Nursing Home Information and Articles

The Dickson Firm is devoted to the rights of nursing home residents and their families navigating this phase of life. We write and share articles to raise awareness for nursing home neglect & abuse.

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Ohio Gov. DeWine Signs Bill Banning Spousal Rape Into Law

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill into law Friday that bans all forms of spousal rape. Up until now, drugging and sexually assaulting your partner wasn’t a crime as long as they had a ring on their finger. Former Democratic state Rep. Jessica… Read More
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Can Falls Be Prevented in a Nursing Home?

One of the most common types of cases that we handle here at The Dickson Firm involve a nursing home resident who has fallen. Tragically, when a nursing home resident falls, they can suffer a fracture, they can suffer a head injury, they can suffer a… Read More

Dayton Family Sues Nursing Home After Loved One Chokes to Death on Video

A Dayton family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sanctuary at Wilmington Place after their father, Ronald Wysong, choked to death on video. The incident occurred on January 16, 2022, when Wysong began choking in front of a nursing aide… Read More

Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Nursing Home

Having just celebrated another Mother’s Day, many of us may have traveled long distances to visit with our mothers and our grandmothers. Many of us may not live close to our mothers and grandmothers and, as a result, we may not be able to see them… Read More
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Nursing Homes Wield Pandemic Immunity Laws to Duck Wrongful Death Suits

This is a KFF Health News story. In early 2020, with reports of COVID-19 outbreaks making dire headlines, Trever Schapers worried about her father’s safety in a nursing home in Queens. She had delighted in watching her dad, John Schapers, blow… Read More
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The Laurels of Chagrin Falls

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Ohio Department of Health, inspect all the nursing homes in Ohio on a regular basis to determine if they are providing the quality of care that Medicare and Medicaid require in order to p… Read More
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Willow Park Convalescent Home

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Ohio Department of Health, inspect all the nursing homes in Ohio on a regular basis to determine if they are providing the quality of care that Medicare and Medicaid require in order to p… Read More
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Point Place Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Ohio Department of Health, inspect all the nursing homes in Ohio on a regular basis to determine if they are providing the quality of care that Medicare and Medicaid require in order to p… Read More

Retaliation By Nursing Homes

Many families contact The Dickson Firm about a potential case. However, despite the fact that they are concerned that their loved one is not receiving proper care, they are afraid that if they complain, or if they initiate a lawsuit, the nursing home… Read More
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Retaliation in Nursing Home Cases

Many families contact The Dickson Firm about a potential case. However, despite the fact that they are concerned that their loved one is not receiving proper care, they are often afraid that if they complain, or if they initiate a lawsuit, the nursin… Read More

The Ohio Supreme Court has only considered two (2) cases that involved the rights of nursing home residents and I was involved in both cases.

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