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Medication Error Results in DeathLike many nursing home patients, Milton Aucoin was a sick man who was reliant on a nursing home to attend to medical needs.  In particular, he needed the nursing home staff to properly administer necessary medications that were prescribed by his physicians.

As part of his rehabilitation from a stroke, Mr. Aucoin was to receive blood thinning medications to prevent another episode.

Despite physicians’ orders for blood thinners and other necessary medications, a news report concerning a recently filed wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the staff at Chateau De Notre Dame (Louisiana nursing home) ignored the orders by withholding the medications for two days following his initial admission.  As a result of the lack of proper medication, Mr. Aucoin suffered a subsequent stroke which contributed to his death.

Amy Quaintance Vega’s great-grandmother was beaten to death by another resident with a violent history.  Since then, Amy has taken it upon herself to spread the word of not only what happened to her great-grandmother, but to help improve nursing home safety for others.  Here is her well-written petition.  Please take a moment to show your support for this case and sign the petition to end nursing home abuse.

Petition To End Nursing Home Abuse.On November 9, 2006, my great-grandmother, Bernice Mayeaux, was brutally beaten to death inside of the Pontchartrain Health Care Center in Mandeville, Louisiana. Karoline Glover, who had a violent history at the center, used the handle of a drawer to repeatedly hit Bernice. The day before she murdered Bernice, she struck a resident with her fist during a dispute over a cup of coffee. Instead of confining Karoline Glover to an isolated section of the home, the staff decided to move her into the room of a bedridden, ninety-five year old woman. Recovering from a broken hip and complications from a viral infection, Bernice was unable to move nor call for help during the time of the attack.

This horrific incident has produced an outpouring of support, sympathy and concern from people all across the country. The signatures below are proof that the people of the United States share the same common cause: ultimately ending abuse in nursing homes and protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric