Ann Arbor’s Best Nursing Home Injury Lawyers Launch New Nursing Home Neglect Website

The nursing home neglect lawyers in Ann Arbor at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are proud to announce the release of their new website, http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org/.  The specialty website includes information for nursing home residents and their families about their legal rights for injuries suffered at a skilled nursing care facility.  Topics include the different types of nursing home neglect, including falls, bed sores, medication mistakes, wandering patients, sexual abuse, choking/asphyxiation, dehydration/malnourishment, and sepsis, and death.

The website also explains the legal rights and remedies available to victims of neglect and abuse at a Ann Arbor nursing home.  The website is well organized by topic and category with topics directly related to nursing home neglect and abuse.  The also provides links to other websites that provide important information to consumers searching for a nursing home for a loved one.

The Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer website will also be regularly updated with information on new laws and regulations and important legal rulings in nursing home neglect cases.  Additionally, the website will report on important court rulings and decisions on nursing home cases from throughout the United States.  Additionally, news on recent settlements and jury verdicts will be published frequently.

“We wanted to create a one stop resource for victims of Ann Arbor nursing home neglect and abuse to learn about their legal rights and read about other timely issues in the nursing home industry.  With more of the population moving into skilled nursing care facilities, it is more important than ever to monitor the safety of our loved ones who move from independent living into a nursing care facility.  With the internet now a great resource for all people, we determined that our nursing home website was a great way to provide the public this valuable information,” says Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Partner and Attorney Daniel Buckfire.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Ann Arbor personal injury law firm that has a top team of attorneys that specialize in nursing home
neglect and abuse.  The law firm’s Ann Arbor nursing home neglect lawyers handle cases for victims of Ann Arbor nursing home abuse and neglect against skilled nursing care facilities and assisted living facilities throughout the entire state.  The
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys have a tremendous track record of successful verdicts and settlements for their injured clients.  The firm offers free consultations to clients and handles cases on a no win, no fee basis.

To visit the new Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer Blog visit http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org/.

For more information about the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. visit http://www.buckfirelaw.com/
or call toll-free at 800-606-1717.

 

 

Sue For Bed Sores In Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

Our Ann Arbor nursing home neglect attorneys frequently assist victims of nursing home neglect sue nursing homes for letting residents sustain a bed sore or pressure sore while in their care.  Although many residents are at risk for bed sores and pressures while in a skilled nursing facility, these are completely preventable with proper care, treatment, and monitoring.  When these sores do occur, the resident can file a lawsuit against the nursing home.

Bedsores, or pressure sores, are sores caused by prolonged pressure on an area of the body. They are common among the sick, elderly, disabled, and others who have difficultly moving themselves. The pressure from prolonged amount of time sitting or laying in the same position begins to cut off the supply of blood to an area of the body. The sores start as red irritations (stage 1), but can develop into blisters or ulcers (stage 2) and will eventually form a crater (stage 3) which indicates damage to the tissue below the skin.

Stage 4 bedsores are the most serious level of bedsores.  By the time, a stage 4 sore has formed; there has already been a craterous sore for some time. Stage 4 is the terminology used to indicate the crater has become so deep that there is damage to the muscle and bone underneath the skin. Often times, the muscle or the bone may actually be exposed, complicating treatment and causing a heightened risk of infection.

Infection seriously delays the healing of earlier stage bedsores but can be life-threatening at

Stage 4. Infection can penetrate the bone, causing osteomyelitis and requiring weeks of treatment. From there, the infection can spread into the blood stream, causing sepsis. This will also require weeks of treatment and skin grafting may be necessary. Skin graft operations, however, may not be successful in older or malnourished patients, which are two of the groups most likely to suffer Stage 4 bedsores. Even if a skin graft operation is successful, the infections may recur months or even years later.

By the time a sore reaches a Stage 4, the neglect has gone beyond the mere occasional omission and instead represents prolonged mistreatment. Stage 4 bedsores can occur anytime there is prolonged pressure on a part of the body, but they are especially common when a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center, foster home, or other care facility fails to monitor its patients or residents over a prolonged period.

If you or a loved one has suffered physical damages due to a bedsore, you should contact a lawyer immediately. The top-rated Ann Arbor nursing home neglect lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent clients under our No Fee promise and handle these types of cases regularly. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers about your case.

Falls Causing Injuries In Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

Our Ann Arbor nursing home fall accident lawyers handle cases involving fall injuries to residents of nursing home. Falls are very common among residents in nursing homes and can cause serious injuries and sometimes death among the victims.

Falling in nursing homes is common because people in nursing homes are generally older, have more chronic conditions, and have difficulty walking compared to other older adults living in the community. Additionally, nursing home residents also tend to have problems with thinking or memory, or have difficulty with the tasks of daily life causing the percentage of nursing home falls to be large.

The number of falls in nursing homes is significant and the injuries from those accidents are often severe and can sometimes cause wrongful deaths. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, about 1,800 elderly people living in a nursing home die from fall-related injuries. Other statistics on nursing home falls tailored by CDC include:

  • About 5% of adults 65 and older live in nursing home, but nursing home residents account for about 20% of deaths from falls in this age group.
  • Each year, a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls. Many falls go unreported.
  • About 10% to 20% of nursing home falls cause serious injuries; 2% to 6% cause fractures.
  • As many as 3 out of 4 nursing home residents fall each year. That’s twice the rate of falls for older adults living in the community.

There are certain situations and circumstances that create a higher risk for a nursing home resident to fall. These include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Gait or balance problems
  • Environmental hazards (i.e., wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height)
  • Medication intake
  • Difficulty moving from one place to another

Individuals who suffer injuries due to a fall in a nursing home do have legal rights. Many of times, the fall is caused due to the negligent care of the nurse or caregiver, not enough supervision, or environmental hazards such as incorrect bed height. If the resident falls due to those circumstances or any other negligent act from a nurse or caregiver in a Michigan nursing home, it can give rise to a Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit.

If you or a loved one is injured due to a fall in an Ann Arbor nursing home, you should contact the lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our top-rated lawyers handle these types of cases frequently and represent clients under our No Fee promise. Call our office at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced nursing home fall accident attorneys about your case.

Neglect & Abuse In Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

Our Ann Arbor nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers represent residents of nursing homes that have sustained physical injuries due to being mistreated. According to the Harvard Medical Practice Study done in 1999, over half of all injuries caused by medical mismanagement were preventable. In addition, another quarter of those incidents were caused by negligence. Victims of nursing home neglect and their family members do have legal rights to sue a nursing home facility in the event that negligent care caused an injury or death.

Nursing home abuse and neglect describe a situation in which a nursing home care provider or failed to treat a patient at a reasonable standard expected from a care provider under those conditions. In addition, that improper care must have caused some injury to the patient, which then must have caused some damages to the patient, as well.

Nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence can occur in a number of types of situations. These include:

  • Failure to turn or move immobile patients
  • Failure to bathe patients
  • Failure to supervise patients in baths and showers
  • Failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/dehydration
  • Verbal abuse of residents
  • Failure to supervise patients
  • Reduced staff-patient ratios

Some results of the above scenarios include:

  • Pressure Sores
  • Bed Sores
  • Infections
  • Unexplained falls resulting in broken bones
  • Medication errors
  • Fractures
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Sepsis
  • Residents wandering away from the facility

Every state has variations on the law, but Michigan has very specific laws and rules on suing a nursing home for neglect or abuse. The failure to follow these exact rules can prevent a claim from being filed or can result in a lawsuit being dismissed. Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are considered medical malpractice cases. In order to have a nursing home neglect case one must be able to prove a care provider or facility was negligent, and their negligence lead directly to your injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact a lawyer immediately to learn your rights before it is too late. The experienced lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent clients under our NO FEE promise and handle these types of cases all the time. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation with one of our top-rated Buckfire lawyers about your case.

Kalamazoo Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Handle Lawsuits Against The Springs At The Fountains

Our Kalamazoo nursing home neglect Buckfire lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits in Michigan in lawsuits involving resident abuse and neglect.  The injuries suffered due to neglect are often very serious and many times tragically result to the death of a resident.

The Michigan Nursing Home Watch List  identified nursing homes that have been cited for actual harm or “immediate jeopardy.” Listed in that violation report was The Springs At The Fountains Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Springs At The Fountains

1451 Bronson Way

Kalamazoo, MI 

There are three different code violations in Michigan that a nursing home can be cited for by state inspectors. These include:

  • 223 – Abuse (i.e. resident with dementia slapped or pinched by a nurse’s aide when refusing to go to bed)
  • 257 – Temperature (residents in rooms that top 90 degrees)
  • 309 – Quality of Care (i.e. resident falls and lies in pain with broken hip that goes undiagnosed for several days)

Our Buckfire Law nursing home injury attorneys recommend that families be alert to the warnings signs that nursing home abuse may be taking place in the home that the elderly person is staying at. Some of these warning signs include bedsores, dehydration, mice and maggots, and medication errors.

In order to pursue a nursing home neglect case, one must prove that a nursing facility failed to properly care for a resident and that their negligence caused an injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you would like more information about your legal rights after nursing home abuse or neglect, you can order our FREE book, “The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook,” by top-rated Michigan attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider’s report on nursing home abuse claims and includes why most nursing home injuries are never reported or discovered. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

Individuals who want to sue The Springs At The Fountains in Kalamazoo should contact us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire Law nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. Our attorneys specialize in the area of nursing home injury and wrongful death and have considerable experience and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for injured residents.  Call our office now and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the records and evidence to win your case.

Kalamazoo Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Handle Lawsuits Against Tendercare Kalamazoo

Our Kalamazoo nursing home neglect Buckfire lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits in Michigan in lawsuits involving resident abuse and neglect.  The injuries suffered due to neglect are often very serious and many times tragically result to the death of a resident.

The Michigan Nursing Home Watch List  identified nursing homes that have been cited for actual harm or “immediate jeopardy.” Listed in that violation report was Tendercare Kalamazoo Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Tendercare Kalamazoo

1701 S. 11th Street

Kalamazoo, MI 

There are three different code violations in Michigan that a nursing home can be cited for by state inspectors. These include:

  • 223 – Abuse (i.e. resident with dementia slapped or pinched by a nurse’s aide when refusing to go to bed)
  • 257 – Temperature (residents in rooms that top 90 degrees)
  • 309 – Quality of Care (i.e. resident falls and lies in pain with broken hip that goes undiagnosed for several days)

Our Buckfire Law nursing home injury attorneys recommend that families be alert to the warnings signs that nursing home abuse may be taking place in the home that the elderly person is staying at. Some of these warning signs include bedsores, dehydration, mice and maggots, and medication errors.

In order to pursue a nursing home neglect case, one must prove that a nursing facility failed to properly care for a resident and that their negligence caused an injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you would like more information about your legal rights after nursing home abuse or neglect, you can order our FREE book, “The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook,” by top-rated Michigan attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider’s report on nursing home abuse claims and includes why most nursing home injuries are never reported or discovered. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

Individuals who want to sue Tendercare Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo should contact us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire Law nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. Our attorneys specialize in the area of nursing home injury and wrongful death and have considerable experience and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for injured residents.  Call our office now and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the records and evidence to win your case.

Kalamazoo Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Handle Lawsuits Against Harold and Grace Upjohn Community Care Center

Our Kalamazoo nursing home neglect Buckfire lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits in Michigan in lawsuits involving resident abuse and neglect.  The injuries suffered due to neglect are often very serious and many times tragically result to the death of a resident.

The Michigan Nursing Home Watch List identified nursing homes that have been cited for actual harm or “immediate jeopardy.” Listed in that violation report was Harold and Grace Upjohn Community Care Center Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Harold and Grace Upjohn Community Care Center

2400 Portage St.

Kalamazoo, MI 

There are three different code violations in Michigan that a nursing home can be cited for by state inspectors. These include:

  • 223 – Abuse (i.e. resident with dementia slapped or pinched by a nurse’s aide when refusing to go to bed)
  • 257 – Temperature (residents in rooms that top 90 degrees)
  • 309 – Quality of Care (i.e. resident falls and lies in pain with broken hip that goes undiagnosed for several days)

Our Buckfire Law nursing home injury attorneys recommend that families be alert to the warnings signs that nursing home abuse may be taking place in the home that the elderly person is staying at. Some of these warning signs include bedsores, dehydration, mice and maggots, and medication errors.

In order to pursue a nursing home neglect case, one must prove that a nursing facility failed to properly care for a resident and that their negligence caused an injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you would like more information about your legal rights after nursing home abuse or neglect, you can order our FREE book, “The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook,” by top-rated Michigan attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider’s report on nursing home abuse claims and includes why most nursing home injuries are never reported or discovered. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

Individuals who want to sue Harold and Grace Upjohn Community Care Center in Kalamazoo should contact us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire Law nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. Our attorneys specialize in the area of nursing home injury and wrongful death and have considerable experience and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for injured residents.  Call our office now and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the records and evidence to win your case.

Kalamazoo Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Handle Lawsuits Against Heartland Health Care Center

Our Kalamazoo nursing home neglect Buckfire lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits in Michigan in lawsuits involving resident abuse and neglect.  The injuries suffered due to neglect are often very serious and many times tragically result to the death of a resident.

The Michigan Nursing Home Watch List identified nursing homes that have been cited for actual harm or “immediate jeopardy.” Listed in that violation report was Heartland Health Care Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Heartland Health Care Center-Kalamazoo

3625 W. Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 

There are three different code violations in Michigan that a nursing home can be cited for by state inspectors. These include:

  • 223 – Abuse (i.e. resident with dementia slapped or pinched by a nurse’s aide when refusing to go to bed)
  • 257 – Temperature (residents in rooms that top 90 degrees)
  • 309 – Quality of Care (i.e. resident falls and lies in pain with broken hip that goes undiagnosed for several days)

Our Buckfire Law nursing home injury attorneys recommend that families be alert to the warnings signs that nursing home abuse may be taking place in the home that the elderly person is staying at. Some of these warning signs include bedsores, dehydration, mice and maggots, and medication errors.

In order to pursue a nursing home neglect case, one must prove that a nursing facility failed to properly care for a resident and that their negligence caused an injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you would like more information about your legal rights after nursing home abuse or neglect, you can order our FREE book, “The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook,” by top-rated Michigan attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider’s report on nursing home abuse claims and includes why most nursing home injuries are never reported or discovered. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

Individuals who want to sue Heartland Health Care Center-Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo should contact us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire Law nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. Our attorneys specialize in the area of nursing home injury and wrongful death and have considerable experience and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for injured residents.  Call our office now and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the records and evidence to win your case.

Kalamazoo Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Handle Lawsuits Against Borgess Gardens

Our Kalamazoo nursing home neglect Buckfire lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits in Michigan in lawsuits involving resident abuse and neglect.  The injuries suffered due to neglect are often very serious and many times tragically result to the death of a resident.

The Michigan Nursing Home Watch List identified nursing homes that have been cited for actual harm or “immediate jeopardy.” Listed in that violation report was Borgess Gardens Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Borgess Gardens

3057 Gull Road

Kalamazoo, MI 

There are three different code violations in Michigan that a nursing home can be cited for by state inspectors. These include:

  • 223 – Abuse (i.e. resident with dementia slapped or pinched by a nurse’s aide when refusing to go to bed)
  • 257 – Temperature (residents in rooms that top 90 degrees)
  • 309 – Quality of Care (i.e. resident falls and lies in pain with broken hip that goes undiagnosed for several days)

Our Buckfire Law nursing home injury attorneys recommend that families be alert to the warnings signs that nursing home abuse may be taking place in the home that the elderly person is staying at. Some of these warning signs include bedsores, dehydration, mice and maggots, and medication errors.

In order to pursue a nursing home neglect case, one must prove that a nursing facility failed to properly care for a resident and that their negligence caused an injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you would like more information about your legal rights after nursing home abuse or neglect, you can order our FREE book, “The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook,” by top-rated Michigan attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider’s report on nursing home abuse claims and includes why most nursing home injuries are never reported or discovered. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

Individuals who want to sue Borgess Gardens in Kalamazoo should contact us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire Law nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. Our attorneys specialize in the area of nursing home injury and wrongful death and have considerable experience and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for injured residents.  Call our office now and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the records and evidence to win your case.

Ann Arbor Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Handle Lawsuits Against Care and Rehabilitation Center at GLAC

Our Ann Arbor nursing home neglect Buckfire lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits in Michigan in lawsuits involving resident abuse and neglect.  The injuries suffered due to neglect are often very serious and many times tragically result to the death of a resident.

The Michigan Nursing Home Watch List identified nursing homes that have been cited for actual harm or “immediate jeopardy.” Listed in that violation report was Care and Rehabilitation Center at GLAC Nursing Home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Care and Rehabilitation Center at GLAC

1200 Earhart Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 

There are three different code violations in Michigan that a nursing home can be cited for by state inspectors. These include:

  • 223 – Abuse (i.e. resident with dementia slapped or pinched by a nurse’s aide when refusing to go to bed)
  • 257 – Temperature (residents in rooms that top 90 degrees)
  • 309 – Quality of Care (i.e. resident falls and lies in pain with broken hip that goes undiagnosed for several days)

Our Buckfire Law nursing home injury attorneys recommend that families be alert to the warnings signs that nursing home abuse may be taking place in the home that the elderly person is staying at. Some of these warning signs include bedsores, dehydration, mice and maggots, and medication errors.

In order to pursue a nursing home neglect case, one must prove that a nursing facility failed to properly care for a resident and that their negligence caused an injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you would like more information about your legal rights after nursing home abuse or neglect, you can order our FREE book, “The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Handbook,” by top-rated Michigan attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider’s report on nursing home abuse claims and includes why most nursing home injuries are never reported or discovered. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

Individuals who want to sue Care and Rehabilitation Center at GLAC in Ann Arbor should contact us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire Law nursing home neglect lawyers about your case. Our attorneys specialize in the area of nursing home injury and wrongful death and have considerable experience and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for injured residents.  Call our office now and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the records and evidence to win your case.

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