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  • How Do Bedsores Occur? September 19, 2019
    Bedsores should virtually never occur in any patient who is properly monitored and cared for. These painful and potentially dangerous injuries are preventable if nursing homes insist on appropriate staff performance. If you or a loved one has developing or worsening bedsores while in a nursing home, this could be a sign of nursing home […]
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  • Violent Crime and Uber Drivers: August 25, 2019
    How to Stay Safe When Your Ride Arrives Earlier this year, Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student, was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a man posing as an Uber driver. What began as a fun night out with friends ended with a body dumped in a rural area. Authorities charged Nathaniel David Rowland […]
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  • How to Prevent Elder Abuse August 20, 2019
    Elder abuse is a serious problem. According to the National Council on Aging, about 10 percent of all adults aged 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. However, most researchers agree the actual percentages of seniors who experience abuse is much greater, as many cases of abuse never get reported. Knowing how […]
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  • How to Report Elder Abuse in South Carolina August 9, 2019
    Trusting your loved one to the care of others is never easy. When a member of your family suffers elder abuse from another family member or from a caregiver, you must take action. Learning more about various types of abuse, the warning signs, and how to report abuse is essential to a proactive approach to […]
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  • South Carolina Nursing Homes as Rated by ProPublica and Medicare July 4, 2019
    As the population ages, everyone is at greater risk for chronic illnesses or in need of specialized supervision. The number of South Carolina residents age 85 and older will increase 101 percent from 2012 to 2032. South Carolina has 190 nursing home facilities. Many of them do an excellent job of meeting the needs of […]
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  • Latest Arbitration News By Nathan Hughey March 4, 2016
    Attorney Nathan Hughey has handled numerous nursing home and assisted living arbitration matters recently, prevailing in three claims in late 2015 and early 2016.* Arbitration decisions have generally been favorable to Plaintiffs recently, meaning the tide appears to be turning. Four Circuits in 2016 Rule Against Arbitration Requirements By David Seligman In January and February, […]
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  • 5 Million Dollar Assisted Living Verdict November 24, 2015
    DETROIT — An Oakland County jury held an assisted-living facility liable for the death of a 90-year-old dementia-stricken resident after she swallowed dishwasher detergent left in an unsecured cabinet. Lawrence J. Buckfire, co-counsel for the estate, said he was pleased that the jury determined the decedent’s age was not a factor in awarding her estate […]
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  • Researcher Finds Understaffing, Poor Work Conditions Can Lead to Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes November 9, 2015
    Nathan Hughey handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases routinely. Carolyn Pickering is trying to figure out what causes elder abuse in nursing homes. She’s going straight to the source and asking certified nurse aides what they think the problems are. “It’s not one problem per say, but I think if we’ve learned one thing it’s that worker safety […]
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  • SC Nursing Home Citations by Facility October 20, 2015
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  • Are There Different Types Of Alzheimer’s Disease? October 5, 2015
    Interesting Forbes article: Are There Different Types Of Alzheimer’s Disease? Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Nathan Hughey
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