Elder Abuse Law

Support Nursing Home Provisions in Appropriations Bill

As 2022 is coming to a close, it is important to plan for the coming year and take stock of what we’ve already accomplished. This year the Biden administration turned vital attention to low nursing home staff numbers that have plagued the industry for decades. The administration proposed important regulations that would require a staffing …

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Holley v. Silverado: Elder Neglect & Wrongful Death Settlement & Case

Winning cases is always a proud achievement, especially because we know it obtains legal justice for the victim, holds the nursing home or care facility accountable for their negligence, and offers some comfort to the victim’s family as they grieve and try to understand the circumstances surrounding their loved one’s injury or death. In the …

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3 Important Nursing Home Resident Rights You Need to Know

As we continue to celebrate Residents’ Rights Month throughout October, we’d like to shed some light on key rights. All rights are important, of course, but there are some rights that might be lesser known, despite how equally vital they are to the wellbeing of nursing home residents. The Right to Self-Determination Essentially, the right …

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Negligence and the California Statute of Limitations

As we’ve discussed before, neglect is often harder to detect than overt physical abuse and is often not evident until well past the first initial occurrence. Negligence can also lead to death and other illnesses that may not occur for months after the negligent behavior – or, alternatively, death and greater health complications can be …

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4 Things You Should Know About the CMS Staffing Study

As the country recovers from the pandemic, it is key that we do not forget about some of the critical shortcomings of the American nursing home system. In the midst of the COVID pandemic, family members, administrators, and others noticed some serious flaws in the system that had a huge impact on residents, staff, and …

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News Alert: New Legislation Proposed to Help Improve Nursing Homes

Just last month, in August of 2022,  new legislation was introduced in the United States House of Representatives that aims to improve nursing home conditions and quality of life for residents. Brought to the House by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), there are two key bills that are part of her plan to improve nursing homes …

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The High Risk of Abuse Among Military Veterans

Elderly Americans are already protected from abuse and neglect, but American veterans, as veterans, have an extra layer of protection under the law as a protected class. However, that does not exempt them from abuse. Unfortunately, veterans are actually more at risk of abuse. Many factors play into this high risk of abuse among military …

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