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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


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.


When Nursing Staff Fails to Follow Diabetic Orders, People Die

Filled under In the News, Nursing Home Neglect, Wrongful Death, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Negligent nursing assistants at the Caretel Inns of Lakeland, Michigan, failed to monitor the blood glucose levels of one of their diabetic residents, which resulted in his untimely death. When Mr. R was admitted to the Caretel Inns on November 15, 2011, he was a known insulin-dependent Type II diabetic who was taking Glucophage twice daily to control his blood sugar levels. Caretel Inns had a standing policy at that time that insulin-dependent diabetic residents,


Owner of Ivy Place Arrested

Filled under In the News, Long-Term Care Facilities, Nursing Home Closures, on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Michigan woman Mary T. Tahtinen was arrested January 10, 2014, and charged with multiple counts of owning and operating unlicensed adult assisted care facilities.  She is also accused of hiring inexperienced workers with no background checks to care for the residents. A preliminary exam is scheduled for January 21, 2014. If convicted Tahtinen could face up to two years in jail on each count.   The facilities, known as Ivy Place, had been under investigation since


Man Run Over by Car After Wandering Out of Assisted Living Center

Filled under In the News, Long-Term Care Facilities, Nursing Home Neglect, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

Following a stroke, 70-year-old Mr. R suffered from occasional confusion and cognitive impairment.  To assist with his care, Mr. R was admitted to the Wynwood of Portage assisted living facility.  Here, administrators promised Mr. R’s family that he would be watched over and supervised to ensure his safety.  On the night of September 6, 2013, the facility failed to fulfill their promise to keep him safe when Mr. R wandered off the property, into a


Jules Olsman and Donna MacKenzie Among Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers 2014

Filled under In the News, on Monday, December 9, 2013.

Congratulations to Jules Olsman and Donna MacKenzie for being selected by a vote of their peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s list of Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers for 2014! Both Jules and Donna were honored for excellence in the medical malpractice law category.


Paralyzed Man Suffers Burns on His Hands from Scalding Water

Filled under Home Care Abuse, on Monday, November 25, 2013.

Paralyzed by a cervical spine injury, and left with little movement and sensation in his extremities, Mr. W relies on the assistance of home care professionals to help him with activities of daily living. On July 17, 2012, Mr. W’s home care nurse, who works for Preferred Providers, Inc., wanted to clean his fingernails.  The nurse placed Mr. W’s left hand into a bowl of scalding hot water, and left it there for at least


Woman Takes Fatal Tumble Down Basement Stairs at Atina Senior Living

Filled under Nursing Home Falls, Nursing Home Neglect, on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

The owners of adult foster care residence Atina Senior Living of Rochester Hills, Michigan, failed to keep a resident in their care out of harm’s way when they neglected to secure a door leading to the basement.   In July 3, 2013, Ms. S walked, unnoticed by the staff, to the basement door and was able to open it on her own.  She lost her balance, and tumbled down a flight of stairs.  In addition to


Jules Olsman Interviewed on Local News

Filled under In the News, Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Jules Olsman has spent more than 25 years exposing nursing home neglect.  He was recently interviewed by Channel 7 Action News Detroit about the dangers of medication errors inside Michigan nursing homes.


Michigan Nursing Homes Receive Failing Grade from Watchdog Organization

Families for Better Care, a non-profit citizen advocacy group dedicated to keeping tabs on the quality of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the United States, recently released a state-by-state nursing home report card. Michigan was ranked 44th, nearly at the bottom of the list, for quality of care, and received an overall “F” grade. According to a recent article in the Battle Creek Enquirer, nine nursing homes in Calhoun County, Michigan, have a

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