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Regulators Warn Nursing Homes to Stop Financial Exploitation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (SFPB) spoke out last week in a field hearing to warning nursing homes to cease financial exploitation during the admissions process. A Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyer shares that recent media attention has showcased situations in which relatives and friends of residents have been hounded over bad debt, despite federal […]

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Nursing Home Operator Requests SCOTUS to Hear COVID-Related Case

Glenhaven Healthcare, a nursing home operator based in California, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether a COVID-19 liability case covered under the PREP Act should be decided in state or federal court. According to a Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyer, this case revolves around a COVID-19 wrongful death claim. Glenhaven contends that […]

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Forever Chemical Litigation Intensifies

Philadelphia mass tort lawyers anticipate that litigation surrounding forever chemicals will intensify as PFAs and other toxic chemicals circulate in the water system. In 2021, over 1,000 PFAS lawsuits were filed, with the great majority resulting in Multidistrict Legislation for aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). The claims for the firefighting foam MDL include personal injury […]

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Millions For Breast Lump Misdiagnosis Victim

$18 million dollars was awarded to Kerri Downes, age 26, who was the victim of medical malpractice when a certified nurse practitioner misdiagnosed the lump in her breast. The misdiagnosis happened when Kerri was 22. Incorrect diagnosis for breast cancer happens frequently, and should cause a ripple of concern and conscience within the medical professional […]

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Common Medical Malpractice Case Questions

Common Medical Malpractice Case Questions The complexities of medical-related cases require a medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia PA victims depend on. When a medical professional fails to uphold the medical standard of care, negligence is a likely consequence, which can devastate the patient receiving treatment. Victims can be left to contend with severe injuries and […]

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Work-Related Fatalities Surge In Pennsylvania

Work-Related Fatalities Surge In Pennsylvania Over the past year, work-related deaths rose nearly 30% in central Pennsylvania, prompting calls from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for employers to take action to ensure that the workplace is safe and free of hazards. While the central part of the state has seen increases, so has […]

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Falls and Restraints: Do Nursing Home Residents Have a “Right to Fall”?

Philadelphia nursing home lawyers have been closely following a trial in Ohio last week that cast a spotlight on nursing home resident rights and caregiver responsibilities. LPN Randi Noel McKinley was placed on trial for restraining a nursing home resident, Robert Whittington, in a medical chair with a gait belt. The resident died the following […]

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Assisted Living Residents Poisoned from Dishwashing Liquid

A Philadelphia assisted living neglect lawyer details how neglect at a California assisted living facility has left one resident dead and two residents hospitalized after ingesting toxic dishwashing liquid at Atria Park of San Mateo. The residents were all served the dishwashing liquid instead of juice. A 93-year old resident with dementia has now died […]

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PA Supreme Court Approves Venue Restriction Amendments for Med Mal Claims

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently removed the venue restrictions for medical malpractice claims filed within the Commonwealth, according to a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer. The amendments approved on August 24th will empower plaintiffs to sue medical providers in counties that they regularly conduct business or have significant contacts. The new rule becomes effective on January […]

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Supreme Court Docket – 10 Cases to Watch

The approaching Fall Term for the U.S. Supreme Court has many people questioning the impact that the court’s conservative majority will have on the pending docket. With public approval and confidence ratings the lowest in decades, the Court is also reeling from the leaked abortion draft opinion. Not shrinking under public scrutiny, the justices have […]

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