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The Nursing Homes Reform Law ( Section 483.1 et seq. Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations) applies to every Nursing Home that is certified […]


Wrongful Death Caused By Horrific Infected Nursing Home Bed Sores The family of Eliza Jennings has been awarded $18 million in a wrongful death suit following […]


Elder Abuse: Over Medication in Nursing Homes — and that misuse is putting all residents of these facilities at risk. With most drugs, inappropriate use only […]


Nearly four in 10 California Hospitals received a grade of C or lower for Patient Safety Grades were issued in April, 2015 to 2,523 U.S. hospitals, […]


What is a birth injury? Occasionally during the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury that is simply the result of being born. This […]


To aid in the prevention of Bed sores, Decubitus ulcers, and Pressure ulcers: elevation of the head of the bed to no more than 30 degrees (or […]


Is there existing legal protection for patient safety information exchanged across institutional boundaries? Federal Protection 42 U.S.C. §299c-3(c) Perhaps the most promising source of existing Federal […]


Amputation, or the surgical removal of an extremity, may occur among nursing home residents. Most amputations are performed in order to control pain or the spread […]


The State of California exposed elderly residents in long-term care facilities to dangerous caregivers by failing to put into practice a 2006 law that required state […]


In general terms, negligence is “the failure to use ordinary care” through either an act or omission. That is, negligence occurs when: Somebody does not exercise […]



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