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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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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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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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Two PA Nursing Homes and Staff Indicted on Health Care Fraud

Philadelphia nursing home lawyers are closely monitoring a recent indictment of two Pennsylvania nursing homes accused of health care fraud. On August 5th, 2022, The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued an indictment against two nursing homes and five of their employees. Comprehensive Healthcare Management Services, LLC which operated a […]

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Cagey Nursing Home Ownership Denounced by Plaintiffs and Regulators

An investigation into the dubious ownership tactics of one of the nation’s largest nursing home chains, Consulate Health Care, has heated up the pressure to bring greater transparency to nursing home ownership and financial dealings. The STAT news investigation trails increasing attention from government agencies, lawmakers, and consumer advocates concerned about nursing home ownership structures […]

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Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement “Unconscionable”

This month the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a lower state court’s ruling that an arbitration agreement used by Highland Park Care Center was unenforceable, according to a Philadelphia nursing home injury lawyer. This arbitration agreement is also used in other Grane HealthCare facilities throughout Pennsylvania. This ruling may provide a precedent and make it easier […]

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Biden Signs Executive Order for LGBTQ+ Protections for Long-Term Care Residents

President Biden has issued an executive order providing protections for LGBTQ+ nursing home residents, according to a PA nursing home law firm. On June 15, 2022, the president directed the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to develop and produce a Bill of Rights for LGBTQI+ Older Adults.  This executive order, issued during Pride […]

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