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Cameras Prohibited in Many Nursing Homes… What’s Being Hidden?

A bill making its way through the Maryland House of Delegates would require nursing homes to give people the choice of installing cameras that the patients or their families would pay for themselves.  The partners of HensonFuerst’s Nursing Home Litigation Division endorse this bill-of-choice and encourage viewers to this blog to voice their support by …

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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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HensonFuerst Nursing Home Client’s Plight Profiled by News Media

“In a front page story on Christmas Eve in the Raleigh News & Observer titled: Nursing-Home Records Closed Off; Bush Administration Changes are Sharply Criticized by Patient Advocates” attention was brought to recent changes in federal rules that prevent or severely hinder access to patient information.”  Click HERE to read the entire News & Observer …

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New Rule Adversely Impacts Nursing Home Residents and Those That Advocate on Their Behalf

  From Anne Duvoisin, Attorney/Partner, HensonFuerst Nursing Home Practice: “45 CFR Part 2, “Testimony by Employees and the Production of Documents in Proceedings Where the United States Is Not a Party,” passed without comment by the Bush administration in its waning hours, will substantially and adversely impact nursing home residents and those that advocate on …

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The Nursing Home Transparency Act is Now Pending Before Congress

From Anne Duvoisin, Attorney/Partner, HensonFuerst Nursing Home Practice: “The Nursing Home Transparency Act is now pending before Congress. Blog viewers are encouraged to review the full bill via the link below, and they are strongly encouraged to contact their Congressional delegates in the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives to urge this …

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November Elections May Open Door to Changes in Mandatory Arbitration Provisions

Given the recent election results, many experts are now thinking that there may be enough votes in the legislature and executive branches to pass a bill that will prohibit Mandatory Binding Arbitration.  This would be a welcome protection for residents of nursing homes and long term care facilities, who are often the unfortunate victims of …

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Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act bill proposed

On April 9, 2008, Senator Mel Martinez, proposed legislation that provides that a pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreement between a long-term care facility and a resident shall not be enforceable or valid.  Such legislation is critical to protecting the legal rights of residents and their families.  This is perhaps one of the most important bills in …

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