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A Mannford, Oklahoma woman, Diana Harris, is suing Cimarron Pointe Care Center and one of its contractors for wrongful termination after she reported abuse and neglect of the nursing facility’s residents. In the lawsuit, Harris said she worked as a housekeeper at the facility for three months and was paid by Health Care Services Group, …

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The HensonFuerst Nursing Home Abuse Team Applauds California Legislators

A measure to confront the failing quality of care in nursing homes created by the lack of transparency in the ownership and management structure of these facilities recently passed the California Assembly on an overwhelming 77-0 vote. It would require each licensee of a skilled nursing facility to disclose with each abbreviated contract of admission …

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North Carolina House of Representatives Aims to Help the Injured Win Lawsuits

The NC House passed a bill this week that could affect whether someone hurt in an accident can recover damages. The bill would eliminate a doctrine that says a person who contributes, however slightly, to his or her injury cannot collect a dime from others whose negligence caused the injury. North Carolina is one of …

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Your Support is Needed; No Forced Arbitration for Nursing Home Patients!

The bipartisan Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 will prevent nursing homes from deliberately hiding clauses within the fine print of contracts that force seniors to surrender their right to trial by jury and enter an unfair and one-sided mandatory binding arbitration process. The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 will …

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