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By Travis Siegel | Published December 30, 2019 | Posted In In the News, Medicare/Medicaid, Nursing Home Abuse

CMS Adds New Abuse Icon to Help Consumers Identify Nursing Homes Cited for Abuse

In October 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or “CMS”) began using a new abuse icon on the nursing home compare website. The icon looks like this

and is called a “consumer alert icon.” The consumer alert icon …

By Travis Siegel | Published September 25, 2019 | Posted In Nursing Home Abuse

Can I Sue for the Wrongful Death of an Elderly Person in California?

cemetary marker with tulipsCoping with the loss of a loved one is never easy.  It is especially difficult when negligence or medical malpractice is involved. Unfortunately, wrongful death due to caregiver or medical practitioner negligence affects the elderly and their families all too …

By Travis Siegel | Published June 20, 2019 | Posted In Nursing Home Abuse

What Constitutes Elder Abuse?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s elder abuse statistics, around ten percent of elders suffer abuse every year. This estimate is most likely low, as many abuse victims may not be able to report their maltreatment. The aging …

By 1p21.admin | Published June 3, 2019 | Posted In Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Homes: Antipsychotic Drugs Out, Nuedexta In?

Do you believe your loved one was carelessly prescribed Nuedexta, and that the drug has caused harm or trauma as a result? This medication, used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA), has had a troubled history. In some cases, the drug …

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