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Sacramento, Bay Area and Northern California Elder Abuse Attorneys

Sacramento, Bay Area, and Northern California Elder Abuse Attorneys discussing the problems related to the Special Focus Facility Program In 2017, a Lyft driver, Rex Riley, was called to a nursing home in Hawaii, the Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, with instructions to pick up a 76-year-old man with dementia. The nursing home requested…

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Study | Adverse Event During Post-Acute Stay in Nursing Home

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, conducted a four-year study by evaluating post-acute care provided in skilled nursing facilities. An adverse event is an event that resulted in harm (prolonged nursing home stay, transfer to the hospital, permanent harm, or death). This study concluded that the majority of the adverse…

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Visitation SavesLives

For the past three months, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities nationwide have been on lock-down – and for a good reason. Deaths in nursing homes skyrocketed at the start of COVID-19 and have accounted for 1 in 10 cases, as well as 1 in 4 deaths, nationwide. During the past few months, steps that…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Sacramento and Northern California

What is a Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit? A nursing home wrongful death lawsuit is a case brought by someone who has lost a loved one (the victim) as a result of a wrongful deed or omission/failure to act of another. A survivor, or the authorized party on behalf of the deceased, can file suit…

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Burns from Sun Exposure

One of my colleagues recently handled a case where a resident was left out on the patio of a skilled nursing facility in a wheelchair, and the resident was unable to talk or move. The staff put him out on the patio thinking, oh he’ll be able to get the fresh air. But then they…

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Burns from Scalding

I recently had a case of an adult disabled woman who was mentally and physically impaired – very impaired. She was in an assisted living facility that was licensed by the Department of Social Services, and that facility had poor Safety Awareness.  Their facility was staffed lean and mean. At some point, they had cameras…

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Obtaining Medical Records – Digital Medical Records in Living Facility

It is fascinating for me to see a new generation growing up with technology, and how so many of them are facile with coding and electronically stored information. The world of record-keeping has moved from analog paper files to digital files(Digital Medical Records in Living Facility) stored in electronic health record systems stored in the…

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Obtain Medical Records of Deceased Patient

When bad things happen in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities, the administrators of those institutions will not want to be held accountable. It’s human nature to avoid responsibility, especially when liability can bring with it major punitive and financial damages for a skilled nursing facility chain. At York Law Firm, we get…

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