Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Mar 11, 2020 in Firm News
A major step forward for military personnel happened when Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NADA) into law on December 20, 2019.
PKSD Law reports in its monthly newsletter that the bill, originally titled for its namesake,… Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted the Special Focus Facility Program to identify nursing homes with a history of serious quality issues and to implement practices to help improve their quality of resident care.
Facilities… Read More
According to the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, a central Iowa nursing home is now on a federal watch list for a long list of violations that resulted in residents being endangered or injured.
Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry is being… Read More
A 38-year-old male nurse assistant was arrested this week after a co-worker turned him in for the alleged sexual assault of an elderly patient at the Cypress Ridge Care Center in Monterey, California.
Co-worker Witnessed; Reported The Attack
Detectives… Read More
On February 19, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office released news that Guardian Elder Care Holdings Inc. agreed to paying more than $15 million in damages. This settlement resolves allegations under the False Claims Act that Guardian knowingly up-charged… Read More
The death of a 95-year-old resident at a Washington State nursing home is another reminder of the dangers of neglect.
Last November, the resident fell out of bed and staff members ignored her requests for help for two and a half hours. They walked in… Read More
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Feb 28, 2020 in Firm News
Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice Law firm is pleased to announce that associate attorneys Patrick C. O'Neill and Benjamin E. Reyes were sworn into the New Mexico Bar Association yesterday.
Both attorneys have been strong advocates for elderly nursing… Read More
The Sun News reported an incident involving a nursing home aide worker who was captured on camera grabbing an elderly woman by the neck, shoving her into a wheelchair and then further injuring her when he viciously pounded her head on a counter.
The… Read More
Wisconsin is facing a staffing crisis in many of its long-term care facilities (LTCs) and nursing homes. While there are many open vacancies, providers state many positions are not being filled. Part of the problem is that as many of 70 percent of applicants… Read More
Last week, Vermont’s attorney general announced a massive financial settlement with Genesis Healthcare over claims of neglect at three of the long-term care facilities Genesis manages.
Under the terms of the settlement, the nursing home management company… Read More