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Lawsuit: Whistleblower in VA deaths wrongfully suspended

  A man who says he alerted authorities to a string of suspicious patient deaths at a veterans hospital in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully suspended for his actions CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- A man who says he alerted

Lawsuit: Whistleblower in VA deaths wrongfully suspended2020-09-08T10:42:06-04:00

Concerned About Your Loved Ones Living in Nursing Homes?

  We live in scary times, with rules and guidelines concerning the coronavirus pandemic changing practically every day. This is especially true for nursing homes, where there's a greater risk of complications for residents who get COVID-19. Because older people are more vulnerable

Concerned About Your Loved Ones Living in Nursing Homes?2020-08-11T10:42:00-04:00

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters

(Reuters) - A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management response

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters2020-07-11T04:10:38-04:00

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts

In an open letter to a Massachusetts task force established to study the state’s response to COVID-19, the Pioneer Institute, a state policy think tank, highlights much-needed reforms at the state’s nursing homes. More than 60 percent of the state’s deaths from coronavirus—5,086

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts2020-07-11T04:04:54-04:00

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing. Before the pandemic, cameras were seen as a way to identify

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras2020-06-28T04:05:03-04:00

San Antonio nursing home accused of negligence, retaliation

In a lawsuit, a health care worker said she reported patient abuse and neglect, as well as several safety violations, to supervisors a few days before a San Antonio nursing home’s deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Since late March, 18 residents and one employee at

San Antonio nursing home accused of negligence, retaliation2020-06-28T04:00:10-04:00

Healthcare Provider Immunity Law – James Swartz

Massachusetts Healthcare COVID-19 Immunity Legislation - James Swartz On April 17, 2020, Massachusetts bill S. 2640 was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker. The law provides certain liability protections for the acts or omissions of defined health care professionals, health

Healthcare Provider Immunity Law – James Swartz2020-06-23T19:45:21-04:00

Coronavirus: Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Glendale nursing home

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A family is blaming their loved one's death from coronavirus on his Glendale nursing home. On Thursday, they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility. The suit alleges inadequate safety conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. When the coronavirus

Coronavirus: Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Glendale nursing home2020-06-19T03:37:03-04:00

Southeast Nursing resident’s COVID-19 death sparks lawsuit

Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center resident Jose Velasquez was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. About three weeks later, he was dead from the virus. Up until an hour before his death, Southeast’s staff assured Velasquez’s family that he was “doing fine and

Southeast Nursing resident’s COVID-19 death sparks lawsuit2020-06-19T03:31:58-04:00

Second Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home Over Coronavirus Death

BRIDGEVIEW, IL — A second lawsuit has been filed against a Bridgeview nursing home with a lengthy violation history where 34 cases and 16 deaths attributed to coronavirus have been reported since March, when the global pandemic first appeared in Illinois. The family

Second Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home Over Coronavirus Death2020-06-18T05:48:56-04:00