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Recent Blog Posts

Preventing Elder Abuse: Know the Signs

By Lance Brown & Associates |

Elder abuse perpetrated in nursing homes and assisted care facilities is a nightmare for both the victim and their family. Cases of this variety of medical malpractice and neglect can involve a host of different emotions on the part of family members responsible for the victim, ranging from guilt and feelings of latent culpability… Read More »

Massachussetts Nursing Home Abuse

Hidden Cameras Catch Nursing Home Abuse in New York, While Elder Abusers in Massachusetts Film Themselves

By Lance Brown & Associates |

Seventeen workers at a Buffalo nursing home have been arrested after hidden cameras revealed a pattern of neglect. In an even more bizarre scenario, two former workers charged with abuse in a Framingham, Massachusetts assisted-living facility provided their own evidence against themselves, in the form of cell phone videos. A slew of misdemeanor and… Read More »

Pennsylvania Protective Order Law

Pennsylvania Enacts Protective Order Law for Sexual Assault Victims Similar to New Jersey Restraining Order Law

By Lance Brown & Associates |

Pennsylvania’s Sexual Violence Victim Protection Act was signed into law last month. The law gives victims of sexual assault the ability to obtain a restraining order against their alleged abuser, similar to the Protection From Abuse (PFA) order Pennsylvania law (23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 61) allows for victims of domestic violence. The Pennsylvania law is similar… Read More »

Restraining order on Holiday

Woman Denied Temporary Restraining Order Due to President’s Day Holiday Sues East Orange Police Department Over Death of Infant

By Lance Brown & Associates |

In early 2010, a little more than two years into an abusive relationship and after giving birth to a baby girl, Venetta Benjamin moved out of the apartment she shared with Abdur-Raheem, the child’s father, and informed him that she was ending the relationship, despite his threats to kill her if she tried to… Read More »

New Jersey Nursing Homes

Understaffing at Hospitals and Nursing Homes A Bigger Issue than Pay Increase, According to Recent Poll of New Jersey Nurses

By Lance Brown & Associates |

In a telephone survey of 500 New Jersey nurses conducted last November, 44% were able to relate occasions when they were not able to provide adequate care to their patients due to an overwhelming patient caseload. 43% of respondents indicated that staffing shortages have only been growing in recent years, and only 9% felt… Read More »

New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse

Bills to Fight Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in New Jersey to be Reintroduced to Legislature

By Lance Brown & Associates |

Last year the New Jersey Legislature had the opportunity to enact a couple of measures addressing the problem of abuse and neglect in residential care centers of people with developmental disabilities. Those measures failed to pass in the 215th Legislature, but plans are already underway to reintroduce them in the 216th Legislature when it… Read More »

New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect

Bedsores Study Could Be Mixed Blessing for Prevention of Nursing Home Neglect in New Jersey

By Lance Brown & Associates |

The results of a study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that nursing home patients who are confined to their bed may not have to be turned as often to prevent them from developing bedsores. An unintended consequence of this… Read More »

New Jersey Divorse

A Domestic Violence TRO Can Impact the Outcome of a Divorce in New Jersey Family Court

By Lance Brown & Associates |

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued due to an allegation of domestic violence can have several immediate negative effects on the person subject to the order, including being ordered to move out of the house, prohibited from having contact with his or her children, and prohibited from possessing a firearm. In addition, if you… Read More »

Nursing Home Neglect

Find Quality Care Free of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse: Medicare Website Offers Useful Tool in Comparing and Selecting a Nursing Home

By Lance Brown & Associates |

There are 364 nursing homes currently operating in New Jersey, according to Nursing Home Compare, a powerful tool available on the website for Medicare. This online tool allows you to locate nursing homes by zip code, city or state. You can then select up to three nursing homes at a time and compare them… Read More »

CFPB to Card Act

CFPB to CARD Act: Thank You for Saving Consumers Billions of Dollars

By Lance Brown & Associates |

The newly-created Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB) recently reported on the effect of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) on the cost of consumer credit. According to the CFPB, the Act has saved borrowers $4 billion in fees that they would have paid had the law not been… Read More »

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