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Jamie G. Goldstein

Closer Look Into Nursing Home Death

Virginia Cole died September 10, 2006, while she was a resident at the Woodstock Residence nursing home in Woodstock, Illinois. The family of Virginia Cole believes that she died under suspicious circumstances and is having Cole’s death investigated. Part of that investigation called for the body being exhumed on March 16. Prior to Cole’s death she was reported as suffering from Alzheimer’s…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Leg Amputated Due To Nursing Home Neglect

A woman that was being cared for in a nursing home in Boston was forced to have her foot amputated after the nursing home failed to properly care for her. The woman had an infection in her foot that was caused by the nursing home’s failure to attend to a large gaping wound. The wound was so big that the woman’s ankle bone and ligaments were exposed.The cause of the wound is believed to be from…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Man Dies After Nursing Home Fails to Administer Proper Care

A Wyoming man died in December 2004 at the Casper nursing home from a mucus plug within his tracheostomy tube. Prior to Leslie Simpson’s admission to the nursing home, he was seen at the Wyoming Medical Center to have a mucus plug removed. He was then transferred to Casper nursing home and specific instructions were given to the nurse to make certain his tracheostomy tube was clear.The nurses,…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Illinois Nursing Home Death

A lawsuit was filed against the Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granite City, Illinois. A woman who was sent there after undergoing heart surgery died less than two months after her release from the nursing home. It is believed that the poor care she received led to infection and eventually death. The woman, only 75, had developed fluid build-up in her lungs. It is believed that…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Nursing Home Death Oak Lawn Illinois

Neglect possibly plays a role in a recent nursing home death in Oak Law, Illinois. This is not the first incident that has arisen at the Regal Health and Rehabilitation Center.In 2004 Regal Health was fined $10,000 for its failure to report that a resident was sexually abused by a nurse’s aide. That aide later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison.In this current incident an…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Nursing Home Deaths in Illinois

Ilinois State Police are investingating five deaths at a Woodstock nursing home.A former employee at the Woodstock Residence, 309 McHenry Ave., has spoken to state police about the investigation, according to the source.No arrests have been made and none is expected soon, because the investigation could take another few weeks, the source said.At this time the police believe that residence…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Nursing Homes Fined

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently reported two nursing homes that were fined for not properly monitoring patients. The violations were both Type A violations under the Nursing Home Care Act.At Sterling Pavilion a woman died from a head injury she sustained after a fall at the nursing home. At Coventry Village a 64 year old man was rushed to a hospital after going into septic…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of Former NYC Cop

The family of a former New York City police officer who died three years ago has filed a nursing home neglect lawsuit against Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center.Abraham Ticknor lived at the nursing home from the time he suffered a stroke in the mid 1990s until his death in 2003.His daughter says that beginning in March 2003, the geriatric center did nothing to prevent massive bed…