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Litigation / Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Coupled with the influx of retirees to Clark County has been the growth of nursing homes within our community to handle the aging population. State and Federal regulations have been passed to protect the elderly who are so often unable to protect themselves.

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OBRA 87 - Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987
OBRA 1987 (the Nursing Home Reform Act) specifies that a nursing home "must provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in accordance with a written plan of care . . ."

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Nursing home cases include but are not limited to general premises liability, falls, decubitus ulcers, physical/sexual abuse, wandering off premises, medication errors, neglect (malnutrition and dehydration) and loss of dignity.

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According to an investigation by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a review of government documents and court records indicates that thousands of elderly patients in nursing homes are dying from negligent caregivers. (10/15/02) A study by the California HealthCare Foundation found that more than three-fourths (3/4) of California nursing homes failed to meet federal standards. The thirty-two (32) month study also found tremendous instability in the nursing home workforce. (10/16/02)(LA Times, C. Ornstein, M. Krikorian)

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The Cobeaga Law Firm represents the elderly and the families of elderly that are injured or are otherwise harmed as a result of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect. If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us immediately for a free consultation -- we'll protect your rights.

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Related Links:

    -  Medicare -- The official U.S. Government Medicare Site
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