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Pennsylvania Ct. Imposes Corp. Liability On Nursing HomesPennsylvania Ct. Imposes Corp. Liability On Nursing HomesAugust 2, 2010Pennsylvania Court Imposes Corporate Liability Upon Nursing Homes By: Leo Strupczewski 07-28-2010 A unanimous Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has ruled that a nursing home can be held corporately liable for its actions. Writing that such liability is already imposed on hospitals, health maintenance organizations and medical professional corporations, a...Sweeney Law Firm28 Congressman Sponsor Bill to Ban Nursing Home Arbitration ClausesMarch 12, 2010Nursing home residents often sign away rights to sue By Jessica Fargen  |   Boston Herald - March 8, 2010 Many seniors entering nursing homes in Massachusetts are unwittingly signing away their rights to sue the facilities in the event of neglect or bad medical care, and officials in Washington are seeking...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Has A Serious Problem With Nursing Home UnderstaffingMarch 9, 2010Many Indiana nursing homes understaffed Associated Press March 8, 2010 INDIANAPOLIS ”” Many of Indiana’s nursing homes employ fewer critical staff members than are needed to care for often-frail residents ”” and staffing levels are particularly low at the state’s for-profit nursing homes, a newspaper has found. The...Sweeney Law FirmNursing Home Chains Settle Claims for Kickback PaymentsMarch 4, 2010Two Nursing Home Chains Pay $14M to Settle Kickback Probe John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 1, 2010 Atlanta-based Mariner Health Care Inc., subsidiary SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services LLC, and their principals will pay the federal government and several states $14 million to settle kickback allegations, the Justice Department has announced...Sweeney Law FirmA Brief Look at Life in a Nursing HomeAugust 25, 2009August 24, 2009   By KATIE ZEZIMA - New York Times MAMARONECK, N.Y. ”” For 10 days in June, Kristen Murphy chose to live somewhere she and many others fear: a nursing home. Ms. Murphy, who is in perfect health, had to learn the best way to navigate a wheelchair...Sweeney Law FirmSenators Grassley & Kohl Reintroduce Nursing Home Tranparency ActMarch 20, 2009  WASHINGTON - Today Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) reintroduced the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act, a bill that would give consumers more information about individual nursing homes and their track record of care, give the government better tools for enforcing high quality standards, and encourage...Sweeney Law FirmFairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 Introduced by Senator MartinezMarch 9, 2009Washington, DC””The most vulnerable Americans and their families will no longer be forced to give up their legal rights and sign one-sided mandatory binding arbitration clauses under new legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate.  The bipartisan Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009, introduced by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)...Sweeney Law FirmThe Bush Administration's Final Gift to the Nursing Home IndustryFebruary 25, 2009By Cindy Skrzycki, Bloomberg February 24, 2009 The Bush administration shut off a source of information last fall about abuse and neglect in long- term care facilities that people suing nursing homes consider crucial to their cases. The change that affects the $144 billion nursing-home industry occurred with no public...Sweeney Law FirmOld Age Ain't For SissiesFebruary 13, 20092/7/2009 By Ken Connor, Center for a Just Society ""Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD."" -Leviticus 19:32 NIV Old age ain't for sissies””especially if you happen to be living in one of America's 15,000 nursing homes...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana's Nursing Homes Rank Among the 10 Worst in the United StatesJanuary 6, 2009Indiana nursing homes rated among worst By Heather Gillers, Indianapolis Star   A staffing shortage is driving down the quality of care at Indiana nursing homes, putting the state among the 10 worst in the nation, according to an analysis of recent data released by the Centers for Medicare &...