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Andrew D'Arcy

NURSING HOMES FAIL TO USE ISOLATION PROCEDURES FOR RESIDENTS INFECTED BY SUPERBUGS

According to the findings of a new research, very few nursing homes follow the recommended isolation precautions for residents with multi-drug resistant infections, which may place other nursing home residents at  risk of the serious and potentially  life-threatening “superbug” infections. […]

Page Graves

2016-2017 No-Fault Year in Review

[Annually, Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, P.C.’s law partner, L. Page Graves, is a featured speaker at the joint State Bar of Michigan’s and Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Upper Michigan Legal Institute where he reviews and discusses the latest appellate […]

Mark Bello

Wyoming Nursing Home with History of Poor Care Allegations Settles Most Recent Lawsuit

A Casper, Wyoming nursing home that has repeatedly been accused of poor care has settled a lawsuit alleging its staff injured a resident. The lawsuit alleged that a Poplar Living Center van driven by one of the nursing home’s employees […]

Randy Appleton

Elder Abuse Is Under Reported in US, Study Says

A new study by the University of North Carolina found that elder abuse and neglect affects one in 10 elderly adults and has far reaching negative consequences on both mental and physical health. The report noted that victims of elder […]

Tom D'Amore

Nursing Home Arbitration Finally Limited by CMS

Choosing to put a loved one into a care facility, whether that be an around-the-clock nursing home or a semi-independent assisted living facility, is a difficult and emotional process. For some it may be a relief that an aging loved one […]

Mark Bello

Nursing Home Industry Files Lawsuit In An Attempt Keep Preventing Patients From Filing Lawsuits

When big businesses can write their own rules and insulate themselves from being held accountable for wrongdoing, it is hardly impartial, is it? That has been the case with nursing homes where residents were required to sign a binding arbitration […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Federally Funded Nursing Homes Can No Longer Force Residents to Arbitration

After over a decade of  intense advocacy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized a rule that will ban nursing homes and long term care facilities from requiring their residents to “agree to” pre-dispute arbitration as a […]

Matthew C. Casey

Understanding Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse involving family, caregivers and others in trusted positions swindles $6.67 billion every year from vulnerable seniors. Why are the elderly attractive targets? Persons over the age of 50 control over 70% of the nation’s wealth Many seniors […]

Matthew C. Casey

Warning Signs of Elder Care Abuse

Every year hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim […]

Randy Appleton

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Alleged Nursing Home Abuse Case

A hospital and nursing home in New Hampshire are being sued for wrongful death in the case of an 87 year old man who died in 2011 after he developed pneumonia. According to court documents filed at Hillsborough NH County […]