DHHS: 25% of Nursing Home Abuse Cases not Reported

August 28th, 2017|Comments Off on DHHS: 25% of Nursing Home Abuse Cases not Reported

Over One Quarter of Nursing Home Abuse Cases Not Reported to Police, Says Department of Health and Human Services An ongoing investigation by the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human [...]

Pressure Injury Staging System 2016 Updates

May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Pressure Injury Staging System 2016 Updates

Nursing home negligence occurs when homes neglect the very residents they are supposed to protect. One of the more common injuries resulting from this is pressure ulcers, or as they are called now “pressure injuries,” [...]

Special Focus Facilities

April 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Special Focus Facilities

In most fields and areas of life, there are consequences for failing to live up to basic standards. In nursing homes though, this is often not the case. Nursing homes are given inspections or surveys, [...]

South Carolina Arbitration Opinion

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on South Carolina Arbitration Opinion

Families go to nursing homes during some of their most vulnerable times. You would hope in their time of need, that the home would show compassion and worry solely about best meeting the needs of [...]

Pressure Sores

November 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Pressure Sores

Nursing homes are negligent when they neglect or abuse the very residents they are entrusted to protect. Unfortunately, pressure sores – or bedsores as they are sometimes known – are one of the most common [...]

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Missouri Omnibus Nursing Home Act

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Missouri Omnibus Nursing Home Act

Missouri Omnibus Nursing Home Act--how to get around damage caps, how the statute allows for punitive damages and attorney fees.   No family wants to file a nursing home negligence claim. That is the thing [...]

Advantages Of Federal Court In Kansas

September 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Advantages Of Federal Court In Kansas

ADVANTAGES OF FEDERAL COURT IN KANSAS NURSING HOME CASES In an ideal world, justice would be equally and readily available no matter where a person is injured. This is especially true in nursing home abuse [...]

Federal Court Cases

August 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Federal Court Cases

In many cases it is very advantageous to get Kansas nursing home cases into Federal Court. Federal Court offers the ability to allege punitive damages in the complaint and entitles plaintiffs to a jury trial [...]

Nursing Home Compare

August 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Nursing Home Compare

As people grow older, their needs often rise. Eventually their families cannot provide adequate care and seek outside help. Nursing homes are supposed to provide this care, but families often are unable to find the [...]

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Forced Arbitration / CMS Proposal

August 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Forced Arbitration / CMS Proposal

Arbitration is supposed to be a way for two parties in a dispute to resolve the issue without going to court. It was designed to be optional and used when beneficial to both parties. Unfortunately, [...]