Category: Abuse and Neglect

Failure to Monitor

NBC Chicago reported the tragic and preventable death of a 96-year-old woman. The vulnerable adult died after two employees left her overnight in a van when temperatures dropped below freezing. According to prosecutors, the employees failed to monitor the woman. She was wheelchair-bound. She needed assistance to escape the bus. The driver needs to check

Stealing Drugs

Two caregivers of Quillen Manor Independent & Assisted Living in Fountain Inn face criminal charges for stealing drugs from residents. A Greenville County Grand Jury indicted Kelly Michelle Morgan also known as Kelly Morgan-Cardinale, and Bryanna Marie Govin. The charges include stealing prescription medications from nursing home residents. How horrible. Investigators discovered that both women

ReNew Health Group

Unqualified Leadership LAist had an incredible article called “Immediate Jeopardy: Death and Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain.”             The article begins by discussing three cases  involving neglect and abuse within three different nursing homes. The connecting link is ReNew Health Group which own and operate the facilities. The owner, Crystal Solorzano, may be

Medicare Therapy Fraud

The Department of Justice issued a press release explaining the lawsuit against Paragon Management and 11 nursing homes they manage. The lawsuit alleges the Defendants committed Medicare Fraud.  DOJ contends the nursing homes inflated Medicare reimbursements by giving unsafe and unnecessary therapy. The lawsuit seeks damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act for

Woodhaven Senior Living

Abuse and Cruelty The owner/operator of Woodhaven Senior Living is in trouble. Police arrested Kent Allen Womack for cruelty to people over the age of 65. Scared ad concerned residents called investigators after finding residents living in temperatures higher than 90 degrees. They quickly discovered the facility had no working air conditioner, with the thermostat

Hiding Sexual Assaults

KEYT reported that the operator/director of a facility covered up a string of sexual assaults at an assisted living facility. As a nursing home lawyer for over 25 years, I have seen many similar cover-ups. It is disgusting and reckless. Lisa Cohen is the former manager of Royal Gardens Assisted Living Facility. Police arrested her

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