An article published today out of Japan opens our eyes to the fact that nursing home abuse is not just happening in the U.S., but rather across the world as well. A home accredited for the care of elderly patients with senile dementia will be losing its license at the end of April for allegedly starving its elderly residents. With cases such as a woman whose weight dropped from 50 kilograms (about 110 pounds) to 33.5 kilograms (about 74 pounds) in just 10 months, the article reports that residents were apparently denied meals when they failed to obey staff orders.
(CBS 11 News) ADDISON Some angry North Texas parents filed a lawsuit today against a popular daycare chain. The couple's son says his teacher repeatedly stuck children with thumbtacks as punishment.
According to the lawsuit, the parents of one child claim a woman who taught their son’s class had punished children by sticking them in their backs and shoulders with thumbtacks and other sharp instruments.
The Schenectady firefighters had a grand old time knocking balls out of the park and rounding the bases. It was 1953 and the firefighters had put together a game to raise money for cerebral palsy. Both the fire and police teams were competing at the Schenectady Stadium, while 2,500 people watched the drama and comedy unfold. Laughs were in abundance. People may have thought movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell were on the field, but the truth was the "ladies" were actually dolled-up members of the Police Department. Hijinks were in full swing as Frank Mauriello and Nick Mazzacua sang "There's no business Like Show Business" and offered impressions of 1950 musicians Johnny Ray and Vaughn Monroe. They even spoofed "Bride and Groom" a television show that featured on-air weddings and gifts for the newlyweds. Even the mayor, Archibald C Wemple got into the act. But the biggest hit of all came when Arthur Hilliard presented a $5,000 to Harold Armstrong, the chairman of the cerebral palsy drive.
According to the Associated Press, a jury has found a former McMinnville, Tenn. day care owner guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 6-year-old and the abuse of her two older brothers. On Tuesday, March 4, the jury recommended a life sentence for 41-year-old Sherri Mathis, with sentencing scheduled for April 23.
The jury found guilty verdicts on nine criminal counts, including two charges of first-degree murder by aggravated child abuse and neglect. Mathis was also found guilty on charges of aggravated child abuse for beating and choking the child and her brothers.
Recent news is bringing light to a new potential treatment option for families whose children have cerebral palsy - if they knew to do something in advance. The idea: using a child's own umbillical cord blood stem cells to stimulate growth and regeneration of damaged tissue.
ResMed and FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals of a worldwide recall of approximately 300,000 S8 flow generators (Continuous Positive Air Pressure or CPAP) used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In Model S8 devices manufactured between July 2004 and May 15, 2006, there is a potential for a short circuit in the power supply connector. ResMed plans to work with its distribution partners globally to provide a replacement device to patients who have an affected S8 flow generator. See recall notice for serial numbers for affected S8 models.
52-year old Jefferson Bell of Gansevoort, NY will serve five years in prison and be registered as a sex offender after pleading guilty in a day care sex abuse case. A friend of the uncertified daycare provider, Bell was arrested for inappropriately touching a 5-year-old boy in 2005. Further investigation of potential criminal wrongdoing by the provider is expected, as well as potential civil litigation.
If you suspect that your child has experienced abuse or neglect while under the care of a daycare, nanny or other professional, contact a Daycare Abuse Attorney immediately.
WFAA has conducted an investigation that has found arsenic in picnic tables around north Texas. Arsenic is a chemical known to cause cancer and other heath problems. It was used for over 30 years to preserve wood. Although consumers can no longer purchase wood treated with arsenic, there still remains old wood in use throughout the Metroplex.
This creates a particular problem for children, who tend to put their fingers and hands in their mouths. This means that the arsenic can end up in their digestive track.