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  • Proposed Rules on Nursing Homes a Positive for Residents and Their Families

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule on February 15, 2023, that would set standards for the disclosure of information from nursing homes about their ownership and oversight. When finalized, the proposed rule should place greater scrutiny on nursing homes and give prospective residents, along with their families, more resources…

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  • Nursing Home Abuse Caused by Poor Management

    Bedsores, a common form of nursing home abuse, do not take long to develop, especially for a patient who cannot move because of physical limitations to a bed or a chair. If a facility does not have enough caregivers to provide basic levels of monitoring and prevention methods, the odds of a bedsore forming can…

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  • Bedsore.Law Recovers $1,062,500 in a Hospital Bedsore Case

    Los Angeles, CA Founding Partner Jeff Aidikoff settled an elder neglect and wrongful death claim due to the reckless negligence of an acute care hospital that caused his client Louis to develop a stage III/IV bedsore. The hospital failed to provide Louis with either a wound consultation or treatment before discharging him to a board and care center. Due to…

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  • Bedsore.Law Attorneys Recover $627K, Exceeding Louisiana’s Cap on Damages

    Bunkie, Louisiana Chris Roy, Jr. and Ernest Tosh settled a wrongful death claim due to the negligence of a nursing facility that ignored the pleas of Theresa, their client, after suffering a fall. Months passed before Theresa was found to have suffered neck and pubic fractures that eventually led to her untimely death. Bedsore.Law attorneys Roy…

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  • 10 Nursing Home Stats and Why They Matter

    COVID-19 dealt a huge blow to nursing homes nationwide. The good news is that after a difficult couple of years, the pandemic finally seems to be drawing to a close. But this is no time to rest. Stakeholders must now examine the current state of the industry and design measures to address both the pandemic’s…

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Elder Abuse Overview (2022)

    On Elder Abuse Awareness Day, California Attorney General Rob Bonta provided Californians with tips to identify and report elder abuse. Elder Abuse is a national issue that threatens some of the most vulnerable members of our communities — according to figures by the U.S. Department of Justice, at least 10% of adults age 65 and older will be a…

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  • Protecting Nursing Home Residents Through Litigation and Legislation

    Ernest Tosh is on a mission. For the better part of the last decade, Ernest has worked around the country to educate lawmakers, lawyers, nursing home advocacy groups and ombudsman programs about the lack of transparency in the nursing home industry- and what to do about it.   Ernest has recently met with lawmakers in California,…

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  • Bedsore Prevention: Methods, Warning Signs, and Causes

    Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities may play an important role in our loved one’s quality of life as they grow old and manage serious medical conditions. Residents of these facilities are likely limited in their physical abilities, which can mean prolonged periods in a bed or wheelchair, thereby creating a risk of developing…

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  • COVID Staffing Issues Cause a 31% Jump in Bedsore Cases

    Here is a sobering statistic: As of March 20, 2022, a total of 151,726 nursing home residents across the U.S. had died with COVID-19. The grim count does not end here. This figure does not factor in excess non-COVID deaths attributable to the wider effects of the pandemic. According to provisional CDC data, there were…

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