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The Fight to End Forced Arbitration by Nursing Homes Continues

A pivotal case is underway that could have a huge impact on the victim’s of nursing home abuse and their ability to hold nursing home staff and administration accountable. Currently, a clause found in some Nursing Home contracts, known as “mandatory arbitration/forced arbitration” makes it virtually impossible for victims to seek justice for nursing home -->

Nursing Home Abuse, Is it Happening In Your County?

Did you know these counties have the most documented patterns of patient harm and jeopardy of harm? Source: Data from N.Y. State Comptroller Audit’s released 02/16.  fp_nh_revised.jpg If you or a loved one has been a victim or nursing home or neglect contact us as soon as possible, our dedicated attorneys are here to help.  -->

Nursing Home Resident’s Privacy & Dignity Violated

Nursing home abuse is often difficult to detect due to a number of reasons. Abused elders are often afraid to report abuse. Some nursing home residents are unable to report abuse due to physical or mental limitations. In some more rare cases abuse isn’t reported because the resident never knew it occurred. In December 2015 an article -->

Accountability in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

According to a report from the N.Y.S. Comptroller, the N.Y.S Department of health issued 42,585 citations rated with a potential for more than minimal harm from 2012-2015. nh_fine_quote_fp.jpg The department has the ability to impose fines in these instances but chooses not to. Holding Nursing home administration accountable is a key component to preventing patient -->

Our Response to a Shocking Report on New York Nursing Homes

Late last month the state published findings collected in New York State nursing homes between January 2007 and May 2015. The results were troubling to say the least. In response Finkelstein & Partners  formed the Elder Law Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney practice group. According to the audit the state has operated for years -->

Guilty Pleas in Mohawk Valley Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Case

On January 4th Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that accused members a New York State nursing home, Mohawk Valley Nursing Home associates, pled guilty to Falsifying Business records in conjunction with an ongoing abuse/neglect investigation.  According to officials the owner of the Nursing home as well as various staff members falsified documents and destroyed -->

Former Nursing Home Administrator Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing Veterans Benefits

ATLANTA – Denise M. Bailey, the former administrator of an assisted living facility, has been sentenced to federal prison for misappropriating over $300,000 in veterans benefits that belonged to one of the facility’s residents. Read more here: http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/former-nursing-home-administrator-sentenced-federal-prison-stealing-veterans-benefits

Putting an End to Forced Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home is often a stressful process, both emotionally and financially. However many find comfort in the fact that in the end, their loved ones will be well cared for and in a safer, healthier place.  The truth is nursing home abuse and neglect is an ongoing issue affecting countless seniors. Detecting -->

Nurses Union Calls on OSHA to Follow Cal/OSHA Ebola Standards

National Nurses United is urging OSHA and state government to help keep nurses and other health care workers safe from the Ebola virus by adopting safety standards issued by the California Division Occupational Safety and Health. Cal/OSHA released updated guidance on November 14th that requires all state hospitals to provide workers who are at risk -->

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Compliance Trails Federal Requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services Officer of Inspector General (OIG) released a report that examines reporting practices for abuse and neglect in nursing homes across the nation. The study found that: • 85% of nursing homes reported to the OIG at least one allegation of abuse or neglect in 2012. • 76% of -->