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Do You Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

According to 2014 data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 15,600 nursing homes in the United States with 1.4 million residents in those homes. These numbers are likely to continue to rise, as the number of adults over 65 is projected to be 83.7 million by 2050. That’s almost double the population of the […]

A Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse that has Come to Surface

Regardless of whether or not you personally have a loved one or family member in a nursing home, most of us are aware of the unfortunate elder abuse that can take place. Commonly, it happens financially, physically, sexually, and emotionally. However, another form of abuse found in nursing homes which has slowly been revealed – Bullying.   Mistreatment by […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 marks the 10-year anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Launched on June 15, 2016, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was founded by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. WEAAD was started to promote a better understanding of abuse and […]

What to Do in an Automobile Accident When It’s Not Your Fault

Regardless of the severity of the crash, being involved in an automobile accident can be a scary ordeal. After the initial shock wears off, most people start worrying about whose fault it was and what to do next. You have to deal with the other driver, insurance companies, lawyers, doctors and more. The stress and […]

Highest Verdict in Pennsylvania this Year for Brain Damage Victim

This past month, a Philadelphia jury found the hospital at the University of Pennsylvania 65% liable for a patient’s brain hemorrhage. Her attending doctor was found 35% personally liable. The victim will receive $44.1 million as a result of both parties having failed to recognize the woman’s adverse reaction to anti-coagulant medication, leading to a […]

Regional Elder Justice Task Forces Launched by DOJ

On March 30, 2016, the Department of Justice announced the launch of 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces.Teams consisting of federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, and agencies that provide elderly services will coordinate with the purpose of enhancing efforts to pursue nursing homes that “provide grossly substandard care to their residents.” Acting Associate Attorney General […]