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  • U.S. to Bar Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 29-Sep-2016

    In a major victory for the rights of nursing home patients and their families, an agency with the Health and Human Services Department has moved to prevent any nursing home that receives federal funding from forcing patients and their families into using arbitration to resolve claims of elder abuse, sexual harassment, and wrongful death. According to an article by The New York Times, the new rule ...
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  • Are Bedsores an Indication of Nursing Home Abuse?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 20-Sep-2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in 10 nursing home residents currently suffer from bedsores due to substandard care. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers, are caused when a bedridden person or a person confined to a wheelchair is not regularly repositioned. Laying or sitting for too long in one position can ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse: What Are the Warning Signs?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 11-Aug-2016

    The elderly deserve our respect. These are our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and teachers that have cared for us and now need care themselves. In many cases, however, the elderly are taken advantage of. They are abused and neglected by people who see their age as a weakness. The problem of nursing home abuse and neglect is one we should all know how to recognize and prevent. Elder abuse is ...
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  • What Do the Stars Say About Nursing Homes?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 26-Jun-2015

    If you are considering life in a nursing home for your elderly loved one, you are right to be concerned about the quality of care at the home and the risk of nursing home abuse and neglect. One tool you can use to research homes near you is Nursing Home Compare. This is a government-run site. It provides information about every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. The ...
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  • A Nursing Home's Appearance May Be Deceiving

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 4-May-2015

    Many seniors call Florida home. Aside from native residents, thousands of retirees migrate to the state every year to enjoy the warm climate and sunny skies. However, if those seniors experience an acute health problem, a recent article in The New York Times suggests that they may have trouble finding adequate short-term nursing home care. Not only that, but they may be lured into selecting ...
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  • Study Examines Scope of Elderly Financial Abuse

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Feb-2015

    When people hear the words "elder abuse," they usually think of the horrific cases of physical nursing home abuse and neglect reported in the news across the country. What is less talked about is the financial abuse heaped upon unsuspecting seniors every year. According to a new study, the damage is much more costly than once suspected. Previous estimates suggested that older Americans ...
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  • Study Finds High Rate of Abuse Among Residents in Nursing Homes

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 24-Nov-2014

    We tend to think of a nursing home's staff members as the culprits when we hear about nursing home abuse and neglect. However, a new study finds that abusive behavior among elderly nursing home residents is actually widespread. What is purported to be the first study of aggression among residents of U.S. nursing homes has found that almost one in five people who live in long-term care ...
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  • Florida and a Recent History of Appalling Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 31-Jan-2014

    A series of investigative reports on Florida's nursing home industry by the Miami Herald showed that incidents of abuse and neglect typically occur in patterns rather than as isolated incidents. These troubling stories, published in 2011, raised relevant questions that deserve answers: Who holds nursing homes responsible when they're guilty of abuse and neglect? Where is the justice when ...
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  • Lake County Woman Arrested in Abuse of Disabled Man

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 29-Jan-2014

    A woman was recently arrested for allegedly abusing a 21-year-old disabled man in her care. Disabled adults face abuse risks whether they are cared for in the home or at a residential facility. Such cases, particularly where serious injury occurs, can be difficult to read about, but they offer lessons for the disabled, their loved ones, and the people tasked with caring for them. According to My ...
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