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Stepmothers and Estate Fights

Stepmothers and Estate Fights

The evil stepmother is one of the most ancient of literary tropes – think “Cinderella” – and certainly many stepmothers don’t fit the stereotype. However, when it comes to estate battles, there’s no question many involve stepmothers vs. stepchildren.
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Family Sues Nursing Home Over Facebook Video

Family Sues Nursing Home Over Facebook Video

It’s no secret that people post all sorts of inappropriate things on Facebook. It’s even more mind-boggling that people will post items showing them engaging in possible criminal activity. Yet that’s exactly what happened when employees of the Holland Home in South Holland,...



Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Seldom Report Abuse

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Seldom Report Abuse

Nursing homes have been under increasing scrutiny over the last few years. With several high-profile cases of sexual abuse and deadly neglect making prominent news headlines, nursing home facilities still often remain under the radar for government investigations.
One of the biggest problems...

NJ Charges Four in Separate Patient Thefts

NJ Charges Four in Separate Patient Thefts

Elders who are convalescing in nursing homes or who require home care have lots on their minds. It is certainly a stressful time for many. One thing they should never have to worry about is theft. Unfortunately, elderly and bed ridden patients are a prime target of thieves.
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Nurse Charged with Neglect Death of Patient

Nurse Charged with Neglect Death of Patient

(Reader discretion advised) A 30-year-old nurse has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, tampering and neglect of a care dependent person by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. The charges stem from the horrific death of an 84-year-old nursing home patient in Upper Roxborough,...