Category: nursing home

Americans Against Limiting Non-Economic Damages TRIPP LAW FIRM - PERSONAL INJURY LAW

Americans Against Limiting Non-Economic Damages

According to a recent poll, many Americans are AGAINST limiting non-economic damages in both Medical Negligence and Nursing Home lawsuits!   NATIONAL—The Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released data from phone polls conducted in late March 2017 on the topic of H.R. 1215, a House bill that will be voted on in the next several…

STANDING UP FOR SENIORS | NURSING HOME | Civil suits uncover abuses at nursing homes | American Association for Justice

NATIONAL – In a recent blog at LawyersUSA (10/8), Kimberly Atkins wrote, “Civil suits help uncover abuses by nursing home and insurance companies, according to a new report by the American Association for Justice. Where regulatory and legislative bodies have been unable to cope with this distressing rise of neglect and abuse of our elderly, the…

NOT PAYING OVERTIME | Could cost MILLIONS of DOLLARS | Employees | BACK PAY

NATIONAL – According to The New York Times (8/10, A15, Pear) reports, “The Obama administration is investigating pay practices throughout the health care industry after finding that many hospitals and nursing homes do not pay proper overtime to nurses and other employees who work more than 40 hours a week.” Many “hospitals around the country…

JURY VERDICT | $29.1 million in damages over nursing home death | 28 million in punitive damages

NATIONAL – Recently a jury has awarded $29.1 million in damages against a nursing home. The jury found the nursing home staff guilty of elder abuse in the death of the plaintiff. In response to “hearing testimony about the company’s finances,” jurors determined the companies should pay $28 million in punitive damages to the plaintiff’s estate…