Nov 30, 2016

Trials Delayed Again for Nursing Home Employees Accused of Criminal Elder Abuse

By |Nov 30, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

The Kentucky Office of the Inspector General charged three employees of the Edmonson Center long-term care facility with various counts of abuse in 2014 following an inspection. Jerry Snyder, Kayla Kinser, and Kelly Duvall were all charged with varying counts of first-degree criminal abuse (adult), fourth-degree assault, knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult and second-degree wanton endangerment. [...]

Nov 23, 2016

FDA Changes Reporting Rules for Defective Medical Devices: What You Need to Know

By |Nov 23, 2016|Medical Devices|0 Comments

Federal law requires that hospitals report “adverse events” that involve medical devices to the US Food & Drug Administration, but hospitals are the only entities that are required to make these reports. Participation in reporting adverse events is voluntary for doctors and staff. While hospitals have their own internal agreements regarding reporting rules, most healthcare [...]

Nov 17, 2016

Retail Clinics Are Changing the Way We Use Healthcare Services

By |Nov 17, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

We work hard to provide for our families and ourselves. But we are not invulnerable. We get sick and injured. Traditionally, we have come to hospitals and physicians’ offices for our illnesses and injuries. Increasingly, however, we are seeking medical treatments at “retail clinics.” Also called “retail-based clinics,” “convenient care clinics,” and “nurses-in-a-box,” retail clinics [...]

Nov 8, 2016

Former Surgeon Admits to Lying Under Oath to Defend Colleague During Malpractice Trial

By |Nov 8, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Dr. Lars Aanning ran a successful surgical practice in South Dakota for years before he decided to retire. Aanning, now in his late 70’s, writes a column for his local paper, The Yankton County Observer. His most recent contribution is making headlines around the country for the way it addresses a common issue in medical [...]

Nov 2, 2016

The Terrible Legacy of Legacy Health Systems

By |Nov 2, 2016|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

In its heyday, Legacy Health Systems employed 1,600 people to care for 2,000 residents in 27 facilities ranging across Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky. Starting in 2014, a series of failures by company president John Sells began a downward spiral that left employees in underfunded facilities to their own devices – and paychecks – to keep [...]