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New Jersey Nursing Homes Operator Counting on Protocol to Dismiss Lawsuit

New Jersey Nursing Homes Operator Counting on Protocol to Dismiss Lawsuit March 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Lafayette, NJ The Andover nursing homes operator is facing a proposed class action lawsuit claiming poor treatment of residents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. He argued in federal court to dismiss the nursing home abuse complaint based on state and federal law virus protocol.

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Repeated Sexual Abuse in Nursing Home Criminal

Repeated Sexual Abuse in Nursing Home Criminal March 2, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Oswego, NY A female resident in Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego suffering from dementia was sexually abused three times by another resident who was admitted to Pontiac in 2019. Management declined to tell Pontiac’s doctor and other employees that he was a known sexual offender.
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Why You Need an Estate Plan

Why You Need an Estate Plan June 21, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Cruz, CA: Inheritance lawyers have heard it all at this point: you don’t need a Will or a trust fund because you are not rich, own everything with a spouse, have wandered through the house putting little yellow sticky notes on the pictures and the silverware describing who should get them, and besides, you’re young and go to the gym.
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Federal Government Discourages Penalties for Nursing Home Abuse Despite Report Calling for More Oversight

Federal Government Discourages Penalties for Nursing Home Abuse Despite Report Calling for More Oversight May 24, 2018. By Lori Prapas.
New York, NY: Since 2017, the Trump administration has been rolling back Obama-era rules intended to protect patients from elder care neglect. Since 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, has been making rules that prevent victims of nursing home injury from bringing civil lawsuits to recover damages for neglect and abuse. Then in 2017, CMS discouraged its regional offices from fining care centers for one-time violations and issued a memo discouraging directors of state agencies from issuing daily fines for certain violations.
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Lawyer Tackles Elder Abuse in Financial Services Industry

Lawyer Tackles Elder Abuse in Financial Services Industry June 30, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Beverly Hills, CA A 2015 report produced by True Link Financial estimates that the amount lost by senior citizens through financial elder abuse in the US is at a staggering $36.48 billion annually. That number surges well past a previous MetLife Institute report in 2011 that estimated the amount to be $2.9 billion.
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Courts Continue to Quash Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

Courts Continue to Quash Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements October 14, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Reading, PA When one thinks of nursing home abuse, it would be expected to assume images of mistreatment of the resident through either elder care neglect, or antagonistic and grounds of physical abuse.
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Alleged Care Center Abuse Results in Closing of Home

Alleged Care Center Abuse Results in Closing of Home February 24, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Suamico, WI If care center abuse and care home abuse sound like the sort of things that only happen to other people, residents who have been subjected to abuse at the hands of the people they pay to care for them might strongly disagree. Residential care abuse happens with alarming frequency, causing some state agencies to take action. At least one care home in Wisconsin has now been shut down, after inspectors allegedly found egregious cases of abuse and neglect.
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Was Alleged Care Center Abuse and Neglect the Result of Planned Closures?

Was Alleged Care Center Abuse and Neglect the Result of Planned Closures? January 28, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Woodbridge, NJ When one hears the phrase, “care center abuse,” one automatically thinks of nursing homes catering to elderly residents. But that’s only part of the story: there are care center facilities dedicated to all manner of individuals with special needs, regardless of age. To that end, the death last year of a patient in an institution that serves individuals with developmental disabilities in New Jersey prompted a state investigation and a review of prior decisions to close not one, but two long-term care facilities.
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LawyersandSettlements.com Interviews Elder Fraud Attorney With Regard to Financial Exploitation of Seniors

LawyersandSettlements.com Interviews Elder Fraud Attorney With Regard to Financial Exploitation of Seniors January 19, 2014. By LAS Staff Writer.
Our nation’s elderly continue to be potential targets for financial predators and others seeking to take advantage of their trust. LawyersandSettlements.com spoke with attorney Craig Niven regarding the risk to elderly Americans, and how they can protect themselves against financial fraud.Walnut Creek, CA (January 19, 2014): Consumer fraud against the elderly is already a multi-billion dollar problem that’s poised to grow even bigger each year, thanks to the overall aging of what CNN.com notes as the largest single generation of Americans born in US history, the Baby Boomer.* And California-based attorney Craig Niven winces at some of the ways in which various hucksters and even cold-hearted family members take advantage of seniors.
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Can Bedsore Lawsuit Settlement Stop Care Center Abuse?

Can Bedsore Lawsuit Settlement Stop Care Center Abuse? December 22, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Newburg, OR Having to place your loved ones in a long-term care center is often sad and stressful, but Care Center Abuse is unthinkable. Unfortunately, elderly abuse is not uncommon and sometimes it takes a care center abuse lawsuit to stop such violations.
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