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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

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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

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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

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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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Cracks in the Peer Review Wall?

Filled under In the News, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Krusac v. Covenant and Harrison v. Munson: Cracks in the Peer Review Wall? On January 30, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals decided Harrison v. Munson1 in favor of Jean Harrison. Ms. Harrison was severely burned during a procedure at Munson Hospital in Traverse City. Virtually everyone associated with the case testified that they “had no idea” what had happened in the course of the procedure that would cause her to be burned by the

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Olsman, Mueller, Wallace & MacKenzie Named to 2015 “Best Law Firms” List

Filled under Uncategorized, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Congratulations to Olsman, Mueller, Wallace & MacKenzie on being included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list! The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers list recognizes firms for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The annual rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. This year, over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients

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Adult Foster Care Home Fails to Provide Adequate Supervision to a Resident, Resulting in his Death

Filled under Nursing Home Neglect, Wrongful Death, on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Mr. M was a resident at Fallow Court Home, an adult foster care group in Romulus, Michigan. While a resident at this facility, Mr. M required sufficient direct care staff on duty at all times for his supervision, care, and protection. Mr. M required this attention because he suffered from dysphasia (difficulty with swallowing) and self-control and non-compliance issues. He had a feeding tube due to the dysphasia and was not allowed to eat anything

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Recognize the Signs of Elderly Sexual Abuse

Filled under Nursing Home Abuse, Uncategorized, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

The decision to place a loved one into a nursing home is a tough one.  Most individuals will take  time researching nursing homes, hoping to find a place where the residents are respected, competently cared for, and safe.  You want to find somewhere that is clean and well-staffed with professionals who will properly care for your loved one.  But, have you ever considered elderly abuse?  You should.  The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports

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Nursing Home Fails to Assist Resident, Resulting in Fall and Death

Filled under Elder Care, Nursing Home Falls, Nursing Home Injury, Nursing Home Neglect, on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Mr. J was admitted to Hope Healthcare Center on December 23, 2010. Upon arrival to the nursing home, he was recognized to be at a high risk for falls due to intermittent confusion. Mr. J had a history of three or more falls within the previous three months, had balance issues when walking and standing, decreased muscle coordination, required the use of an assistive device when walking, and was being administered medications that increased his

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Nursing Home Leaves Foot Pedals on Wheelchair Causing Resident to Trip and Fall

Filled under Nursing Home Falls, Nursing Home Injury, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Ms. H passed away on April 24th, 2011, following negligent behavior by the staff of Tendercare of Portage. When Ms. H was admitted to Tendercare on April 12, 2011, she was noted to have “good” rehab potential. She was also determined to be at risk for falls, so the nursing home staff developed a plan of care to address the risk and to prevent falls. The plan of care included, in part, that foot rests be

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