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Information to help Virginia consumers figure out what's going on in the law.

Our blogs discuss issues of importance for Virginia consumers - about injuries to children, daycare injuries, injuries and death from car accidents, neglect and abuse of residents in nursing home and other issues.

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7/2/2013
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Mandatory Arbitration May Be Hidden in Nursing Home Admitting Documents

Be careful of nursing homes requiring arbitration to resolve disputes. You may be giving up the right to sue the nursing home for negligence.

Category: Keyword Search: nursing home

2/12/2013
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Will Your Family Member Elope?

Your elderly loved one is in a nursing home. Does that facility have effective elopement prevention? And what will it do if a resident elopes from its premises?

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1/28/2013
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Nursing Homes Putting Profits Over Safety

For-profit nursing homes lead in overcharging Medicare while operating understaffed skilled nursing facilities. Residents suffer and we pay.

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6/3/2012
Sandra Rohrstaff
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How Do I Find the Best . . . ?

Finding the best nursing home or assisted living facility for your loved one can be very hard. Here is a source to help you.

Category: Keyword Search: nursing home

3/1/2012
Sandra Rohrstaff
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Virginia Nursing Homes May Require Arbitration

Virginia nursing homes likely can enforce arbitration, and residents' Constitutional rights will be severely limited.

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2/22/2012
Sandra Rohrstaff
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Be Careful What You Sign - Hidden Mandatory Arbitration Requirements May Strip Away Your Rights

Arbitration clauses in nursing home admissions contracts that take away the right to sue the nursing home if it negligently injures the resident are unfair.

Category: Keyword Search: nursing home

10/1/2011
Sandra Rohrstaff
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Nursing Home Resident Panics When She Wakes Up "Blind" After Surgery

After eye surgery, nursing home resident with dementia woke up. She panicked. She didn't recall her surgery and no one was there to explain why she couldn't see

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3/14/2011
Sandra Rohrstaff
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Have You Talked to Your Aging Parents About Changing Living Arrangements?

Parents who are too frail to care for themselves need help finding alternative living arrangements that are safe. Adult children can help - talk to your parents

Category: Keyword Search: nursing home

3/9/2011
Sandra Rohrstaff
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What Nursing Homes Always Say When They Injure A Resident

Nursing home responses when a resident falls or develops an infected pressure ulcer are privacy for the resident or the pressure ulcer was unavoidable.

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