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Be Aware of Arbitration Language in Nursing Home and Rehab Admission Paperwork

by Michael A. Brusca, Esq. When picking a rehab or nursing home, everyone would love the luxury of time and their own private attorney to review the admission paperwork.  Unfortunately, that is simply not the case in the real world. In many cases, a nursing home or rehab admission is totally unplanned.  In a typical […]

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New Ways for Nursing Homes to Avoid Accountability Revived

by Michael Brusca, Esq. Last fall, new rules governing nursing homes were released.  One of the new rules was very clear: no forced pre-dispute arbitration.  Forced pre-dispute arbitration is the practice of slipping language into nursing home admission agreements – often long and complicated – that force a person into waiving their right to go to court if something terrible […]

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Peggy’s Law Enacted to Protect New Jersey’s Nursing Home Residents

Governor Chris Christie recently signed a bipartisan bill that will create additional protections for nursing home residents by ensuring that law enforcement receives expedited notifications regarding criminal abuse cases. Workers at over 900 state-regulated facilities that provide housing to the elderly must contact police within 24 hours if abuse, exploitation, or other criminal acts are […]

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Bed Sores are Not an Accident

by Michael A. Brusca, Esq. Many families we represent tell us that no one at a nursing home told them their mom or dad was suffering from a bed sore until it was terrible.  The reason they keep quiet about these terrible wounds is that they don’t happen by accident. Medical professionals refer to bed sores […]

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