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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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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

11/23/2013
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Nursing Home Case Settlement - Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleged Fraud

Nursing home fraudulently charged for services settles Whistleblower case with government

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

11/18/2013
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National Ctr on Elder Abuse (Great Resource for Nursing Home Victims)

Statistics on those hurt or who died from negligence in nursing homes from bedsores, infections, dehydration, malnutrition, not being fed, falls, broken bones

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

11/17/2013
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What to Do If You Have Nursing Home Injuries in NC, GA and TN

Those hurt in nursing homes may suffer from death, broken bones, bed sores, bruises, medication overdose, head injury, dehydration, malnourishment

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

11/15/2013
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Facts about Cerebral Palsy: Useful Information from CDC

Cerebral Palsy is a serious condition sometimes happens when the doctor makes an error and causes a baby not to get enough oxygen during labor and delivery

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

11/11/2013
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States Do Sometimes Tell Nursing Homes ALFs to Fix Problems

State agencies may investigate nursing homes, and assisted living facilities and order the nursing home to fix problems in order to prevent injury or death

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

11/6/2013
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North Carolina Genesis Facilities

Hurt at a Genesis NUrsing Home in North Carolina? Contact nursing home attorney Thomas Pleasant

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Labels: Genesis
11/5/2013
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Medicare Nursing Home Checklist: "Safety and Care" in Nursing Homes

Medicare checklist provides nursing home safety and care topics to help avoid death and injury in rest homes and nursing homes

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

11/4/2013
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Pembroke Center Nursing Home in Pembroke, NC - Not Enough Help? Ask CMS

Medicare star rating for Pembroke Center nursing home in Pembroke North Carolina shows much below average staffing levels

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Labels: Genesis
11/3/2013
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Nursing Home Checklist: Avoid Injuries/Death at Negligent Nursing Home

Checklist from Medicare may help people not get hurt or killed or abused at Tennessee, Georgia or North Carolina nursing homes

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

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11/1/2013
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North Carolina Nursing Home Chain Liberty Healthcare - Facility Names

North Carolina nursing home chain Liberty Healthcare has many rest homes or assisted living facilities in North Carolina

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

10/31/2013
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Leader of Nursing Home & Long Term Care Conference Wants Less Regulation? Of Course!

leader of Nursing home conference was less government regulation, and therefore less protection for those hurt or killed in nursing homes including those in North Carolina, Tennessee or Georgia

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

10/28/2013
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Medical Facilities of America - NC Facilities

nursing home operator medical facilities of america has eight nursing homes in north carolina at this time

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

10/28/2013
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Cerebral Palsy Page: National Institutes of Health

Cerebral palsy information from NIH may help those hurt during delivery by hospitals and doctors decide whether to hire a medical mistake lawyer

Category: Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury

10/27/2013
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AARP Report on Tennessee Nursing Home Quality of Care

Tennessee nursing home lawsuit study finds problems with protecting nursing homes from injury and wrongful death lawsuits by those they hurt or kill

Category: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Labels: Tort Reform