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Patient Suffers Brain Injury from Hospital Fall

Patient Suffers Brain Injury from Hospital Fall

On September 27, 2016, Ollie Jo Edmondson’s life abruptly changed forever. Neither she nor her family could have imagined that a simple visit to the hospital for a non-life-threatening illness would take such a drastic turn.
Our story begins on September 26th. On that day, Ms. Edmondson...


Can a Lawyer Write Himself into a Will?

Can a Lawyer Write Himself into a Will?

Can a lawyer write himself into a loved one’s will? That is the question being asked in Michigan by the heirs of Bobby Mardigan, the Michigan State Bar and the state’s Attorney Grievance Commission.
At the center of the controversy is attorney Mark Papazian. Heirs of the late Mr....


Nursing Home Rapist Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

Nursing Home Rapist Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

When nursing home residents show signs of dementia, they become easy targets for predators. After all, who will believe them if they complain? Fortunately, in the case of 58-year-old nursing home aide Luis Gomez, the truth, nevertheless, came out, and he is now going to prison for 23 years, for...

When Can You Contest a Will?

When Can You Contest a Will?

When someone passes away and leaves behind a Last Will and Testament, this document details how the deceased’s property is to be distributed and who is to be charged with settling their estate.
Sometimes, relatives do not believe the will reflects the deceased’s last wishes or...

ER Doctors on the Lookout for Elder Abuse

ER Doctors on the Lookout for Elder Abuse

Nursing home abuse gets the most publicity, but elderly people living at home or in the homes of family members or caregivers are equally vulnerable to abuse.
These individuals may find themselves in even greater danger than their nursing home contemporaries, because the very family members...

Genesis HealthCare – Nursing Home Abuse and Fraud Information

Genesis HealthCare – Nursing Home Abuse and Fraud Information

Genesis HealthCare is considered the largest provider of nursing home care in the United States. With 450 facilities in 30 states, the company provides short stay, long term care, memory support, orthopedic rehabilitation, dialysis care and assisted living services.
Genesis’ website...