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Another Patient Has a Violent Death at Emerald South Nursing Home

At 6 a.m. on June 4, 2018, Buffalo Police received a 911 call from an employee of the Emerald South Nursing Home who found an 87-year-old resident of the nursing home, lying in the parking lot, as she was coming into work. the patient sought to attempted to escape the nursing home by tying clothes and bed sheets together. He then tried to climb out of his third floor window when he plummeted 34 fe... CONTINUE READING

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Elders Rights Being Challenged

In many societies, the elders are revered, and looked up to for their wisdom and experience. The Buffalo, and Erie County community has a high percentage of seniors. Many spend their last years in senior citizen housing or nursing homes. While there are some fine local facilities, unfortunately, there is substandard and negligent care in numerous Western New York nursing homes. It is important tha... CONTINUE READING

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Nursing Home Fined in Patient Death

In Buffalo, and throughout Western New York, there is far too many incidents of nursing home neglect. In fact, about one third of all nursing homes in Western New York have the lowest possible rating in scoring by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As a Buffalo nursing home neglect attorney I too often see a disturbing lack of care for our el... CONTINUE READING

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Poor Care of Our Seniors Cited in Many Western New York Nursing Homes

Despite the rising costs of healthcare, the level of care the residents are receiving in nursing homes in the Western New York area is declining. According to a recent federal survey, one in three nursing homes in Western New York obtained the lowest possible score in the ratings from the federal government. As a personal injury attorney I frequently hear of needless injuries and illnesses due t... CONTINUE READING

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State audit finds delay in nursing home fines

The New York State Health Department is the state agency responsible for imposing fines on nursing homes when safety violations occur.  In 2007, the average time to issue a fine was six months.  Currently, it takes the State Health Department an average of four years to levy a fine.  Typically, fines are placed when there is an immediate danger to patient safety. There are 631 nursi... CONTINUE READING

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