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Detox can end in death at some ‘non-medical’ Southern California rehabs [OC Register]

This article was originally published on The Orange County Register and was written by Teri Sforza.  All rights for this article belong The Orange County Register. “This is the beginning of your beautiful new life!” So began a contract for Above It All Treatment Center, a drug rehabilitation facility in Lake Arrowhead where, in February, […]

How the GOP’s ‘Access to Care’ bill cuts down states’ rights [The Hill]

This article was originally published on The Hill and was written by F. Paul Bland Jr.  All rights for this article belong to Capitol Hill Publishing Group. The GOP has long had the brand of being the party of states’ rights and minimalist federal government — it’s no wonder that Paul Ryan has been thinking about […]

Nursing Home Must Pay Punitive Damages In Med Mal Case

This article was originally published on Law360 and was written by Bonnie Eslinger.  All rights for this article belong to Portfolio Media Inc. A California state appeals court Tuesday said an HCR ManorCare facility that a jury found negligently violated a patient’s rights must pay punitive damages, saying the volume of violations was sufficient evidence […]

KLAS-TV Interview with Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Jim Morgan

LAS VEGAS — Jim Morgan from Lanzone Morgan, LLP was recently interview by @KLAS Channel 8 Las Vegas regarding his expertise in elder abuse cases against nursing home facilities. Inadequacies in the Nevada inspection process for nursing home facilities may be contributing the problems that these same facilities are facing.  In a recent story by the […]

Family Sues Group Home Where Predator Lived | CBS Channel 8 News

SAN DIEGO — There’s a new legal move in the case of a sex offender accused of molesting two boys in Lakeside. A victim’s family is suing the operators of the group home where the predator was living at the time. When Marco Valenzuela’s son came home and told him a man had just touched […]

Family Files Suit Over Lakeside Group Home | ABC Channel 10 News

SAN DIEGO — A Lakeside family has filed a lawsuit against the company that runs a group home claiming one of its residents allegedly molested their son. The alleged victim’s family believes Joseph Cantorna would have never molested their son had he been properly supervised at the Lakeside group home. Tom Walker, who lives near […]

Disability Rights CA – Victimized Twice, No Criminal Accountability

OAKLAND — Last week, Disability Rights California released their report “Victimized Twice: Abuse of Nursing Home Residents, No Criminal Accountability for Perpetrators.” They released the report to highlight the issue of resident abuse by nursing home staff and to address biases and lapses in the abuse response system to ensure that victims are provided equal […]

Nursing Homes Received Millions In Funding While Cutting Staff, Wages

LOS ANGELES — “California’s nursing homes have received $880 million in additional funding from a 2004 state law designed to help hire more caregivers and boost wages But 232 homes did just the opposite. They either cut staff, paid lower wages or let caregiver levels slip below a state-mandated minimum, a California Watch investigation has […]

Caregiver Who Stole $315,000 Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

LOS ANGELES — “On Monday of this week, A caregiver was sentenced to five years in state prison for stealing more than $315,000 from a 92-year-old woman by stealing the victim’s debit card and forging checks from the victim’s account. The District Attorney’s office indicated this type of crime is not uncommon.” Click to read […]

Family of Nursing Home Patient Sues MPTF

LOS ANGELES — The family of an 89-year-old resident of the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s nursing home who died after falling down a stairwell is suing the charity for negligence. The article continues, stating that, “A recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys alleges nursing staff failed to properly monitor Carrie […]