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Nursing Home Abuse

How Poor Staffing Decisions Can Lead to Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes are responsible for hiring enough well-trained staff to adequately provide reasonable care for their residents’ needs. Poor staffing decisions can have a negative impact on the overall care of the residents. Nursing home staffing issues that can lead to the neglect or abuse of the residents include: Negligent Hiring  Understaffing Inadequate training Many […]

Michael Dansky Interviewed on Justice for All TV Show

Earlier this summer, Managing Partner and Personal Injury Attorney, Michael Dansky, was invited to be a guest on Casey Price‘s TV show, Justice for All. Justice for All is a new internet-based TV show on RVNTV where host Casey Price interviews attorneys in the South Jersey area and highlights issues impacting our community. Michael Dansky was […]

Trump Administration is Scaling Back Fines Against Nursing Homes

Regulation Reduces Fines for Nursing Home Citations According to the New York Times, nearly 6,500 nursing homes, equating to about four in every ten nursing homes, have received at least one citation for a serious violation since 2013. Some of the most common of the citations issued include neglect, avoidable accidents, mistreatment, and bedsores. The […]

Ban on Forced Arbitration in Nursing Home Cases May Be Removed

The History: A Ban on Forced Arbitration Towards the end of Obama’s administration, the Department of Health and Human Services introduced a new rule that would ban nursing homes and assisted living facilities from forcing patients and their families into arbitration. Until that point, whenever a new patient was admitted to a nursing home facility, […]

Changes to Peggy’s Law Help Protect Elderly in Nursing Homes

The Story Behind Peggy’s Law Peggy Marzolla was a 93-year-old woman who died in 2010, within months of being injured at a Brick Nursing Home Facility. Her injuries included a broken eye socket, cheekbones and wrist, among other damages. The Brick Nursing Home staff claimed her injuries were the result of an accidental fall, but […]

How a Man is Helping Alzheimer’s Patients through Nursing Home Design

Jean Makesh, CEO of Lantern assisted living facilities in Ohio, is on a mission to give hope to his patients who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and severe dementia. Often times, when Alzheimer’s and dementia patients move into a nursing home facility, they stop receiving the engagement and stimulation their brains need to survive. They are […]