Rhode Island Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys: How We Can Help

September 28th, 2018

It is easy to put trust into nursing homes and live-in care facilities. We want them to treat our loved ones with pride, protection, and respect. However, reports of nursing home negligence and abuse are far too common among residents and their families, and statistics show that negligence often goes unreported. At the Bottaro Law […]

Eight Florida Nursing Home Residents Suffer Heat-Related Deaths in Unsafe Conditions

September 21st, 2017

Nursing Home Deaths Following Hurricane Irma Eight deaths at a Florida nursing home following Hurricane Irma left people wondering – how could this happen?  Eight residents, ages 70 to 99, of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were found dead after the facility lost power, knocking out its air conditioning system.  The remaining 141 residents were […]

Damages in RI Wrongful Death Cases With Multiple Defendants

April 27th, 2017

Wrongful Death Cases Require a $250,000 Minimum in Rhode Island How much can the surviving beneficiaries of a person who dies from wrongful acts expect to receive at trial?  Rhode Island law requires a $250,000 minimum recovery for successful wrongful death claimants.  The Wrongful Death statute at R.I. Gen. Laws Section 10-7-2, provides: “Whenever any […]

Dialysis Center Incident Shows Vigilance is Necessary to Protect Elderly Patients

September 13th, 2016

Attorneys Serving the Elderly and their Families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts An 86-year-old woman spent some unwanted extra time in a Methuen, Massachusetts dialysis clinic, as reported by the Washington Post. Because of a health condition, she was periodically taken from a rehabilitation facility to the dialysis center by ambulance. All Alone in the […]

Medicare Set to Update Regs Related to Nursing Homes

July 6th, 2016

Compassionate Attorney Working with Families to Protect Nursing Home Victims in RI & MA In recent months, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new rule that would significantly impact long-term care facilities (nursing homes) in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and throughout the country. Nursing home industry critics say the changes are […]

Nursing Home Abuse is All Too Common

March 18th, 2016

Fighting to Keep the Elderly Safe in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Nursing Homes One of the most difficult decisions a family ever has to make is how to care for a loved one who, because of advanced age or chronic medical conditions, is incapable of caring for herself. Younger family members tend to scour the […]

How Your Loved One’s Dementia Makes Them More Susceptible to Abuse

January 21st, 2016

Experienced Elder Abuse Lawyer Assisting Dementia Victims and their Families throughout MA & RI As our parents age, the development of dementia is not uncommon. There are various levels of dementia, with the most serious types associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It is difficult to watch a parent deteriorate mentally as the condition advances. The current […]

Forced Arbitration Agreements for Nursing Home Residents

November 5th, 2015

Experienced Lawyers Serving and Protecting the Elderly in Nursing Homes throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts More and more nursing homes are getting residents to sign arbitration agreements when they are admitted, forcing them (and their families and heirs) to waive their constitutional rights to a jury trial on claims against the nursing home for medical malpractice, […]

Choosing the Right Nursing Home

October 12th, 2015

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Nursing Home Attorneys With studies showing that half of more of all nursing home residents become victims of some form of neglect or abuse, how do you choose the right nursing home for yourself or your aging loved one? Nursing homes provide indispensable services and fill important roles in today’s society, […]

Physical and Emotional Harm to Nursing Home Patients

June 30th, 2015

A RI & MA Attorney who takes Elderly Abuse Seriously If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you know how crucial it is that they receive the best possible care available to them and avoid all forms of abuse and neglect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that almost […]

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