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Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence if I Signed an Arbitration Agreement?

By Lance Brown & Associates |

It has become common practice for nursing home contracts (as well as contracts for many other consumer services) to include a provision requiring the resident and their family to handle any future dispute with arbitration rather than via lawsuit.  These arbitration clauses require an individual to waive their right to file a lawsuit for… Read More »

Care Worker Mistreating Elderly Man

Authorities Investigating Multiple Claims of Abuse at New Jersey Nursing Home

By Lance Brown & Associates |

When our loved ones reach a certain age, there often comes a point when they require more regular monitoring and easy access to medical services than we can provide in our homes.  Many people entrust the care of their elderly loved ones to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, with the understanding that our… Read More »

Asian doctor helping elder woman with walker in hospital hallway

Suing a Nursing Home for a Fall—Who Do I Sue?

By Lance Brown & Associates |

Slip and fall accidents can have serious health consequences for victims of any age, but they can be especially devastating for the elderly. Often, residents of nursing homes have additional health concerns that can make them even more vulnerable to falling than the average senior citizen, as well as slower to make a full… Read More »

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 »

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