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Sacramento Elder Abuse: Resident Dies of Severely Infected Stage IV Bed Sores which Led to Sepsis

An Elderly Sacramento resident age 81, admitted to a Sacramento area skilled nursing facility, suffering from dementia, legally blind, actually died as a result of severely infected Stage […]


What are the signs of Elder Abuse?

What are the signs of Elder Abuse? About 1 in 10 Americans over age 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse, according to the National Council on […]


Bedsores Cause Death of Elder Palm Desert, California Resident

Recently, a 74-year-old Palm Desert man was found to have a gaping wound which completely exposed some of the bones of his spine.  three days latter this […]


Development of Bedsores in Nursing Homes Are Considered Never Events!!!

A Los Angeles, California client’s  father died as a result of bedsores he received while living in a private nursing home in South Los Angeles. The report from the California […]


Basic Rights and Liabilities Concerning Nursing Home Admissions in the State of California

When you are admitted to a nursing home, you will be asked to sign an admission agreement that explains your rights and responsibilities and those of […]


Identifying Elder Care Abuse – How You Can Spot the Signs

by Lori Thomas, Senioradvice.com. When we put our senior loved one’s lives in the hands of an elder care professional, we are putting a great deal […]


Nursing Homes Alter Medical Records to Hide Elder Abuse and Neglect

A Carmichael nursing home supervisor admitted she was ordered to alter medical records of a 92-year-old patient, who died after developing rotting bedsores. The state fined […]


Peck Law Group, APC Successful in Opposing Nursing Home Petition to Compel Arbitration In the matter of Duckworth v. Porterville Convalescent Hospital

Defendants have the burden of establishing the existence of a valid agreement to arbitrate. Pagarian v. Libby Care Center, Inc. (2002) 99 Cal. App. 4th 298, […]


The Right to Sue Nursing Homes for Physical Abuse and Neglect Should Not be Subject to Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

The Right to Sue Nursing Homes for Physical Abuse and Neglect Should Not be subject to Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements “Forced arbitration clauses in nursing home agreements […]


Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Long Term Care Must not be Implemented

The American Bar Association has asked that a proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid rule authorizing mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration in long-term care admissions contracts not be […]



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