of your parent or prevent serious pain and harm: Weight [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|

Montgomery Nursing Home Held Responsible for Resident’s Death

ENTERPRISE, AL – Sawyer Law Firm was recently successful in securing an award in a wrongful death lawsuit against a Montgomery based nursing home chain. On January 10, an arbitrator ruled that Capitol Hill Nursing Home had caused the wrongful death of a resident and entered an award of $400,000 in favor of the family. [...]

Sawyer Law Firm Receives Award for Client

MONTGOMERY, AL - An arbitration panel has ruled that a Montgomery, Alabama nursing home caused the wrongful death of a resident in 2011. Following a week-long arbitration, the panel entered an award of $375,000 against South Haven Nursing Home. The 77-year old resident was admitted to South Haven on January 28, 2011 for the purpose [...]

Sawyer Law Firm Settles Nursing Home Fall Case

MONTGOMERY, AL - Sawyer Law Firm recently settled a nursing home negligence case on the eve of trial.  The case involved a nursing home resident who was allowed to fall out of his bed and fracture his hip.  The resident’s medical record indicated that a nursing assistant heard a fall alarm sounding and found the [...]

By |December 5th, 2015|Lawsuits, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect, Recent Cases|