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Slip / Trip and Fall Claims – What you Need to Know

Frequently, trip and fall accident occurs when something suddenly and unexpectedly violates a person’s expectations.  They expect continuity in environments and, if not warned otherwise, expect the places they go to be in good repair. When someone unexpectedly encounters a hazardous condition on the property such as a wet floor, raised slab of sidewalk, icy […]

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Commercial Trucking Regulations

Federal Trucking Rules and Regulations The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted rules and regulations that truck drivers and trucking must follow. These rules and regulations were enacted because of the tragic consequences that occur when large trucks, weighing tens of thousands of pounds, collide with much smaller vehicles. […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

I was Injured in a Truck Accident, but I Selected “Limited Tort” for my auto insurance.  Can I still Recover Compensation for my Injuries? Generally speaking, if you have selected limited tort coverage, the extent of your injuries will determine whether you can sue for pain and suffering.  There are also exceptions to limited tort […]

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PA Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Are Not Enforceable Unless Completed and Signed by All Parties

Most nursing homes request that newly admitted residents sign contracts called arbitration agreements, which effectively prevent the resident from filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit if anything goes wrong in the future.  But is the agreement you signed truly enforceable?  If the nursing home failed to sign or complete the agreement, you may have the […]

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How PA Consumer Protection Law Can Help Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Win Cases

Pennsylvania courts have ruled that the Unfair Trade Practices Consumer Protection Law does not apply to nursing home abuse cases because it doesn’t apply to medical providers.  So how could it possibly help a plaintiff prevail in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit?  In this blog post, I’ll explain a surprising but effective litigation strategy built […]

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Language Barriers in the Nursing Home Are a Serious Threat to Quality Healthcare

Effective communication between medical providers and their patients is the cornerstone of quality healthcare because it directly affects the caliber of patient care, medical outcomes, and patient safety.  The ability to communicate effectively is especially important when nursing staff is rendering bedside care.  Yet many nursing home residents who require bedside care have no access to […]

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Hidden Camera Shows Palm Gardens Nursing Home Staff Abusing Alzheimer’s Patient

As reported by WFLA News Channel 8, Dale Wilson became suspicious of foul play at Palm Gardens Nursing Home when he noticed unusual bruising on his 76-year-old father’s arms and legs.  Due to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, his father was unable to communicate the cause of his injuries.  When nursing home employees were unable […]

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Under the Corporate Negligence Doctrine, Pennsylvania Nursing Home Facilities May Be Held Directly Liable for Negligent Care

Corporate negligence is a doctrine under which a hospital is liable if it fails to uphold the proper standard of care owed the patient, which is to ensure the patient’s safety and well-being while at the hospital. This theory of liability creates a nondelegable duty which the hospital owes directly to a patient. Therefore, an […]

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Federal Judge, Harry S. Mattice, Allows Government to use Statistical Sampling to Prove Nursing Home Overbilling Case

In an unprecedented decision, US District Court Judge Harry S. Mattice ruled that the federal government can use a statistical sample of a nursing home company’s Medicare claims as evidence of overbilling charges. The decision is significant because statistical sampling could greatly increase the number of claims deemed fraudulent without individualized proof. There is scant […]

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Does Your Parent’s Nursing Home Provide Five-Star Care?

Get The Facts The quality of care and services provided to nursing home residents varies greatly from home to home. To help families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily, and to watch out for facilities with instances of nursing home abuse, Medicare created the Five-Star Quality Rating System. Medicare grades homes with a star […]

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