Medical issues in nursing homes — bed injuries

Between January 1, 1985 and January 1, 2010, the FDA received 828 incidents of patients caught, trapped, entangled, or strangled in hospital beds. The reports included 493 deaths, 141 nonfatal injuries, and 194 cases where staff needed to intervene to prevent injuries. Some siderails extend the full length of the bed; others, called half rails, […]

Communication is key in preventing a short-term stay from becoming a long-term nightmare

For many, a short-term admission to a post-acute care facility to recover from an illness or provide a break to a caregiver sounds like a reasonable proposition.   After all, what could go wrong during a short term admission of just a few days or weeks? Despite the short timeframe, without the facility’s understanding of patient […]

Assessing nursing home facilities

It is vital for your family member that you spend a considerable amount of time researching the nursing home before you make a final decision.  Do not judge the nursing home solely on the basis of a guided tour or the nice furniture or attractive physical features of the facility. Visit with residents You should […]

Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Physical abuse can be as extreme as assault and battery or rape – or may consist of forced restraint, either by mechanical or chemical means (such as administration of psycho-pharmaceutical drugs not authorized by a doctor). Emotional abuse may include insults, humiliation, threats, and attempts to frighten the resident; it can also be a crime […]

New URL and new look, but same great content

We continue to grow our business here at PMHP Law, LLC. as it relates to our Elder Care practice.  Our website was just given a complete overhaul and we’ve included several informative videos.  We have also renamed our website home to better reflect our business:  As we continue to grow our online presence, we will […]

Record nursing home abuse verdict for Mike Prieto and PMHP Law, LLC.

The attorneys at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert and Prieto, LLC. have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, money they desperately needed to put their lives back in order following a serious injury or the loss of a loved one.  As an example, the lawyers at PMHP Law fought for and received Georgia’s largest jury verdict […]