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FDA Needs Subpoena Power

In light of the a new FDA rule that says that some Class III medical devices approved during the 1970’s must now prove their safety, here at HensonFuerst we believe that these and many other outdated yet approved devices are receiving not only an unjust loophole, but also an unsafe one under the Riegel v. …

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Two Former Nurse's Aides Indicted for Abuse at Madison Manor

Two former Nurse’s aides, Amanda Sallee and Valerie Lamb, were indicted Thursday by a Madison County grand jury for abuse or neglect of an adult in connection with the videotaped abuse of a former resident.  The incident occurred at Madison Manor in Richmond, KY, which is a part of Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Sallee’s indictment accuses …

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Senior Abuse, Neglect Bill Passes After Four Years in West Virginia

After four years, Delegate Dave Perry’s bill to make crime of abusing or neglecting an incapacitated adult a more serious offense in West Virginia has finally passed.  There were seven or eight revisions, and even an effort made by fellow delegate John Overington.  Eventually a final version was sent to Governor Joe Manchin stating that any caregiver who …

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Nursing Home Operator Britthaven Liable for $300,000 in Back Pay to Discriminated Employees

Kinston-based Britthaven, a major owner and operator of nursing home and assisted living facilities in North Carolina, will pay $300,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency recently announced.  The EEOC had charged that Britthaven had, since at least 2002, subjected pregnant employees to different …

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Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents Subject to Assault

Residents of a Michigan nursing home suffered repeated physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their fellow residents in 2006-07, a pattern of violence that nursing home management failed to stem or report, Michigan state officials alleged. Abuses uncovered at Tendercare Health Center-Birchwood, 2950 LaFrainer Road in Garfield Township, resulted in fines and prompted …

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In Memoriam

The HensonFuerst family extends its deepest and most profound sympathies to the families of Sunday’s massacre of eight innocent residents at the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center, 801 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, North Carolina—a 110-bed rehabilitation, nursing and Alzheimer’s care facility.  As many blog viewers now know, a lone gunman, whom police have identified as Robert …

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John Hope Franklin, Famed Historian Who Devoted His Life to Fighting Racism and Documenting African American History, Dies at Age 94

Throughout his entire life, John Hope Franklin was an advocate for those needing a voice.  In addition to his lifelong efforts to promote racial equality, his footsteps in history show us that even as we age, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of others.  Aging never slowed down Mr. Franklin, who continued his …

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