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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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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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Fatal Attack of Elderly Woman in NJ Alzheimer's Facility

Fatal Attack of Elderly Woman in NJ Alzheimer's Facility September 20, 2012. By Abi Kistler.
Somerville, NJ (Press Release) – Rita Ellinger, 85, afflicted with progressive Alzheimer’s, moved into Arden Courts of Whippany (18 Eden Lane, Whippany, New Jersey) in May 2010 with the hope of living the rest of her life in a caring and, more importantly, safe and secure environment. Instead, according to a multi-count injury and wrongful death civil action filed yesterday in Camden County Superior Court, Ms. Ellinger was attacked by a male resident with a known history of at least two prior violent assaults on other Arden Courts of Whippany residents. Tragically, Ms. Ellinger died five days later from massive brain injuries directly caused by the attack, according to the lawsuit.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Assisted Living Center

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Assisted Living Center July 1, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Lancaster, CA The son of an 89-year-old woman who died of heat stroke has filed a lawsuit alleging elder care neglect on the part of the home. The wrongful death lawsuit claims the home where the victim lived was negligent in allowing the victim to develop heat stroke.
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Record-Setting Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

Record-Setting Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit February 6, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
St. Petersburg, FL A nursing home abuse lawsuit has resulted in a $200 million verdict against a Florida nursing home. Like other lawsuits alleging elder care neglect, this nursing home injury lawsuit alleged an elderly woman received inadequate care at the hands of those who were supposed to protect her.
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Questionable Deaths Reported in Florida's Assisted Living Facilities

Questionable Deaths Reported in Florida's Assisted Living Facilities May 11, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Miami, FL A report by NPR and the Miami Herald has revealed that state regulators in Florida are not adequately protecting residents of assisted living facilities. According to their report, dozens of deaths in Florida state records appear questionable.
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Nursing Home Abuse Criminal

Nursing Home Abuse Criminal April 27, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC More than 90 percent of US nursing homes have at least one employee who has been convicted of a crime, and five percent of all nursing home employees have at least one criminal conviction, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. According to this new report (March 2011), it comes as no surprise that nursing home abuse is rampant: Some nursing home employees had been convicted of assault.
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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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Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Raping a 94-Year Old Nursing Home Resident

Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Raping a 94-Year Old Nursing Home Resident January 29, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA A Mexican man living in the US illegally has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for elder abuse after he attacked a 94-year old woman who lives in a nursing home in Northern California.
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Sexual Violence Against Female Residents of Chicago Nursing Homes

Sexual Violence Against Female Residents of Chicago Nursing Homes January 28, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Chicago, IL Authorities in Chicago are reporting the investigation of 86 cases of sexual violence against elderly residents of nursing homes in the city. Some crimes reportedly go back to July 2007.
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