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Pleasant Law Blog (Insurance Claims, Medical Misakes, and Nursing Home Claims)

North Carolina Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney Thomas Waitt Pleasant's blog, facilitating commentary on North Carolina nursing home abuse, injury, neglect, and wrongful death; as well as medical malpractice, medical mistakes and medical negligence. Topics also include unfair and bad faith insurance claims practices.

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10/8/2014
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Florida Case Highlights Nursing Home Corporate Shell Game

Negligent nursing home operators sometimes go to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility for their neglect and abuse of nursing home patients.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

9/18/2014
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New Legislation Addresses RN Coverage at Nursing Homes

New legislation would require at least one direct-care RN (not administrator) to be present 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in all Medicare- and Medicaid-reimbursed nursing homes.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

7/30/2014
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Red Flags To Look for and Avoid When Choosing a Nursing Home

When researching and choosing a nursing home in North Carolina, Tennessee or Georgia, there are certain red flags you'll want to be aware of and avoid.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

7/25/2014
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Third Leading Cause of Death: Needless Hospital Injury

Hospitals injure and kill patients through preventable medical malpractice at much higher rates than previously thought

Category: Medical Negligence/Malpractice

7/9/2014
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Still Much to be Done with Nursing Home Regulation

While major reforms passed in 1987 went a long way to holding nursing homes accountable and improving patient care, much more needs to be done.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/14/2014
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Signature Healthcare Nursing Homes in Tennessee

Signature HealthCare runs many nursing homes in Tennessee, and at least one is on Medicare's list of one-star (much below average) nursing homes

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/12/2014
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Much Below Average Nursing Homes in Tennessee

The worst Tennessee nursing homes according to Medicare's Five-Star Rating System. When quality is lower, the possibility of injury or death might increase

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/9/2014
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Cause of North Carolina Nursing Home Deaths Sometimes Hidden

A recent Charlotte Observer report on the lack of scrutiny into the deaths of the North Carolina elderly raises concerns about nursing home abuse being missed.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

6/3/2014
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Pressure Ulcers as "Never Events"

Pressure ulcers happen in nursing homes and hospitals, but according to this doctor they are not always avoidable

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/30/2014
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Worst Georgia Nursing Homes?

List of bad nursing homes in Georgia according to one group, perhaps suggesting more bed sores, infection, wrongful death, dehydration, and malnutrition

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/29/2014
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SavaSeniorCare Nursing Home Negligence Verdicts

SavaSeniorCare operates nursing homes in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina and has been held accountable for neglect and abuse again

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/20/2014
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The Nursing Home Corporate Shell Game

Nursing home investors who place profits over people sometimes form elaborate mazes of ownership to escape responsibility for harmful actions committed at their facilities.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

5/8/2014
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The 5 Key Signs of North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse

Recognizing the signs of North Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect is the key to protecting the health and safety of your loved ones.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

4/29/2014
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High Nursing Home Costs Don't Necessarily Mean Better Care

A new study shows that there is little difference in quality of care between more affordable and less affordable nursing homes.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

4/4/2014
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New Legislation Aims to Limit Nursing Home Accountability

New law would prevent "passive investors" from being named in nursing home lawsuits unless it could be shown that they had an active role in nursing home decisions.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

3/24/2014
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Medical Malpractice Caps Ruled Unconstitutional in Florida

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that limits on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional. North Carolina has a similar law.

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

2/6/2014
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Nursing Home Nurses Too Busy?

Apparently some nursing home nurses are too busy leading to potential for injury or wrongful death on nursing homes in NC, TN, GA

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

2/2/2014
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Avoid Nursing Homes (Avoid Injury?) "Action Pact"

Program to keep people out of nursing homes, apparently to avoid the rampant injury abuse and neglect found in them. Too many are being hurt in nursing homes

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

1/31/2014
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Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System

Nursing home rating system designed to prevent nursing home abuse (prevention of pressure ulcers, falls, fractures, broken bones, dehydration, malnutrition)

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

1/29/2014
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Nursing Home Billing Fraud: Nursing Home Owner Charged

Nursing Homes in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina may be defrauding the government and giving poor care at the same time

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

1/21/2014
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Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers (Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Conference)

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel meeting regarding pressure ulcers, including pressure ulcers hurting nursing home residents and patients

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

12/13/2013
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Overworked Nurses in Hospitals (and Nursing Homes?)

nurses are overworked and short staffing can hurt people in nursing homes and hospitals in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

12/5/2013
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NURSING HOMES - More Can Be Done to Protect Residents from Abuse

Report: NURSING HOMES - More Can Be Done to Protect Residents from Abuse - study done to address concerns about those hurt in nursing homes

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

11/30/2013
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FINRA's Web Page: Options for Investors

Options for investors who have lost money in the stock market due to broker misconduct, bad investment advice, stockbroker fraud or lying or bad investments

Category: Stockbroker Fraud & Misconduct

11/28/2013
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FINRA Arbitration Statistics: Filings on the Rise?

FINRA arbitration statistics seem to indicate more securities and stockbroker claims will be filed in arbitration in the near future

Category: Stockbroker Fraud & Misconduct