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Premises Liability, Part 2: Injuries in Nursing Homes

When a loved one is living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you have an expectation that they will be taken care of. That’s what the home is there for, right? And yet, tragically, it seems like every day we hear horrible stories of neglect and abuse of elders in homes across the United States. All too often, these facilities cut corners and fail to meet their responsibilities to keep our loved ones safe and secure. This corner cutting can lead to injuries for visitors and residents alike. Nursing home abuse, neglect and injuries often fall under the legal umbrella of premises liability, which operates on the theory of negligence (as do most personal injury cases). In order to show that a nursing home was negligent, there are some elements that must be proven: The nursing home created a hazard on the premise Management knew about the hazard…
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Why Are More Seniors Falling Victim to Financial Abuse?

Did you know that elder financial abuse has gone up over the past few years? One study estimates that 37 percent of all seniors have experienced financial abuse—that’s up 17 percent from a 2014 study! So, what’s causing this increase? Our Georgia elder abuse attorneys have some ideas. Are More Seniors Becoming Victims of Financial Abuse? The population of seniors in this country is climbing, which is also affecting the number of people falling victim to elder financial abuse. Criminals are taking advantage of the wider pool of victims, but they are also using the changing times to victimize seniors. When this new generation of seniors was younger, they didn’t have to worry about robo calls and phone scammers. Almost all of these old phone calls were from a friend or family members, but times have changed. Scammers are calling and pretending to be IRS representatives, utility companies, and tech…
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Will New HHS Rules Protect Senior Citizens from Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is becoming more and more common in our area every year. Recently, we brought you the news of local nursing home management company New Beginnings and the closing of several of its nursing homes. Government officials said they found substandard conditions and abuse at these facilities and they have continued to shutdown many of those operations, but why haven’t we heard about these conditions before the government got involved? Will New Rules Help Stop Nursing Home Abuse? There’s a little dirty secret in the nursing home industry, and you probably wouldn’t know about it unless you tried to sue a nursing home for abuse or neglect. This secret is called the forced arbitration clause, and it’s allowing nursing homes to get away with murder. You see, a forced arbitration clause strips you of your constitutional right to take a party that wronged you to court. Instead, you…
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