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Aegis Nursing Homes Offers $16M Elder Care Abuse Deal

Aegis Nursing Homes Offers $16M Elder Care Abuse Deal May 12, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Redmond, WA Residents of the nursing home chain “Aegis Senior Communities” have asked a California federal judge to approve a 16.25 million settlement that would resolve care center lawsuits alleging nursing home abuse.
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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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Elder Financial Abuse: Whom Do You Trust?

Elder Financial Abuse: Whom Do You Trust? December 11, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Orange, CA Retired attorney Peter T. Hoss, who advocates for seniors and contributes a column to the Monterey County Herald (12/9/13), writes that trust is an important component of aging. As seniors become less capable in their financial affairs or lose a spouse who handled the family finances, putting one’s trust in an individual while not falling victim to elder abuse financial exploitation is not an easy task.
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Follow the Money Says Elder Fraud Attorney

Follow the Money Says Elder Fraud Attorney December 1, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Walnut Creek, CADefrauding elderly Americans of their life savings is a multibillion-dollar problem in the United States. Attorney Craig Niven’s law practice partly focuses on trying to recover assets for seniors who have fallen prey to the perpetrators of all kinds of cruel construction and real estate swindles.
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Charges Filed in California Financial Elder Abuse Case

Charges Filed in California Financial Elder Abuse Case November 29, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA With the rate of financial elder abuse reportedly on the rise, states such as California are attempting to prevent elderly financial abuse. To that end, charges have reportedly been laid against a man who allegedly committed elder exploitation by stealing from his aunt.
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