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Sweeney Law Firm1.25 Million Verdict Against Kindred Healthcare in GeorgiaJanuary 5, 2009Nursing home loses neglect suit By Ty Tagami, Atlanta Journal Constitution Melvin Raybon died in pain four years ago, and a DeKalb County jury agreed that the cause of his suffering was neglect at the Tucker nursing home where he lived for nine months. A state court jury awarded Raybon’s...Sweeney Law FirmMedicare Introduces It's New 5 ""Star"" Rating System for Nursing HomesDecember 20, 2008CMS Introduces Its New 5 Star Rating System for Nursing Homes By Julie Appleby, Steve Sternberg and Jack Gillum, USA TODAY Jacquelyn McCarthy, who runs a nursing home in Framingham, Mass., credits the five-star rating it's getting from the government today to its focus on caring for both residents and...Sweeney Law FirmIf Arbitration Is So Wonderful, Why Don't Corporations Arbitrate Against Each Other?October 16, 2008October 6, 2008 By JONATHAN D. GLATER, New York Times Corporate executives routinely sing the praises of arbitration clauses, the language buried in the fine print of contracts for mobile phones or credit cards, for example, that typically bars a consumer from going to court in the event of a...Sweeney Law FirmUnited States Govt. Joins Lawsuit vs. McKesson Corp. and Golden HorizonsOctober 16, 2008Oct 6, 2008  (Reuters) WASHINGTON - The United States has joined a whistle-blower lawsuit against McKesson Corp and other companies accused of submitting false claims to Medicare, the Justice Department said on Monday. The complaint says that McKesson set up arrangements to make sure that McKesson's oxygen supplies and other durable...Sweeney Law Firm94% of Nursing Homes Cited for Federal Safety Violations in 2007September 29, 2008September 30, 2008   By ROBERT PEAR, The New York Times WASHINGTON ”” More than 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for violations of federal health and safety standards last year, and for-profit homes were more likely to have problems than other types of nursing homes, federal investigators say...Sweeney Law FirmColorado Family Prevails Against Nursing Home ChainSeptember 26, 2008BY NATE TAYLOR NateTaylor @coloradoan.com Judy Johnson describes her parents as having been ""madly in love"" for nearly 70 years before her mother died due to complications from surgery after breaking her ankle at Spring Creek Healthcare Center. While Johnson says her 87-year-old mother Doris Wolfe's November 2007 death...Sweeney Law FirmHospitals Are Not Reporting Errors as Required by LawSeptember 12, 2008Pennsylvania and New Jersey have laws requiring medical providers to report errors.  Experts say that compliance with these error reporting statutes is spotty, at best.   By: Josh Goldstein - Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer Two patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia required additional surgery last summer after objects were accidentally...Sweeney Law FirmNursing Home Industry Using Deception to Stop Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration ActSeptember 12, 2008Sept. 11, 2008 - The Public Citizen Nursing Home Industry Launches Campaign of Deception to Derail Protections for Elderly Residents More Than 100 Public Interest Organizations Support the Legislation; Industry Coalition Opposes It Under Pretense of Consumer Protection WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of a key U.S. Senate committee...Sweeney Law FirmHospital Stays Can Be Hazardous to Your HealthSeptember 10, 2008Hospital Stays are the 8th Leading Cause of Death in the United States By: Russell Blaylock, MD Odds are high that at some point in your life, you'll need to go to the hospital.You could be struck down by an illness or an injury ”” or perhaps just require some...Sweeney Law FirmExtendicare Hit with Class Action Lawsuit in the State of WashingtonAugust 26, 2008SEATTLE, Aug 22, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 15 Washington Skilled Nursing Facilities Hit With Class Action Lawsuit A class action lawsuit (Case #08-2-28645-2KNT), was filed today in King County Superior Court against Milwaukee-based Extendicare Homes, Inc., Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center, Inc. and its 15 long-term skilled nursing facilities...