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Is a Nursing Home Liable if a Resident Falls?

Nursing homes have a legal obligation to keep residents safe and prevent accidents. Nursing homes are charged to care for residents who have physical and cognitive needs. Many residents require supervision or physical assistance to ensure their daily needs are met. Therefore, in many cases, nursing homes may be liable when a resident suffers a […]

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USA Today Report Exposes Rampant Nursing Home Understaffing

Philadelphia nursing home neglect lawyers warn the public regarding reports of severe understaffing throughout the nursing home industry. A December 1, 2022, article published by USA Today reveals the rampant understaffing the pervades US nursing homes. Sadly, understaffing is a leading cause of resident accidents and injuries. Philadelphia nursing home neglect lawyers at the Wieand […]

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NY Attorney General Sues Nursing Home for Resident Neglect, Fraud

Nursing home negligence lawyers are watching a new lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James against a New York nursing home alleging fraud and neglect. According to the Office of the Attorney General, the lawsuit follows an in-depth investigation of The Village of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center (The Villages). The attorney general […]

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Caretaker Neglect Ranks #2 for Types of Substantiated Elder Abuse in PA

Nursing home neglect lawyers near me are monitoring the alarming rate of elder abuse in Pennsylvania. According to the Older Adult Protective Services Annual report from 2020-2021, caretaker neglect ranked as the second highest category for both alleged and sustained abuse incidents. The same report identified that caretakers accounted for 35% of perpetrators of elder […]

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Nurse Amputated Foot Without Consent, Outside of Scope of Practice

A Wisconsin nurse has been charged with felony elder abuse after allegedly amputating a nursing home resident’s foot, according to Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers. Mary K. Brown, age 38, was a nurse at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center when she performed an amputation at bedside of the 62-year old hospice patient. The […]

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Do Nursing Homes Understaff to Increase Profits?

According to PA nursing home lawyers, Pennsylvania’s long history of substandard nursing home care has often been blamed on for-profit facilities that consistently place profits ahead of resident care and safety. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to delve into nursing home ownership models, specifically scrutinizing understaffing at for-profit nursing homes. This […]

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CMS Cracks Down on Negligent Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last Friday that it’s bolstering scrutiny for chronically under-performing nursing homes through revisions of its Special Focus Facility Program. Nursing home negligence attorneys share that the Special Focus Facility Program is designed to stimulate improvements in nursing homes identified as having a history of serious quality […]

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New Nursing Home Arbitration Rules to Start This Fall

Nursing home neglect lawyers Philadelphia trusts are encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision this week to refuse to hear arguments in a case that sought to allow nursing homes to require pre-dispute arbitration agreements. This decision clears a path for enforcement of tough new arbitration regulations aimed at protecting the rights of nursing home residents. […]

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Class Action Filed Against Nursing Home Chain for Understaffing, Neglect

According to Philadelphia nursing home understaffing lawyers, residents of six Chicago nursing homes filed a class action lawsuit alleging damages from intentional understaffing. The complaint claims that Alden Group, a multi-site provider of health care and senior living services throughout Illinois, markets its services to attract residents to its facilities, but then intentionally understaffs those […]

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Congressional Subcommittee Singles Out Genesis HealthCare & Other For-Profit Nursing Homes for COVID Criticisms

The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released insight on the grim conditions within for-profit nursing home chains during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Philadelphia nursing home neglect lawyers have reviewed the documents shared by the Subcommittee as part of the hearing “Examining Long-Term Care in America: The Impact of the Coronavirus in […]

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