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DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Raises More Questions

On August 24, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, sent a letter to doctors announcing a recall of two of their hip replacement systems, the ASR XL Acetabular System, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Why? Because they have a higher-than-usual failure rates, causing people to have to have second surgeries to replace …

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The Affordable Health Care For America Act

The Affordable Health Care For America Act,  passed by the US House of Representatives this past Saturday evening  contained several provisions extremely beneficial to the elderly, and  in particular the elderly who reside in nursing homes.  These provisions included: The Nursing Home Transparency Act; A requirement that long-term care workers undergo criminal background checks ; …

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Omnicare Will Settle Kickback Cases for $98M

Health care fraud affects the elderly.  Mariner Health Care and SavaSenior Care, two related Atlanta based nursing home chains, and the men that run them, are being investigated for illegal kickbacks.  Click and read. http://www.wtop.com/?nid=111&sid=1802392

President Obama has made the case that our current health care system is broken, and reform is needed to lower costs and cover the uninsured.

Of particular interest to nursing home lawyers like me, who fight every day for the rights of elderly in long term care facilities, are the President’s comments regarding medical malpractice.  Many people are not aware that so-called “tort reform” would directly impact the ability of elderly who are abused and neglected in nursing homes to …

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