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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 >>

Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth, Prompting Sexual-Assault Investigation – The Cut

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A January 11, 2019, article in The Cut, by authors, Kimberly Truong and Claire Lampen, was entitled, "Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth, Prompting Sexual-Assault Investigation". The article delineates that, "On December 29 (2018), a woman who had been in a vegetative state for over two decades gave birth in an Arizona nursing facility, prompting authorities to investigate what looks like a Read More >>

Nurse Attacks 83-Year-Old Paraplegic War Veteran After He Outs Her for Being Late to Work: Cops – News4NY

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A shocking story appeared on and in several New York news outlets in 2017, one sourced here from the News4NY (NBC) website, entitled, "Nurse Attacks 83-Year-Old Paraplegic War Veteran After He Outs Her for Being Late to Work: Cops". The story described how, "A licensed practical nurse allegedly brutally attacked an 83-year-old paraplegic Korean War veteran as he lay helpless in a stretcher once Read More >>

Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry

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Following is a joint statement issued by Long Term Care Community Coalition and the Center for Medicare Advocacy on current financial troubles and turmoil in the nursing home industry.   The statement is also available at  https://nursinghome411.org/ltccc-comments/. Joint Statement on Turmoil in the Nursing Home Industry January 2019—The nursing home industry is facing tremendous turmoil Read More >>

How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly – Elder Abuse – Bloomberg

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A Bloomberg article, By author, Nick Leiber, entitled, "How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly", made the frightening, but all too true statement that, "Telephone pitchers, online scammers and even family members target the most vulnerable among us. And it’s about to get worse." Among several cases illustrated in the article, the first was of an 82 year old woman, Marjorie Read More >>