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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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Unsanitary Conditions at Whitehall of Ann Arbor Lead to Maggot Infestation in Resident’s Genitals

Filled under Elder Care, Nursing Home Living, Nursing Home Neglect, on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

When Mrs. A was admitted into Whitehall Healthcare Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan in July of 2010, she had no way to anticipate the slew of negative events that were about to unfold. Mrs. A was admitted to Whitehall with diagnoses of anxiety, depression, obesity, chronic urinary tract infections, high blood pressure, and heart failure. She had a history of chronic ulcers on her legs and coccyx and complained of pain with movement. Severe osteoarthritis

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Woman Goes Blind in Right Eye when she fell after being left standing all by herself at Evergreen Health and Living Center

Filled under Elder Care, Nursing Home Falls, Nursing Home Injury, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Ms. W was admitted to the Evergreen Health and Living Center nursing facility in Southfield Michigan for rehabilitation after having surgery on her fractured left arm. She was recognized to be at risk for falling and required one-person assistance for all activities of daily living. On March 21, 2012, Ms. W was assisted to the shower by the nurse. Following the shower, the nurse took Ms. W to her room but then left Ms. W

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Detroit Man Found Frozen to Death, Locked Out of Senior Living Facility

Filled under In the News, Independent Living, Wrongful Death, on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Homer Hallum suffered a tragic death after being locked out of his senior living complex, Morton Manor, in Detroit.  Outside temperatures dipped to -20 degrees the night he walked out the back door of the facility, and found himself trapped inside a locked and gated courtyard.  Security guards found 76 year-old Mr. Hallum the next morning, frozen to death and “stiff as a board.” Some seniors who live in the facility have cars, so they

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Brookdale Senior Living Facility Had Duty to Protect Elderly Resident

When 88 year-old Ms. W’s dementia worsened and she needed assistance with activities of daily living, her family decided to place her at Grand Court, an unlicensed and unregulated senior living facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan, owned and operated by Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.  Representatives of Grand Court assured Ms. W’s family that they were accustomed to providing care for elderly residents with varying degrees of dementia and that they were capable of assisting Ms.

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