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New Jersey – Kindred Hospital Candida Auris Outbreak?

New Jersey – Kindred Hospital Candida Auris Outbreak?

Twice in 2019 the United States faced deadly outbreaks of Candida Auris, one in New York and one in Southern California. With small clusters in other states, New Jersey largely dodged a bullet last year. This year, it appears there is at least one case of this deadly fungus in New Jersey,...


Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

Florida Nursing Homes Want Coronavirus Immunity... A Really Bad Idea

With millions of Floridians scared about COVID-19, nursing home lobbyists are using the pandemic to press Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for immunity from lawsuits and even criminal prosecution. So far 16 states have already caved to the pressure from well paid healthcare...

Are New York Nursing Homes Death Pits? Coronavirus Post

Are New York Nursing Homes Death Pits? Coronavirus Post

[Post Updated April 29 to include information about New York's new immunity law shielding negligent nursing homes.] Last week the New York Times called nursing homes “death pits.” Already 10,000 nursing home patients, almost all of them elderly, died in the United States. Hundreds are...

Wisconsin Won’t Say Which Nursing Homes Hit by Coronavirus

Wisconsin Won’t Say Which Nursing Homes Hit by Coronavirus

Almost 7,000 nursing home residents in the United States have died from coronavirus related complications. The New York Times calls them “death pits.” Couple that with the inability of family members to visit loved ones and you have the perfect storm. One that is inexcusable.
Many...

Nursing Homes & Coronavirus - Keeping Families Safe

Nursing Homes & Coronavirus - Keeping Families Safe

[Post updated April 18, 2020] When this post was first written one month ago, there were just 60 coronavirus deaths in the United States. Worldwide, an estimated 159,000 people have been infected (although many believe that number is underreported as some folks with the virus are asymptomatic)....

Texas Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyers

Texas Nursing Home Bedsore Lawyers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that one in ten nursing home patients will develop a bedsore. That is a terrible statistic considering bedsores are 100% preventable given proper care.
A national nursing home patient survey conducted several years ago...

Illinois Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Illinois Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Deciding that a parent or loved one needs to be placed in an elder care facility can be agonizing. Often they don’t want to go, fearing they’re giving up their independence and handing over their fate to unknown nurses and staff at private facilities. And you don’t want to lose...

Westfield Center - Nursing Home Neglect Investigation

Westfield Center - Nursing Home Neglect Investigation

Mahany Law Launches Investigation of Genesis HealthCare Westfield Center Less than three years ago, Genesis Healthcare agreed to pay the Justice Department a record $53 million to settle charges that the company committed Medicare fraud by providing “medically unnecessary therapy and hospice...

Florida Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Florida Nursing Homes Worst Offenders

Caring for the elderly can be a difficult, thankless job. Many elderly nursing home residents require around-the-clock monitoring and well-trained staff to protect them from harming themselves or others. Nursing staff are humans and can make mistakes, which is why strict protocols need to be put in...