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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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Burglary Ring Targets Nursing Homes

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Theft in nursing homes is always a concern, but a band of burglars has taken it to a new level, hitting long-term care facilities in six states. An organized gang of thieves – believed to be all male – dress as female nurses and walk into nursing homes when residents are typically out of their…

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Resident-on-Resident Violence in Nursing Homes

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When 81-year-old William Leo McDougall was charged with one felony count of murder after beating his 94-year-old roommate over the head with a metal clothing rod, the case helped to expose a growing epidemic of resident-on-resident violence in nursing homes. Imagine being attacked in your own home and never knowing when it will happen again.…

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Stability Control Systems to Be Required on Tractor Trailer Trucks

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In the latest attempt to keep roads safe for motorists, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Agency is currently awaiting approval on a proposed bill to require stability control systems on tractors. Responsible for 304 deaths and 2,738 injuries a year, rollover and loss-of-control crashes caused by unstable tractor trailer trucks are extremely dangerous. They…

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