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Nursing Home Reform Act applies to all Nursing Homes Accepting Payment from Medicare or Medicaid

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

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

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 […]


California Hospitals Received Low Marks for Patient Safety

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, […]


Birth Injury A Very Traumatic & Emotional Experience

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 […]


Proper Positioning is Needed to Eliminate Risk of Bed Sores, Decubitus Ulcers and Pressure Sores

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 […]


Legal Protection For Patient Safety Information

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 […]


Amputations To Nursing Home Residents May Be Prevented

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 Failed to Establish a Centralized Database for Caregivers in Long Term Care Facilities as Mandated by Law

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 […]


Negligence Can Cause Catastrophic and Serious Injury

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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