Blog Posts in September, 2016

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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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