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Assisted Living Facilities – A Brief Primer

Filled under In the News, Uncategorized, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

It is currently estimated that there are 31,000 assisted living facilities (ALFs) in the United States with a total of 1 million elderly residents living in them.1   In Michigan, it is estimated that over 21,000 elderly adults live in a licensed form of an ALF and tens of thousands of other elderly adults are estimated to live in unlicensed ALFs.2  As the “gray tsunami” continues to build, it is important for lawyers to know the


Is Corporate Greed Taking Over Nursing Homes? A New Study Says Yes

Filled under Uncategorized, on Monday, October 26, 2015.

The results of a research study presented in an article in the October 2015 issue of The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine have sounded alarm bells for those living in nursing homes and for the friends and family members who love them. Researchers in this recently published study started off with a basic objective: to establish if there is a link between the number of hospitalizations and mortality rates and the type of


A Deadly Device: Be Wary of Bedrails

Filled under In the News, Uncategorized, on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, Mo., are reannouncing the voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles. The recall involves adult portable bed handles sold by Bed Handles, Inc. from 1994 through 2007 that do not have safety retention straps to secure the bed handle to the bed frame to keep the bed handle from shifting out of place and creating a dangerous gap. Residents


Two Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace Attorneys Selected to 2015 Super Lawyers Lists

Filled under Uncategorized, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace announced today that Jules Olsman and Donna MacKenzie have been named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer


Medication Error in Hospital Causes Patient to Suffer Blood Clots and Die

Filled under Uncategorized, on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Mr. W. sustained a fall that resulted in blunt knee trauma and rupture of the quadriceps muscles of both legs. Consequently, he required surgical intervention to repair the injured quadriceps tendons. Prior to surgery, Mr. W. was placed on preventative medication therapy to reduce his risk for blood clots. The surgery went well, and Mr. W. was transferred to St. John Hospital and Medical Center for inpatient rehabilitation. Upon admission to St. John Hospital and


Nursing Home Places Resident in Wheelchair at the Top of a Ramp and then Walks Away, Causing Resident to Roll Down Ramp and Crash into Wall

Filled under Long-Term Care Facilities, on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Ms. A was a resident of Wixom, MI prior to being admitted to St. Jude Nursing Center in Livonia for long-term care services. Approximately 3 years after her arrival at the facility, Ms. A was given a fall risk assessment that placed her at a high risk for falls. Among other things, Ms. A. exhibited intermittent confusion, decreased balance when standing and walking (she was wheelchair bound), decreased coordination, osteoporosis, and arthritis. St. Jude Nursing


Recent Client Verdicts

The nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Olsman, MacKenzie & Wallace work hard to help those who have been physically or emotionally injured or abused at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. We applaud their efforts and would like to highlight some of their most recent settlements. Jules Olsman obtained a $500,000 settlement for a 67-year-old woman who lost her eye in a fall at a nursing home. Jules Olsman settled a case for


Several Medical Errors by Nursing Home Staff Leads to the Untimely Death of a Resident

Filled under Nursing Home Neglect, on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Ms. G was admitted to Heartland Nursing Home in Bloomfield, Michigan for rehabilitation after she broke her sacrum, which is the bone at the bottom of the spine.  Before she was admitted to the nursing home, Ms. G was living at home on her own.  The plan was for Ms. G to return to her home after her physical therapy was completed. Ms. G did not have any bed sores when she came to the


Elder Financial Fraud-Protect Yourself

Filled under Financial Exploitation, Uncategorized, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

Several news stories have come out recently that have brought attention to a problem that many seniors face, but too few of us know about.  Elder financial abuse is a fast-growing form of abuse, and nearly 1/3 of all fraud victims are over the age of 65.  As this type of abuse has become more prevalent, awareness has slowly begun to grow.  In November of 2013, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging launched


Woman Dies from Complications Following Fracture Caused by Negligent Care

Filled under Nursing Home Falls, Nursing Home Neglect, on Monday, December 29, 2014.

Mrs. E and her husband moved into Prestige Centre in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on August 11. When the couple was admitted into this Senior Living facility, an assessment note was completed. In part, it stated that Mrs. E required assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, and walking. A Community Mental Assessment Form found in Mrs. E’s file also reported on her need for assistance with activities of daily living, including standby assistance in and out

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