Articles Tagged with nursing home abuse

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Millions of nursing home residents have signed away their right to sue their nursing home, regardless of whether they were sexually assaulted, physically abused or suffered serious injuries as a result of their care. The worst part is: these residents may not even know it. Forced arbitration clauses, which are often hidden in nursing home contracts that families sign, effectively force patients to renounce their ability to go to court, forcing them into binding private arbitration.

Fortunately, thanks to the intervention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), nursing homes have been barred from inserting forced arbitration clauses as of November 28, 2016. This has significant ramifications that you need to know about.
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“If this f— would just die…”

Those are not the words you’d expect to hear coming out of the mouth of a hospice CEO responsible for the care of hundreds of sick and elderly patients.

According to an FBI warrant for the arrest of Novus Health Services CEO Brad Harris, the 34-year-old hospice exec spoke frequently about prematurely ending his patients’ lives. In at least 3 cases, he actually called for their executions.

According to the Novus website, the company’s mantra is “Focus on Living,” and its mission is to “redefine hospice and palliative care.” For Mr. Harris, redefining care meant ordering his staff to kill patients by increasing their medication by 4 times the prescribed dosage.
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Eliza Jennings resided at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berea, KY from 2004 until her death in 2009, and during that time she endured unimaginable living conditions and neglect by the facility’s staff.

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