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Nursing Home Oversight in North Carolina

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 20, 2017

Across North Carolina, there are roughly 1,200 private adult care homes, which provide 24-hour care for mentally and physically ill individuals. Unfortunately, oversight and enforcement of health and safety requirements has been “poor” overall by the state and local agencies. The Carolina Public Press conducted a six-month investigation that revealed these care homes are often responsible for resident neglect and abuse. Read the rest »

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One-Third of Nursing Home Patients Are Injured by Medical Errors

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 2, 2017

Many of us have elderly loved ones being cared for in a nursing home or an assisted care facility.

Concerns often arise when we read news articles detailing problems that plague the quality of care in nursing homes and adult care facilities. For example, the Wilmington Star News published a troubling story about certain nursing homes that were fined by the State of North Carolina for a “variety of infractions that put residents at risk of injury or even death.”

Many nursing homes provide a good quality of care for patients. Unfortunately, some facilities are poorly operated, thereby resulting in the needless injury and death of significant numbers of patients each year due to nursing home abuse and negligence. Read the rest »

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