California Nursing Home’s Lack of Insurance Does Not Deter Suit

California Nursing Home’s Lack of Insurance Does Not Deter Suit

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I have blogged more than once on the issue of liability insurance for nursing home neglect. There is no requirement that nursing homes carry liability insurance, even if they receive state and federal funding. Some nursing homes chose not to carry insurance, hoping that the lack of insurance will keep them from being sued. In […]

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Largest California Nursing Home Verdict Likely to Settle for $50,000,000

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Although the jury awarded $677,000,000 in damages to residents residing in 22 nursing homes owned and operated by Skilled Healthcare Group, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office announced that a settlement agreement is pending before Hon. Judge Watson for September 10, 2010. The comprehensive agreement includes an injunction against the defendants, which requires them to […]

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Nursing Home Operator Who Siphoned Money for Patient Care Ordered to Pay; But Will He?

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As Abraham Lincoln once said, “A man who represents himself has a fool for a client“. George D. Houser, operator of 3 Georgia Nursing Homes, has been ordered to pay 43.5 Million in wrongful death damages to the family of 80 year old Morris Ellison. Mr. Ellison was neglected, suffered a malnutrition, dehydration, a broken […]

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