Arbitration Is Not Your Friend

January 9, 2020

On its surface, the idea of using arbitration to resolve a dispute may seem like a good idea. On one side is a corporation that owns a chain of skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes, and on the other side is you and your family with a problem. You believe that your relative or loved…

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Polypharmacy Is Also Elder Abuse

January 7, 2020

As we age, medical problems often crop up, and as a result, most of us receive and fill more prescriptions. At the point when someone is admitted to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, it’s not at all unusual for them to have five or even 10 different active prescriptions. The most common ones…

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Classic Signs of Elder Neglect

January 2, 2020

If you are offended by graphic descriptions or images, please turn off this video or read no further. I apologize in advance to anyone who might find the following information distasteful but there is no other way for me to convey this information without getting into some important and graphic details. York Law Firm gets…

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Yes, You Should Install A Granny Cam

December 31, 2019

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 must…

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Cover-Ups Won’t Work

December 30, 2019

I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. 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…

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Is It Borderline?

December 26, 2019
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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 have…

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Do I Have A Case?

December 26, 2019
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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 hygiene Being left in wet or dirty briefs Unavailable caregivers Caregivers who don’t respond to alerts…

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Watch Out For Residential Care Facilities That Accept Aggressive Residents

December 28, 2017
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Your Mom or Dad Could Become a Victim The Residential Care Facility for the Elderly industry is becoming big business in their quest to fill beds.  And often times their quest to fill beds is to the detriment of other residents safety.  In a recent story out of Florida, an assisted living facility accepted a…

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Physical and Chemical Restraints – Friend or Foe?

November 7, 2016
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Physical and Chemical Restraints – Friend or Foe?Physical and Chemical Restraints Dangerous to Nursing Home Patients It is a common practice among nursing homes today to use restraints, both physical and chemical, to medically treat a patient.  Not all restraints are illegal, as there are proper as well as improper uses of restraints.  Restraints are…

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Can the Consumer Ever Win? Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Homes

October 30, 2016
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Somewhere in your cell phone or credit card contract, buried in the fine print is a mandatory arbitration clause which waives your right to a jury trial and instead binds you to arbitration if there is ever a dispute.  You may not have known that you have waived your right to hold a corporation accountable…

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