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94% 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...Colorado 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...Hospitals 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...Nursing 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...Hospital 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...Extendicare 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...U.S. Doctors Say that Lawsuits are a Valuable Deterrent to Dangerous DrugsAugust 18, 2008By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Top doctors who run one of the most influential U.S. medical journals are giving the U.S. Supreme Court some unsolicited legal advice about a major case. Lawsuits can serve as ""a vital deterrent"" and protect consumers if drug companies do not disclose...Missouri Court Upholds $16 Million Verdict Against Allstate for Claims PracticesJuly 30, 2008Appeals court upholds $16 million verdict against Allstate By DAN MARGOLIES, The Kansas City StarAllstate Rated As Worst Insurance Company for ConsumersJuly 9, 2008 Insurance Industry Employs “Deny, Delay, Defend” Strategy, Puts Profits Over Policyholders Nursing Home Residents Signing Away Right to SueJune 19, 2008Tuesday, June 17, 2008 By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer Patients hoping to get into nursing homes increasingly are signing away their rights to sue over poor care. That's a problem, a number of lawmakers say, and they're pushing legislation to make such agreements unenforceable. The nursing homes say the...