Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Nurse Refuses to Perform CPR on Dying Patient in Assisted Living Center

In a story that made national headlines, a woman who identified herself as a nurse at Glenwood Gardens, a California assisted living center, refused to perform CPR on 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless, despite the pleas of a 911 operator that she do so. The employee said that performing CPR on a resident was against the facility’s …

Monitoring Care at California Nursing Homes

A company that runs 20 nursing homes in California has agreed to increase its staffing levels as part of a settlement with the California Attorney General’s office. Skilled Heathcare Group, Inc. has homes in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Fresno counties. The patients were found to have bedsores and suffered from malnutrition, dehydration …

Winter 2012 – 2013 Flu Vaccine Provided Little Protection for Seniors

Last January, the L.A. Times published a story advising Californians to “Immunize, immunize!”  against the flu. Flu vaccines are never as effective as most others, such as those designed to protect against diseases like measles and polio, because the exact strain or strains of flu that circulate are different each year. Researchers at Vanderbilt University, writing during …

Man Dies After Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

The family of Marek Lapinski of Murrietta is asking some hard questions after the man went to have his wisdom teeth removed in an oral surgeon’s office and never woke up from the procedure.  The day before the procedure, he had tweeted, “gettin [sic] my wisdom teeth out tomorrow. Loading up on some #soup and …

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