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Feds Update Nursing Home Ratings: See Long Island’s Grades – Patch Long Island

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An article in the May 15, edition of Patch (Riverhead Local News), by staff writer, Michael Woyton, was entitled, "Feds Update Nursing Home Ratings: See Long Island's Grades". According to the article: "The federal government has given 24 nursing homes on Long Island a five-star rating after tweaking the way it assesses thousands of nursing homes nationwide. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Read More >>

‘Slap in the face’: Nursing home countersues family who won wrongful death suit – News 12 Long Island

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A News 12 Long Island Story, April 22 (*updated April 23), was entitled, "'Slap in the face': Nursing home countersues family who won wrongful death suit." It explained that: "A jury awarded $1 million to the family of wheelchair-bound Salvatore Niosi six years after his choking death at Woodhaven Center of Care in Port Jefferson Station. The jury found that a facility nurse forgot to put in Read More >>

Dalli & Marino Join NYC and Long Island Bar Associations to Raise Money in Charity Hockey Game – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 5 EDITION OF THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE John Dalli (right) and Joe Carola (center) organized a New York City versus Long Island bar association hockey match with Hon. Alan Scheinkman (left) that raised money for the Fisher House Foundation. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department skates too After the New York Islanders Read More >>

Nurses Strike in New York: Threat Increases Over ‘Safe Staffing’ Levels – NYTimes, March 30

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An article in the March 30, 2019, edition of The New York Times, by author, Patrick McGeehan, was entitled, "Nurses Strike in New York: Threat Increases Over ‘Safe Staffing’ Levels" . In the article, McGeehan described that: "At Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, the 58 tiny beds for sick newborns are almost always filled. But nurses who work there say there are often too few of Read More >>

Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes – NEPR and WBUR

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On March 14, New England Public Radio reposted an important broadcast (and article) from WBUR, with the online article, by Quincy Walters, entitled "Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes." The broadcast and article described a woman named Betty Crane, whom, in 2015, according to the reporting, was "looking forward to her 70th wedding anniversary in December...", but, "at a Read More >>

Wrongful-death claims reveal tragic toll of medical blunders at city hospitals – New York Post

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An article by authors, Sara Dorn and Mary Kay Linge (with additional contributions by Melissa Klein and Isabel Vincent), appeared in the March 9, edition of the New York Post, in the Metro section, entitled, "Wrongful-death claims reveal tragic toll of medical blunders at city hospitals." A terrible statistic was presented in The Post's team's important reporting: "Medical misconduct has killed Read More >>

Investigations Raise Oversight Concerns at Surgery Centers

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Ambulatory surgery centers perform millions of outpatient surgeries a year, most with little complication. However, new investigations are raising concerns about lax reporting and regulation at some of these centers. Routine procedures such as tonsillectomies or colonoscopies have resulted in devastating and sometimes fatal consequences for patients. You should know why this is happening and what Read More >>

Nursing Home Update: Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive

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Nursing Home Update:  Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive February 27, 2019 - Staffing is perhaps the most important factor in a nursing home resident’s quality of care and ability to live with dignity. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have Read More >>

‘Absolutely despicable’: Photo of elderly woman face-down in pillow at nursing home sparks outrage.

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According to Holter, "Julia Wiggins, a local pastor, posted the photos to Facebook on Tuesday showing 80-year-old Esther Brown 'face down into a soft pillow gasping for breath and strangling on her own saliva,' she wrote."   The article goes on to state that, "Wiggins urged people with family members in nursing homes to keep tabs on them often." As she indicated, “'People please Read More >>

New Report Says Baby Powder Giant Knew of Cancer Risk

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The fragrance of baby powder is distinct and comforting. It conjures images of newborn babies or toweling off after a warm shower. But the reality isn’t quite so idyllic for thousands of Americans who claim that trace amounts of asbestos in talc caused their cancer. Now a new investigation by Reuters argues that Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest manufacturer of talc-based baby powder, may Read More >>