ABA Resists Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admissions Contracts

By | Nursing Home Law Blog | August 15, 2017
Mandatory Arbitration in Nursing Home Admission Contracts A proposed rule change introduced by the Trump administration would authorize mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration in long-term care admissions contracts. The proposed rule is in response to an Obama administration rule that prohibited federal funding for long-term care facilities that required residents to resolve disputes through arbitration. View Full Post
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Will Tort Reform Affect Nursing Home Care?

The latest tort reform measure, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, would place caps on medical malpractice damages, limit attorney fees, and modify statutes of limitations. Among other changes to current law, non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits would be limited to $250,000 – and juries would not be informed of this cap on damages. View Full Post
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What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

A caregiver may face the overwhelming decision to place a loved one in a nursing home after a sudden event such as a fall or a stroke. Sometimes, there is more time to prepare, as in cases where the loved one suffers from a chronic or debilitating disease, including diseases where the patient is expected to deteriorate over time. View Full Post
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Is My Elderly Parent Being Bullied?

By | Nursing Home Law Blog | July 10, 2017
When a loved one moves into a nursing home, staff members have a duty to continually provide the resident with the appropriate level of nursing care, medical care and personal attention. Nursing home staff members are responsible for the residents’ well-being and are required to report all signs of abuse or neglect, including those arising from resident-to-resident interactions. View Full Post
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New Jersey’s Safe Care Cam Program Expanded to Nursing Homes

By | Nursing Home Law Blog | May 22, 2017
To increase protection of its elderly and disabled citizens from abuse and neglect, the state of New Jersey is expanding its Safe Care Cam program to nursing homes, residences for the developmentally disabled, and other institutional care facilities. The Safe Care Cam program loans free surveillance cameras to New Jersey residents to monitor the treatment provided by caregivers. View Full Post
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New Congress Trying to Protect Corporations from Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Without a hearing, our new congress wasted no time in trying to severely limit damages in nursing home abuse claims. A newly proposed law called the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 H.R. 1215, seeks to limit non-economic damages in all medical cases to $250K for everyone in the country. View Full Post
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Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Often Understaffed

By | Nursing Home Law Blog | May 1, 2017
In its five-part “Failing the Frail” series, a PennLive investigation reveals the 18 most understaffed Pennsylvania nursing homes. The series includes an interactive map to search for staffing levels of individual nursing homes. Based on PennLive’s analysis of 559 facilities, nursing homes in Pennsylvania provided residents with an average of only 3.6 hours of care per day, well below the minimum 4.1 hours recommended for safe care, although within Pennsylvania’s minimum staffing requirement of 2.7 hours of care per day. View Full Post
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Big Business After Consumers Once Again

By | Nursing Home Law Blog | March 6, 2017
In 2011, the insurance, pharmaceutical, and nursing home industries worked together with an extraordinary budget to try to deceive American consumers into giving up their constitutional rights through a bill known then as HR-5. This bill would have severely harmed the rights of consumers across the country who were catastrophically injured or killed by any of those industries. View Full Post
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