Nursing home arbitration rule in limbo, leaving victims without justice

October 5, 2017 - A rule announced last year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would have blocked federally funded nursing homes from demanding residents and their families sign... Read More

Natural disasters expose nursing home abuse and neglect

September 28, 2017 - Two high-profile nursing home incidents that occurred in different states during the recent hurricanes exemplify the problem of abuse and neglect in U.S. nursing homes. Read More

Federal auditors: nursing home abuse and neglect significantly underreported

September 21, 2017 - Auditors realized a pattern that indicated a breakdown in the system designed to protect nursing home residents. Read More

U.S. nursing home industry fails to protect residents as aging population demand grows

September 14, 2017 - Auditors for the OIG found that skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes failed or refused to report more than one-quarter of severe incidents of abuse as required by law. Read More

CMS rule will eliminate arbitration from nursing home agreements

September 29, 2016 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule set to take effect Nov. 28 would ban mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses from nursing home, long-term care facility contracts. Read More

Beasley Allen files complaint against Arkansas nursing home for fraud, neglect

June 2, 2009 - Complaint alleges nursing home facility put profits over people, misrepresenting its ability to properly care for residents in order to hold onto government funding. Read More

Local veteran home under investigation

April 30, 2009 - BAY MINETTE, Ala. - Hollis Thorn served in the Navy during the 1940's, then became a baptist minister. After his retirement, Thorn was stricken with diabetes. Read More

Wrongful death suit filed on behalf of decorated war hero

January 30, 2009 - MONTGOMERY, ALA, January 30, 2009 -- A lawsuit was filed today in the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Ala., on behalf of the family of Leroy Myers, a decorated war veteran who died as... Read More

Lawsuit filed over patient death in 2007 at Alabama vets home in Bay Minette

January 30, 2009 - A lawsuit has been filed against the firm that manages the Alabama's three veterans homes, charging negligence led to the death in 2007 of a resident in the William F. Green Veterans... Read More

2 million elderly victims of abuse and neglect

April 30, 2008 - According to the best available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for... Read More

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