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Tell the Legislature to Protect Seniors from Forced Arbitration

September 2nd, 2015

Few in our society are as fragile and defenseless as seniors, particularly those in long-term care facilities. This is the reason why a proposed change to Medicare and Medicaid regulations–one that would outlaw forced arbitration as a precondition of entry into such a facility–is so …

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More Seniors Means More Falls, More Deaths

November 26th, 2014

Americans are living longer due to advances in medicine, but the physical safety of the elderly population is becoming even more precarious. According to a New York Times article published in late October, “The number of people over 65 who died after a fall reached nearly …

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California Nursing Homes Attempt to ‘Clean Up’ Complaints

March 12th, 2014

Kaiser Health News recently revealed that several hundred nursing home cases in Los Angeles County were closed without any investigation as part of the so-called “Complaint Workload Clean Up Project.” Anna Gorman, the author of the exposé, notes that this is not the first time …

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Lack of Formal Inspections and Reports Threaten Patient Safety in Wisconsin Nursing Homes

March 27th, 2013

Last week, we reported on the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ) and their recent series about harmful laws affecting patients in some health care facilities. The first of these two reports, collectively called “A Frail System,” details the inability of families to hold potentially negligent …

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Medical Malpractice in Nursing Home Cases — Politicians Attempt to Limit Damages

February 15th, 2012

Amaris Elliott-Engel wrote an article in The Legal Intelligencer (which will be excerpted here, although premium access is required to view the full text) about the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives’ recent push to enact a piece of tort reform legislation that would cap punitive …

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