Archive for June, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from June, 2008.

June 2008

Nursing Homes Fight Effort to Help Patients Sue: Proposed Legislation Would Clear Way for Patients With Quality-of-Care Grievances

South Bend, IN – A maintenance man in Indianapolis has been charged with rape and burglary, accused of assaulting an 89-year-old woman in a retirement home. This man didn’t have a prior record, but there are nursing home workers who do. A study in Michigan found 10 percent of the state’s nursing home workers had […]

Thursday the 19th

U.S. nursing homes fight effort to help patients sue

that would make it easier for residents to sue for shoddy care or wrongdoing…. Advocates say families and patients often do not notice fine print in standard contracts, which compels them to engage in binding arbitration instead of going to court to address claims of abuse or negligence. "Most are unaware purchase levitra they are […]

Wednesday the 18th

California budget cuts could delay conservator reforms; Facing a $15.2-billion budget gap, the Legislature may postpone funding for the program it approved two years ago

Los Angeles, CA – Laws to protect seniors and dependent adults from abuse by court-appointed conservators are under threat as California lawmakers seek painful cuts to close the state’s $15.2-billion budget deficit. The laws were part of a sweeping reform package signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger two years ago after a Los Angeles Times series […]

Tuesday the 17th

Father angry at health department

Walnut Creek, CA – On June 7, a newspaper article reopened a painful emotional wound for John Campbell, who lost his daughter Debra Nickel late last year after she had a serious fall Nov. 24 at Atherton Healthcare, a Menlo Park nursing home. Campbell had already filed a complaint against the nursing home with the […]

Tuesday the 17th

Man pleads in sex abuse case involving elderly woman

Salt Lake City, UT – A man originally charged with raping an elderly woman at a nursing home where he worked has pleaded guilty to a lesser crime as part of a plea bargain. Jacob Mut Bolith, 31, had been charged with first-degree felony rape, second-degree felony forcible sex abuse and lewdness, a class A […]

Monday the 16th