Category: Abuse and Neglect

False Information in a Medical Record

Michigan Department of Attorney General announced: Jessica Struhar, 26, of Macomb County was arraigned in the 42nd District Court in Romeo on one count each of 2nd degree Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Intentionally Placing False Information in a Medical Record, announced Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Each count is a four-year felony. The Department of

Lack of Oxygen

A jury compensated a resident and her family for neglect and abuse suffered at Providence Palos Heights nursing home. The $5.5 million verdict is the largest nursing home verdict in Illinois history. The family of patient Bettye Patterson filed suit against owner/operator Providence Operations, LLC, for negligence and wrongful death. The facility admitted Bettye Patterson

Abuse Warning Signs

The increase in elder abuse includes mistreatment including neglect, abandonment, physical, sexual and verbal abuse and financial exploitation. Healio had an interesting article explaining why ophthalmologists must be aware of signs that indicate elder abuse in older patients.  Suzann Pershing, MD, MS, in a presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, stated elder abuse

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