Most of the time, yes. Some doctors and hospitals will provide you with free copies, but most of the time, you will be charged. Federal law says the cost should be “reasonable” but does not say exactly what that cost should be. Regarding records from doctors, in Texas, the fees for physician records are set … Continue reading
Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse FAQ
In many situations, yes. Unfortunately, many nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits are filed in response to an injury that has resulted in death of a loved one. States vary on which relatives are able to file, so it is important to contact a nursing home abuse attorney to work through these challenging questions.
Legally, there should be no consequence. However, practically retaliation is a common concern, and one that needs to be addressed. People should voice their concerns in most situations. If you suspect retaliation, report it immediately to the director of nursing, administrator and state agency for your nursing home.
If your loved on is in danger, it is important to take action as soon as possible. If you are going to make a complaint, we always recommend being aware that if your loved one is still a resident, he or she can be subject to retaliation. You may need to move him or her to a … Continue reading
At Rosen & Spears, we advocate the reporting of any abuse and neglect that puts someone at risk for harm. However, it is important to consider the timing of a report if retaliation is a concern. Moving your loved one before you report may be the best thing to do. You can also ask that … Continue reading
Most of the time, yes, they do. However, assisted living facilities (ALF’s) have different regulations than nursing homes, and the standard of care they are asked to observe is often less stringent than that of a nursing home. Many times the care an ALF is supposed to provide is determined by the contract signed at … Continue reading
Bed sores usually develop when the blood supply to the skin is cut off after being left in one position too long as may occur when a person is not able to move freely on his own. The constant pressure along with exposure to soiled linen or diapers can further complicate a pressure ulcer by providing an … Continue reading
Bed sores, also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, are skin lesions most commonly caused by lack of blood supply to the skin. Factors such as friction, moisture and underlying health conditions can cause the wounds to develop more quickly. They often occur at areas of unrelieved pressure or over bony prominences, such as the … Continue reading