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 civil justice system has stepped into the breach,”
‘Standing Up For Seniors: How the Civil Justice System Protects Elderly Americans – The report “outlines how, through litigation, trial attorneys across the country have uncovered evidence of corporate programs aimed at terminating seniors’ benefits as well as evidence of nursing home abuse and neglect.”
The report covers the following topics:
  • Chemical Restraints
  • Forced Arbitration
  • Insurance Denials
  • Neglect
  • Bed Rail Deaths
  • Scams
  • Abuse
  • Medical Errors
 To read the entire report click on the link: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xbcr/justice/StandingUpForSeniors.pdf

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