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Location Matters! A Survey of Nearly 7,000 Home Health Care Providers, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes Revealed Stark Differences in Cost for Long-Term Care Services Based on Geographic Location

The most significant difference between locations was the hourly wage of Home Health Aides (HHAs), causing consumers in the most expensive markets to spend nearly seven times more than those in the least expensive markets. In addition to HHAs, the cost of nursing home care differed greatly across the country. For example, residents of Lafayette, …

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A Recent Department of Health and Human Services Report Indicates that 94% of America's Nursing Homes Have Been Cited for Violating Federal Health and Safety Standards.

But perhaps even more disturbing, however, is a study by Consumer Reports that found that state regulators fined only 50% of nursing homes whose misconduct warranted fines. Make no mistake about it—pressure sores, malnutrition, dehydration, and falls in nursing homes are not the inevitable consequence of old age and ill health.  They are, all too …

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According to Members of Congress, Peanut Corporation of America Shipped Peanut Products from its Plants to Schools, Nursing Homes and Food Processors, Even After Getting Lab Tests Showing Salmonella Contamination

Further disturbing news revealed inspections showed the company had not only several tests that showed salmonella contamination but also cockroaches, a leaky roof and filthy equipment, the FDA has said. Viewers to this HensonFuerst Nursing Home blog were alerted in January to the salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter & peanut paste shipped to nursing homes from …

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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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Does the Nationwide Outbreak of Salmonella Tied to Peanut Butter and Peanut Paste Affect Nursing Home Patients?

Many news outlets are reporting that peanut butter and peanut paste contaminated with a specific strain of bacteria called salmonella typhimurium may have wound up at nursing homes. According to today’s USA TODAY, the Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) made these products in its Blakely, Ga., plant and sold them to institutions such as schools, …

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HensonFuerst Nursing Home Attorney, Carmaletta Henson, Recognized by Lawyers Weekly

An article in the January 19 edition of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly detailed the efforts of HensonFuerst Complex Litigation Division attorney, Carmaletta Henson, on behalf of her severely brain injured client.  Carma’s aggressive representation resulted in a settlement by the defense on August 18, 2008, in the amount of $1.6 million. Click to read the …

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