Can the Consumer Ever Win? Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Homes

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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New Cause of Action Against Nursing Homes

Civil Rights Violations in Nursing Homes are Now Recognized Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 According to a recent article posted on Law.com, the estate of Melvinteen Daniels brought a suit against the nursing home, The Kane Center in Allegheny County, Pa., for Mrs. Daniels fatal case of sepsis caused by neglect, malnourishment and bed sores. …

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Hospital Errors

The Dirty Little Secret Hospitals Don’t Want You to Know Experts estimate that 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year.  Also, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that an additional 99,000 patients a year die from hospital-acquired infections. More Americans die each month from preventable medical injuries than died in the…

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Insurance Warning

Do You Know Your Rights? According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, there were 188,551 collisions on state highways in 2007.  Of the 188,551 collisions, 184994 resulted in injury.  Following these collisions, most vehicle owners report the accident to their insurance company and have their vehicles repaired.  Once the vehicle…

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FDA Pulls Hydroxycut

Weight Loss Product Causes Liver Damage and Other Health Problems On May 1, 2009, lovate Health Sciences, the Canadian based maker of Hydroxycut issued a recall due to the harmful side effects if its product.  The FDA reports that due to the use of Hydroxycut, there have been dozens of cases of liver damage, jaundice,…

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Insurance Companies and their “Tort Deform”

Their Actions Should be a McCrime Do you remember the infamous McDonald’s coffee case in 1992? Many people think that they know the story but the truth is that what you know or remember is probably wrong. Insurance companies are thrilled that what you know or think you know is wrong because it means that…

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GM & Chrysler

Bankrupt and No Longer Liable for Injuries or Death from Defective Products from Pre-Bankruptcy Days In what seems a futile attempt to save the crumbling economy, the U.S. poured a great deal of tax dollars to keep the auto-industry afloat.  The car company GM received $49.8 billion dollars and Chrysler received $15.5 billion.  In addition,…

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