California Nursing Home Settlements Subject To...

California Nursing Home Settlements Subject To One-Year Moratorium on Medicare...

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If a litigant received medical care paid for by Medicare and related to the injury claimed in a lawsuit, the litigant is required to pay Medicare back for those services if they prevail by settlement or jury award. So, the typical nursing home patient suing under the Elder Abuse Act for Neglect likely received medical […]

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California Understaffing Lawsuit Settled for $62.8 Million dollars.

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I previously reported on the unprecedented Skilled Healthcare verdict relating to chronic under-staffing in 22 nursing homes over a 6 year period. The jury awarded the members of the class $677,000,000, a figure derived by multiplying a $500 statutory penalty times the number of days each of the 22 facilities were proven to be staffed […]

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Los Angeles Elder Care Home Loses Elderly Woman; Found in...

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How does an elderly demented woman get locked in a retirement home walk-in freezer? According to news reports a 94 year old resident of Silverado Senior Living, in Calabasas, California went “missing” and was found in the walk-in freezer. Seriously, how does that happen? These facilities have lots of kitchen staff. Did no one see […]

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