Yearly Archives: 2011

Trucking Industry Lobbies Harder for Dangerous Trucking Legislation

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The American Trucking Associations spent nearly $400,000 lobbying the United States federal government from April 2011 to June 2011. Increasing its three-month lobbying budget by nearly $100,000, the ATA used its considerable bulk to pressure the federal government to support unsafe, and even deadly, trucking legislation that as an experienced truck accident attorney I believe…

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Proposed Legislation Would Allow Nursing Home Staff to Administer Painkillers without Prescriptions

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Newly proposed legislation could soon allow nurses in nursing homes to administer controlled substance painkillers to residents when acting on a physician’s verbal orders. The legislation comes despite increasing numbers of nursing home residents who have been killed because of poorly administered, or over-administered, painkillers. (more…)

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Preventing Falls in Nursing Homes

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Each year, it is estimated that 1 out of 3 adults ages 65 and older falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries that result in death. In nursing home residents, falls are the leading cause of injury. Even when the fall does not result in injury, most elderly people who fall develop an acute…

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Illegal Nursing Home Evictions on the Rise

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In an illegal, but growing, new trend, nursing home residents are returning from emergency hospital stays only to find that they are denied re-admittance into their long-term care nursing home facility. Left homeless, many are then forced to seek attorney representation and wait in the hospital until a new placement can be found. This often…

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Uninsured Nursing Home Found Guilty of Elder Abuse Declares Bankruptcy Before Jury Returns With Damages

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SAN GABRIEL, CALIF. (Oct. 1, 2011) --- An uninsured skilled nursing home operator was found liable yesterday of abusing an elderly resident. After the jury returned a verdict that would have led to a $1.5 million liability and an expected punitive damage verdict in the range of $20 million soon to follow, Erwin Cablayan, shareholder…

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Tired Truckers Often Cause Truck Accidents

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Overtired truck drivers are one of the major causes of truck accidents on our streets and highways. As truck accident attorneys, Garcia & Artigliere have handled many truck accident cases in which overtired truckers resulted in truck accidents and big rig crashes. To combat some of the dangers presented by exhausted truck drivers with ongoing…

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