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Did You Sign Up For Binding Arbitration?

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. Here’s a common situation: When you or your loved one were admitted to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, you were probably given a stack of papers to sign. I’ve seen some cases where clients had to sign 100…

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Contractures Are Usually Signs Of Neglect

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. You might have been in a skilled nursing or rehab facility and seen a resident with a hand curled up or an arm contorted into the side of their body. These seniors have what are known as “contractures” which are…

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Arbitration is not Your Friend

Arbitration is not Your Friend I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. 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…

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Can the Consumer Ever Win? Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Homes

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…

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New Cause of Action Against Nursing Homes | York Law Corp

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 an action against nursing homes, The Kane Center in Allegheny County, Pa., for Mrs. Daniels’s fatal case of sepsis caused by neglect,…

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Hospital Errors

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…

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Insurance Warning

Insurance Warning Do You Know Your Rights? Insurance Warning – 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…

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FDA Pulls Hydroxycut

FDA Pulls Hydroxycut Weight Loss Product Causes Liver Damage and Other Health Problems FDA Pulls Hydroxycut – 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…

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“Tort Deform” of Insurance Companies

“Tort Deform” of Insurance Companies 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…

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GM & Chrysler

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…

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