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Father Alleges Disabled Son Died at Health Care Facility Due to Negligence

A father has sued an Orleans Parish health care facility alleging that his mentally disabled son died on the staff’s watch. The plaintiff’s son had autism and was mentally disabled. He resided at the defendant’s facility, The New Orleans Home for Incurables, when he died. The complaint states that the son required constant aid and care from the home’s staff. He was unable to perform regular daily tasks such as eating and drinking unassisted. At one point in his stay at the home, he was admitted to a care center via ambulance with signs of dehydration and discharged to the home. The staff at the home allegedly failed to care for him over the next several months. He died in November 2014. The complaint accuses the home of negligence, breach of the standard of care and overall gross negligence for its neglect of the man who passed away. His father…
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Could Security Cameras Help Prevent Nursing Home Abuse?

Would security cameras help identify and stop nursing home abuse? A woman from Slidell has asked a federal court to allow her to place a camera in her mother’s nursing home room. The request came after the woman, Lucie Titus, discovered that her 92-year-old mother suffered an unexplained black eye. Her mother has dementia and can no longer reliably communicate with her daughter or the nursing staff. Titus was visiting her mother on May 7, as she did nearly every day, when she found her mother with the black eye and severe back pain. Her mother could not explain what happened, and the facility staff would not either. In fact, they claimed to have not noticed the black eye or that the elder was in pain. Titus originally asked the nursing home to allow her to set up the camera, but the nursing home denied the request. Pros and Cons…
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