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NY’s Child Victims Act Allows all Victims regardless of age to Seek Civil Action until August 14, 2020

By |2019-08-29T14:54:48+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Child Abuse And Molestation, Local News, Sexual Assault|

NY's Child Victims Act - opens up a one-year “Look Back”, one-time-only period (August 14, 2019 through August 14, 2020) to allow all victims to seek civil action against their alleged abusers and the institutions that allegedly protected the abusers, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.

2019: Vulnerabilities in Hospice Care | Office of Inspector General | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

By |2019-07-09T16:24:11+00:00July 9th, 2019|Failure To Follow Care Plans, Local News|

From 2012 through 2016, federal health inspectors cited 87% of U.S. hospices for deficiencies. And 20% had lapses serious enough to endanger patients, according to two new reports from the HHS Inspector General's Office. Source: 2019: Vulnerabilities in Hospice Care | Office of Inspector General | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Find a [...]

Hundreds Died Due to Medical Misconduct in NYC Hospitals

By |2019-03-13T14:51:42+00:00March 14th, 2019|Local News, Medical Malpractice, Negligence|

 468 people were killed  in New York City’s 11 public hospitals in the past five years, due to medical misconduct. The vast majority of wrongful-death cases filed against the Health and Hospital Corp. system in the last five years — 88 percent — remain open, leaving hundreds of bereaved families in financial limbo for years [...]

Nursing Home Staffing Data 2018

By |2019-03-11T20:31:41+00:00March 11th, 2019|Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Uncategorized|

Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC)  publishes, on a quarterly basis, information on staffing for every nursing home in the country (that is in compliance with federal staff reporting requirements). Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home’s quality and safety. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent [...]

One Third of U.S. Nursing Home Residents Suffer from Malnutrition or Dehydration

By |2019-02-22T19:36:17+00:00January 16th, 2019|Abuse, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to a recent study by National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes: Key Issues in Prevention and Treatment, at least a third of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States suffer from malnutrition or dehydration.

FDA Warns Taking These Antibiotics Could Rupture Aorta

By |2019-01-08T21:20:10+00:00January 8th, 2019|Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Negligence|

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death.

Nursing Home Medication Errors Could Be Harming Your Loved One

By |2019-02-22T19:37:14+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Abuse, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

Warning Signs of Medication Errors or Abuse: Frequent Vomiting (without illness being the cause), delirium, excessive sleepiness, decreased mobility increase in falls, unexplained changes in behavior or alertness, sudden organ failure and unexplained death.