Month: February 2009

A Recent Department of Health and Human Services Report Indicates that 94% of America's Nursing Homes Have Been Cited for Violating Federal Health and Safety Standards.

But perhaps even more disturbing, however, is a study by Consumer Reports that found that state regulators fined only 50% of nursing homes whose misconduct warranted fines. Make no mistake about it—pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, and falls in nursing homes are not the inevitable consequence of old age and ill health.  They are, all too …

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According to Members of Congress, Peanut Corporation of America Shipped Peanut Products from its Plants to Schools, Nursing Homes and Food Processors, Even After Getting Lab Tests Showing Salmonella Contamination

Further disturbing news revealed inspections showed the company had not only several tests that showed salmonella contamination but also cockroaches, a leaky roof and filthy equipment, the FDA has said. Viewers to this HensonFuerst Nursing Home blog were alerted in January to the salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter & peanut paste shipped to nursing homes from …

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The HensonFuerst Nursing Home Litigation Team Encourages Fellow Attorneys to Show their Support for the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009

Congressman Henry “Hank” Johnson is set to introduce the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 this week.  Please call your Member of Congress TODAY and ask them to be an original cosponsor of the bill.  The Arbitration Fairness Act would prohibit the enforcement of binding mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer, employment, and franchisee contracts.  Click to …

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Local Plant With Connection to Salmonella Remains Closed; Extent of Outbreak Remains Unclear

Peanut butter paste from a Cary, North Carolina, cracker factory owned by the Kellogg Company’s Austin Quality Foods division has been found to contain the same strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 500 people, including North Carolinians. As deaths have been attributed to this salmonella outbreak, blog viewers are encouraged to remain especially …

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