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McDougall Law Firm can outline the South Carolina resident bill of rights for families.

South Carolina – October 24, 2020 Resident Bill of Rights. Nursing home residents have rights under federal and state law, and attorneys at McDougall Law Firm can review those rights with families and individuals thinking about nursing home…
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After a Pennsylvania Nursing Home Became a COVID-19 Hotspot, Health Officials Intervened

A nursing home in Beaver, PA, a city located just under 40 minutes away from Pittsburgh has made news headlines for several weeks after it became a hotspot for the COVID-19 virus. KDKA says that after Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center saw a…
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Baton Rouge organization for retired people tells governor that nursing homes need to be accountable for how they handled the coronavirus pandemic

The head of the AARP contacted the governor’s office in Baton Rouge to ask that nursing homes not be shielded from liability in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Letter summaries the state’s problems in nursing homes The organization…
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Mississippi Department of Health was criticized for not releasing info about nursing homes with coronavirus to the public

There were serious concerns that the Mississippi Department of Health was trying to keep nursing home problems secret during the coronavirus outbreak. Requests for cases in nursing homes were ignored Suspicions were raised by many when…
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Suspicions of South Carolina nursing home abuse of an 89-year-old resident are true.

Greenville County deputies charged two employees from Rolling Green Village Retirement Community after an investigation revealed they had been abusing an 89-year-old resident. The facility has since terminated the two women accused of the abuse.…
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South Carolina nursing homes experienced the worst of the coronavirus pandemic

The first deaths that were recorded in the state of South Carolina from the coronavirus outbreak appear to have been at nursing homes. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported that the Lexington Medical Center…
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Mississippi VA nursing home became a coronavirus hotspot

The first large scale nursing home outbreak in Mississippi during the coronavirus pandemic struck a facility for veterans. Testing confirms that the virus spread to many people from a single facility The VA nursing home in Kosciusko was…
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Louisiana nursing homes faced scrutiny due to high numbers of coronavirus cases

Nursing homes in certain parts of Louisiana were hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors and health officials have been most concerned about nursing homes during the outbreak because many people within these homes are very old…
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What type of nursing home abuse can I take legal action against in South Carolina?

  South Carolina nursing homes reveal a poor track record with approximately 1/3 of the state’s 190 nursing facilities providing “below average” care to residents, as evidenced by countless deficiencies and serious violations.…
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Mississippi nursing homes have a history of code violations and poor conditions

A number of nursing home facilities in Mississippi were found to have violated safety guidelines by a federal oversight agency.  Report details hundreds of problems in Mississippi’s facilities The report released by the federal agency…
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Iowa nursing home was the scene of multiple deaths during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak

Any kind of infection or viral outbreak can become deadly when it spreads through the confines of a nursing home. This was found to be a large contributing factor in the deaths of many individuals when coronavirus first hit the USA. If the facility…
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Can Georgia nursing homes be held responsible for COVID 19- related resident deaths?

Georgia leaders are concerned about exposure of coronavirus in nursing homes where they have found at least one confirmed case in each of six facilities in the state. Slowing down the disease spread has become a priority and the Georgia Department…
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Iowa nursing homes attempted to prepare for a serious pandemic

Nursing homes always have issues with infections and illnesses that can spread rapidly. These facilities can be sued if someone becomes seriously ill or dies due to negligence. However, homes in the Dubuque, Iowa area took special precautions…
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Iowa nursing home is investigated after several serious problems and the death of a patient

Some nursing homes in various states around the country end up being monitored by the government. This is due to serious violations that can endanger residents.  A nursing home in Perry, Iowa was placed on a federal watch list for numerous…