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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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Trio Charged in Home Loan Scam, Including Financial Elder Abuse

Trio Charged in Home Loan Scam, Including Financial Elder Abuse June 12, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA Three men have been arrested on various charges, including financial elder abuse, following investigation into a bait-and-switch home loan scheme.
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Financial Elder Abuse Via Silver-Tongued Swindlers

Financial Elder Abuse Via Silver-Tongued Swindlers May 28, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Yakima, WA Examples of financial elder abuse run the gamut from unscrupulous family members taking advantage of a senior to total strangers engaging in financial exploitation of elders. Such was the case of Leslie Fleming, who, according to the 5/18/10 issue of the Yakima Herald-Republic, had been frugal his entire life and saved every penny. He would make a habit of walking daily along North 40th Avenue in Yakima, collecting coins and redeemable cans from the sidewalk.
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Richmond Woman Faces Charges of Nursing Home Abuse after Alleged Kidnapping Plot

Richmond Woman Faces Charges of Nursing Home Abuse after Alleged Kidnapping Plot March 29, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Berkeley, CA A 51-year-old Richmond woman faces a nursing home abuse lawsuit stemming from allegations that she stole more than $50,000 from six elderly patients, including one woman whom she kidnapped.
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Three Elder Care Homes Fined in Iowa

Three Elder Care Homes Fined in Iowa March 22, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Coralville, IA It is against the law in Iowa for elder care workers to remain silent when they see examples of abuse. However, according to the 3/18/10 edition of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the mandatory reporter law—designed to protect some 40,000 care facility residents in the state—is rarely enforced. There is little incentive for caregivers to report nursing home abuse when those who blow the whistle run the risk of reprisal.
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For-Profit Elder Care Hospitals Subject of Investigation

For-Profit Elder Care Hospitals Subject of Investigation March 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Tulsa, OK Last month the New York Times published an in-depth exposé of elder abuse at many US care facilities. The story prompted the Senate Finance Committee to launch an investigation into patient deaths and allegations of substandard treatment.
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Two Minnesota Law Firms Launch Case over Nursing Home Abuse

Two Minnesota Law Firms Launch Case over Nursing Home Abuse February 2, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Two law firms have brought litigation against the Good Samaritan nursing facility and four fired aids over recent charges of nursing home abuse involving several patients suffering from dementia.
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Nursing Home, Nurses' Aides Sued for Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home, Nurses' Aides Sued for Nursing Home Abuse December 5, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Richmond, KY A surveillance camera captured images of nursing home abuse in what has been deemed the second-worst elder care facility in the nation, according to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).
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Elder Care a Ticking Time Bomb in Illinois?

Elder Care a Ticking Time Bomb in Illinois? November 22, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL A troubling elder care story coming out of Chicago underscores concern over nursing home neglect and related issues in Illinois. As the investigation continues, elder care law will be tested.
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Nursing Home Abuse Threatens Vulnerable Patients

Nursing Home Abuse Threatens Vulnerable Patients October 23, 2009. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA Although senior citizens are among the most vulnerable of our population, or maybe because of it, nursing home abuse continues to be a major concern for those who know elderly people living in nursing homes. Elder care neglect still occurs far too frequently, often having serious consequences for the victims. There are laws designed to protect victims of nursing home injury, but it may require the aid of a lawyer.
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