California Nursing Home Verdict $29 Million...

California Nursing Home Verdict $29 Million in Elder Death

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This month, in a case that illustrates the strong correlation between the level and quality of care a nursing home patient receives and the direct care staff available at a facility, Judge Roland Candee, a Sacramento Superior Court upheld a jury verdict of $29 million against Horizon, a company that owns 33 nursing homes in […]

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California Nursing Homes Remain Understaffed Despite Additional Funding

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Since the California Legislature enacted the Medi-Cal Long Term Care Reimbursement Act (AB 1629) in 2004, two major reports have evaluated its impact on the quality of care in nursing homes. The first study was put out in April 1, 2008 by the UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. According to these authors, the […]

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California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Achieve Unprecedented Verdict – over...

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A nursing home operator can no longer hide behind the perceived “nominal” threat embodied in California law relating to Violations of Residents Rights. Today, in an unprecedented verdict, a Humboldt County jury found in favor of nursing home residents and against Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. and its subsidiary, Skilled Healthcare, LLC relating to its pattern […]

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