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Families Should Be on Guard for Nursing Home Neglect

Families Should Be on Guard for Nursing Home Neglect February 4, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY Families of nursing home residents need to be on guard says personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Paul Dansker. "There are a few basic problems that occur over and over again," says Dansker. "And those problems can be very, very dangerous."
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Attorneys Unravel Nursing Home Debacle

Attorneys Unravel Nursing Home Debacle September 15, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Valencia, CA Attorneys at Owen, Patterson & Owen thought they were looking at a nursing home abuse case and found a ruthless Ponzi scheme that put greed far ahead of the safety and well-being of patients. And it was this callousness, says lawyer Greg Owen, that left 92-year-old dementia patient Sophie Schwartz alone and unguarded one night in December 2007.
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The Dangers of Corporate For-profit Elder Care

The Dangers of Corporate For-profit Elder Care July 12, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Callahan, CA A few days ago Michael Thamer and three other lawyers won a $671 million elder abuse verdict against a group of nursing homes that operate under the banner of Skilled Healthcare Group. It a large award that sent the company's stock price sharply lower, and Thamer hopes corporate for-profit nursing homes get the message.
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Bad Behavior Returning to the Nursing Home Business

Bad Behavior Returning to the Nursing Home Business September 29, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Chicago, IL: For a while, nursing home care was improving. Bad operators in the business were sued into submission or driven out of business by tough legislation. "Unfortunately, conditions for nursing home residents are once again on the decline," says Steve Levin, a well-known lawyer and litigator from the firm of Levin & Perconti.
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