Richard Ortiz

September 27, 2019
Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Homes are Helping Spread Fatal Fungus Infections

Candida auris, an extremely contagious drug-resistant fungus has now infected nearly 800 people in the United States since first discovered in this country four years ago. […]
September 17, 2019
Elderly Veteran Is Victim of Nursing Home Abuse

Preventing Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Abuse Before It’s Too Late

Stories Like These of Nursing Home Abuse Are Heartbreaking Because They’re Preventable A few days ago we read the story of a Vietnam Veteran who died […]
June 10, 2019
Worst Nursing Homes in America

The Worst of the Worst Nursing Homes in America

Recently The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversees a Special Focus Facility (SSF) program, released a list of almost 400 nursing homes in […]
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

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

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 […]