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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home or Sub Acute Rehabilitation Center

When we or our loved ones need to go to a long term care facility (LTC) or a sub acute rehabilitation center (SAR), there are number of factors to consider. For those not familiar with the acronyms, long-term care facilities (LTCs) are the traditional nursing homes, while sub acute rehabilitation centers (SARs) are the treatment read more...

Motion Filed to Consolidate Federal Talcum Powder Lawsuits

A motion was recently filed to consolidate a number of federal lawsuits alleging harm and injury arising from the use of Johnson and Johnson baby powder. The lawsuits were filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation, suggesting that such lawsuits be consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. read more...

The US Government Says “No” to Social Media Humiliation of Nursing Home Residents

Recently, I wrote a blog posting how residents at a Minnesota nursing home were subjected to abuse as the result of humiliating and degrading images of them that were published by nursing home staff on social media, apparently as some type of sick humor.  Fortunately, through a number of articles in the press, the Department read more...

Nursing Home Decides Not to Report Death for Fear of “Bad Press”

The Braemoor Health Center is a Brockton, Massachusetts nursing home and one of eleven Massachusetts nursing homes owned by Synergy Health Centers of New Jersey.  Following surprise visits to the Braemoor nursing home on June 30 and July 1, 2016, regulators found conditions at the nursing home were so troubling that residents were in “immediate read more...

Title IX – What Your College-Aged Daughter (and Son) Need to Know

Title IX – What Your College-Aged Daughter (and Son) Need to Know This time of year is an incredibly exciting time for our children going off to college.  It’s a time for making new friends, transitioning into adulthood, and experiencing the new freedoms that come from moving away from home. As parents, we’re both excited read more...

Students Speak Out About Sexual Assault in New Campaign

It’s time to have a serious talk about campus rape and sexual assault.  That is the message behind Culture of Consent, a student organization launched at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. A significant part of the message consists of students holding posters that briefly touch upon aspects of their sexual assault.  As an example, one female read more...

Nursing Home Abuse from Other Residents

When we think of nursing home abuse, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind may be an undertrained, uncaring staff member who may verbally abuse a resident or be rough on the resident when moving the resident from a wheelchair to a bed.  Certainly, these incidents, and much worse, occur from staff members. What read more...

Will the Fear of Retribution Decrease Campus Rape Reporting at BYU?

In a recent article, USA Today reports on the case of Madeline MacDonald, who said that as an 18 year-old freshman at Brigham Young University, she was sexually assaulted by a man that she met online.  After properly reporting the case to university officials, she was then investigated by the school regarding whether she may have broken read more...

What Were You Wearing When You Were Raped?

Women who have been raped and who have been the victims of other sexual violence have long been questioned by “the system” regarding what they were wearing at the time of their assault, as if they were “asking for it” by the clothes that they chose to wear.  A senior at Arcadia University – Katherine read more...

Stanford Sexual Assault Case Judge – Sexually Assaulting an Unconscious College Woman Equals 6 Months in Jail

Our nation was collectively shocked and outraged this month when the judge in the sexual assault case of a Stanford swimmer sentenced the perpetrator to only six months in jail plus lifetime registration as a sex offender.  Immediately, the news was widely reported, and as of today, petitions to have the judge removed have garnered read more...

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