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August 2016 Archives

Nursing home neglect increasingly documented online

Viral pictures and videos make the rounds of the internet on a seemingly daily basis, but not all of these viral sensations are harmless. Residents of California nursing homes and others across the United States are increasingly exploited by their own caretakers when their pictures are taken and then posted online. This type of thoughtless and even cruel behavior often coincides with nursing home neglect.

The VA named in medical malpractice suit by injured veteran

California veterans who have been deployed likely understand the devastating toll that a war zone can have on a person's physical and emotional well-being. Many of these veterans require specialized care upon returning home and re-entering the civilian world, but the VA might not be meeting those needs. In a medical malpractice suit filed by an army major, the VA is accused of acting negligently with his medical care.

California wrongful death suit may improve hospital care

Medical facilities hold a position of trust. When people in California go to hospitals or medical centers for help, they depend on the doctors and nurses to treat them with dignity and care. However, the daughter of an elderly woman who died in a local hospital believes her mother was treated as a disposable person because of her age. They are suing the hospital for wrongful death.

Experts warn AspireAssist is likely a defective medical device

A growing demand for weight loss in the medical community has helped advance different interventions that can help California patients safely and effectively lose weight. However, a recently approved device has drawn harsh criticism from experts, claiming that it is inherently a defective medical device. Much of the concern focuses on the mental impact of the AspireAssist.

Sexual abuse allegations blamed on nursing home neglect

Advocates for sexual assault victims tend to ignore one of the most vulnerable groups of victims -- the elderly. Nursing home neglect can result in deplorable living conditions and terrifying treatment by staff. California families usually place their loved ones in facilities that they believe will provide the best possible care, and they typically expect that abusive staff will be quickly and severely dealt with.