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A Win For Civil Rights, LGBTQ & America

Finally, some good news! The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled 6-to-3 that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the ruling is the fact that it comes from a Court that is now overwhelmingly conservative. Despite that, one recent Trump appointee, Justice Gorsuch,…

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Cover Ups Won’t Work. How To Fight Back Against Nursing Home Abuse

Fight Back Against Nursing Home Abuse  In my experience, there are two different kinds of defense lawyers we routinely come across in our work as plaintiffs’ attorneys. There are the “Janitor Defense Lawyers” and then there are the “Cover-Up Defense Lawyers.”  The Janitor Defense Lawyers are honorable because they say, “My client made a…

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Under-staffing equals Neglect – A form of Elder Abuse

Under-staffing equals Neglect – A form of Elder Abuse  The defense attorney gave me a look as if to say I was crazy. “Wendy,” he said, “How is a caregiver who just dropped your patient and suffered a hip fracture – how is that neglect?”  Well, I told him. It’s not just what happened,…

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Under-staffing in Living Facility is causing Resident Abuse

Under-staffing in Living Facility is causing Resident Abuse The stories of elder abuse and neglect that come to me from all over California are always heartbreaking and tragic.  We regularly see egregious examples of elderly patients in facilities who have suffered pressure sores, sepsis, fractures, unexplained injuries, and head injuries including subdural hematomas. Others…

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Granny Cams Installation helps in Recognizing Elder Abuse and Neglect

Granny Cams Installation helps in Recognizing Elder Abuse and Neglect One of the fastest-growing trends in eldercare is the installation of what is known as “Granny Cams,” which are video monitors set up in facilities that allow family members to check on loved ones remotely.  Several states, including Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and…

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Do I have a Legal Case? Learn Elder Abuse Signs and Break the Silence

Do I have a Legal Case? Learn Elder Abuse Signs and Break the Silence I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento.    Several times each week, someone calls me because their Mom is suffering from one or more of the following problems: Head Injury Infections Medication Errors Bedsores Recurring falls Poor…

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Choosing an Elder Care Facilities

Choosing an Elder Care Facilities – Which One is Right for You? Does your loved one need more care and supervision than you can provide at home?  Are you at a loss about what type of facility or home is appropriate for your Mom or Dad?  This blog is dedicated to describing the different types…

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Discovery Sanctions Issued Against Defense Attorney for Sexist Comment

Discovery Sanctions Issued Against Defense Attorney Discovery Sanctions Issued Against Defense Attorney – Federal Judge Paul Grewal from the Northern District of California recently issued an order in a civil rights case against the defense counsel on a Motion Seeking Sanctions and to Compel Discovery when the defense counsel, during a deposition, said it was…

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Study Finds Lower Quality of Care at For Profit Nursing Home Chains

Study Finds Lower Quality of Care at For-Profit Nursing Home Chains In 2012, over half of nursing home chains were operated by corporate chains. Facilities owned by the largest for-profit chains were reported to have a lower quality of care. In a recent study reported by the Official Journal of the Medical Care Section, American…

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Protecting Your Rights in Nursing Homes

Protecting Your Rights in Nursing Homes Protecting Your Rights in Nursing Homes – As with most life milestones, signing up for a nursing home means filling out a lot of paperwork. In addition to financing, rules and procedures, emergency contacts and vitamin supplements, the nursing home industry also includes sections that protect themselves from wrongful…

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