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April 4, 2019
Alton Lawyers

Hospitals and Nursing Homes Testing New Methods To Prevent Drug-Resistant Infections

A recent article in Kaiser Health News described an ongoing study being conducted in hospitals and nursing homes in Illinois and California exploring a different and […]
January 15, 2019
Leading Lawyers

Bob Gregory selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer

Congratulations to Bob for being selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse for the 5th year in a row, […]
July 20, 2018
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For Years, Nursing Homes Had Fewer Nurses and Staff Than Reported to the Government, According to New Federal Data

A new study by Kaiser Health News analyzing daily Medicare payroll records has revealed numerous and significant variations in day-to-day nursing and other caregiver staffing at […]
February 7, 2018
Medication Errors

Use Of Antipsychotic Drugs Still Common In Nursing Home Population Despite Dangers Involved

Despite a reduction in the use of anti-psychotic medications in the last five years for treatment of nursing home residents in the United States, a recent […]
July 21, 2017
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The “Protecting Access to Care Act” Threatens Patients and Nursing Home Residents

On June 28, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Access to Care Act.”  This is a horrible piece of legislation that places a […]
May 1, 2017
Medication Error

25% of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

In a recent article appearing in the May issue of the “American Journal of Infection Control,” the study’s author, Sainfer Aliyu of the Columbia University School […]
April 3, 2017
nursing home understaffing

New Proposed Legislation to address Illinois nursing home understaffing and improper discharges of nursing home residents

Recently, Illinois State Senator Daniel Bliss and Representative Chris Welch introduced new legislation to address inadequate nursing home staffing that often leads to improper discharges of […]
January 6, 2017
New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Like many people, as we enter a new year, I like to give some thought to New Year’s resolutions, or statements of intention regarding those things […]
October 17, 2016
Southern Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

New CMS Rule Bars Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses in Admission Contracts

Beginning November 28, 2016, nursing homes can no longer require residents or their families to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement as part of the admission contract. […]
September 16, 2016
Washington DC

NOTICE Act Now Requires Hospitals to Notify Patients of a Significant Loophole in Medicare Nursing Home Coverage

Effective August 6, 2016, a new federal act called the “Notice Act” requires hospitals to provide both written and oral notice, within 36 hours, to any […]