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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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Understaffing – A Subtle Form of Elder Abuse and Neglect

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, it’s why it happened. Oftentimes, the severity of an…

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Is It Borderline? How To Know If It’s Elder Abuse When Accidents Happen.

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 have been given physical restraints, chemical restraints, or…

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Granny Cams – If Given The Option, Yes, You Should Install One

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 Texas have recently enacted laws that mandate that senior communities…

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Largest California Class Action Settlement

The class action suit representing California UPS workers that led the Consumer Attorneys of California to name Wendy York a Finalist for 2007 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award. Transcript INTERVIEW ABOUT THE UPS WAGE AND HOUR CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT OF $87 MILLION DOLLARS INTERVIEWOR: For years, shipping giant UPS had a dark secret. One…

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Investigator Sues CHP Commissioner

Investigator Sues CHP Commissioner Wendy York is interviewed regarding the claims of corruption within the CHP that her client, an Assistant CHP Chief, is making against the Commissioner. KGO-TV ABC 7 Video Transcript ABC NEWS REPORT ABOUT THE CHP WHISTLEBLOWER CASE REPORTER I: Allegations of corruption at the highest levels of the California Highway Patrol.…

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Minor Crash, Minor Cash

A seventeen minute Anderson Cooper 360 segment that aired on CNN on Feb. 7, 2007 reporting on an 18-month investigation of insurance companies refusing to fairly compensate people for injuries suffered in minor impact auto accidents.

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Nursing Home Neglect Case

Nursing Home Neglect Case A recap by Consumer Attorneys of California of a nursing home neglect case that made Wendy York a Finalist for 2006 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award. Interview Transcript INTERVIEW ABOUT NURSING HOME NEGLECT/ABUSE CASE IN CALIFORNIA INTERVIEWOR: Wendy York protects those in our community who need it most – the…

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Firehouse Gone Wild

Firehouse Gone Wild A feature story regarding the current trend in sex scandals and misconduct in America’s fire departments. INTERVIEW RE FIREHOUSE GONE WILD REPORTER: Noticed the number of stories about firehouse antics in the past few months. It is like heroes gone wild but when you dig deeper like we did – it boils…

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