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Nursing Homes are Now Facing Lower Fines

The Trump administration has been busy this year and has taken a particular focus on nursing homes. Throughout the year, the administration has been redefining the relationship between care providers, patients, and regulatory bodies. In June of last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services dropped a short-lived rule that prevented long-term care facilities...

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Alabama Nursing Homes May be Liable for Unsanitary Conditions

Alabama residents want to believe that their loved ones are safe when they live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Unfortunately, nursing home residents are too often neglected. Despite the fact that nursing homes are contractually obligated to provide medication management, transportation, personal hygiene and other services, residents are sometimes left in unsanitary conditions....

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Why Alabama Nursing Abuse Goes Unreported

The elderly are one of the most vulnerable populations in our society. Cognitive impairments, mobility limitations, and underlying age-related illnesses demand that the elderly receive the highest level of protection - particularly from the facilities which are paid to care for them. Unfortunately, these very same limitations cause many cases of nursing home abuse to...

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Proposed Federal Regulation Could Limit Residents’ Ability to Sue Negligent Nursing Homes

A new policy advocated by the Trump administration would have a direct impact on the legal rights of residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Unfortunately, this policy directive would not be for the better. It has to do with mandatory, binding arbitration agreements, which many nursing home residents are required to sign upon...

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Birmingham Law Firm Releases Nursing Home Negligence Guide

A Birmingham law firm has released a free guide to nursing home neglect cases, which the attorneys say will help awareness among families throughout Alabama.  “Thousands of families statewide are affected by abuse and neglect in nursing homes every year,” attorney Perry Shuttlesworth of Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, said. “Far too many of those cases go...

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Birmingham Nursing Home Abuse Fueled by Social Media

Although nursing homes aren't always the most pleasant places, residents have the inherent right to retain their dignity. In fact, it's part of the Nursing Home Bill of Rights, as recognized by federal regulators. Unfortunately, a growing number of employed caregivers are perpetuating a form of nursing home abuse in Birmingham and elsewhere that effectively...

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Birmingham Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: What to Do About Resident-on-Resident Bullying

We tend to think of bullying as something that primarily plagues children in the schoolyard. Here's the truth of the matter: Bullying occurs among seniors - and in particular, in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities - and is often perpetuated by other residents. Although it may seem like a minor issue, bullying can...

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Elder Financial Abuse in Alabama a Growing Concern

Financial abuse and exploitation of the elderly in Alabama is too often overlooked and unreported. Unlike the systems in place for child abuse, there is no national government-led agency to intervene or field complaints. Unfortunately, as the U.S. population ages, so too does the number of predators eager to take advantage. A few high-profile instances may increase...

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