HensonFuerst Partner Anne Duvoisin Speaks at the AAJ Litigation Seminar

HensonFuerst Partner Anne Duvoisin was a speaker at the American Advocates for Justice nursing home litigation seminar in Chicago, Illinois this past weekend.  Her topic related to nursing home ownership transparency and accountability.  For a complete listing of seminar topics , click on the link below: Agenda

Everhart v. O'Charley's

Our  Court of Appeals upheld a punitive damages award against a business for putting self-protection from litigation ahead of customer safety as a matter of policy.  In so holding, the Court wrote: “This evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to Ms.Everhart, shows that, although Mr. Witherspoon knew Ms. Everharthad ingested some unknown substance that …

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More on Tort Reform

More on tort reform.  The New England Journal of Medicine has come out with a refreshing article – suggesting that under certain circumstances health care providers, including doctors, should be held accountable for their mistakes.  See the link.  In these times, when most persons injured by medical neglect are not compensated for their injuries,  it …

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More Ideas on Tort Reform

During my years of suing nursing home operators for patient neglect and abuse, I’ve learned to follow the money:  When I have followed the money, I’ve learned that too much of it goes in owners’ pockets and too little of it is spent on patient care and care provider salaries.  I’ve also learned that owners …

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Tort Reform

Tort Reform.  How should North Carolina law be revamped so that it would be fairer to the average Joe, rather than the corporations and their CEOs who seem to benefit most from attacks on the court system. One way that tort law could be reformed in our state to better serve and protect our citizens …

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Putman vs. Wenatchee Medical Center

The Washington State Supreme Court rendered a decision recently that will significantly improve the ability of someone in that state who is abused or neglected in a nursing home to hold the facility operators accountable for the abuse.  In Putman vs. Wenatchee Medical Center, the Court struck down and held unconstitutional the rule requiring a …

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“More than a dozen agencies joined the search for 62-year-old Annie Langley Monday after she was reported missing from Primrose Villa Retirement Community in Angier.Langley is the second resident of the facility, at 431 Junny Road, to be the subject of a Silver Alert this year. In February, 85-year-old Carrie C. Evans wandered away. She …

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