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Court Ruling Could Help COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

A Georgia nursing home neglect lawyer explains why A federal appeals court ruling could help cases move forward for families who lost loved ones in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a Reuters report, a federal appeals court in October 2021 decided that lawsuits should proceed in state courts. Nursing homes argued the...

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Investigation Finds High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes

A nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer in Atlanta, GA explains the dangers of overmedicating Nursing home residents across the country are at risk for many different types of nursing home abuse and neglect. Medication errors are one example. Nursing home staff have a responsibility to ensure residents are properly diagnosed, receive the correct medication,...

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Georgia Ranks Near Bottom of List for Nursing Home Inspections

A new report reveals Georgia is one of the worst states when it comes to conducting inspections of nursing homes. The troubling report, detailed in the Albany Herald, finds that nearly all of Georgia’s nursing homes (93%) went for 16 months without a comprehensive inspection. Georgia ranked second to last, with Connecticut being at the...

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Report: 40% of Medicare recipients in nursing homes had or likely had COVID

A bombshell investigation found that deaths among Medicare patients shot up by 32% nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the report found that low-income nursing home patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid were much more likely to have gotten COVID-19....

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Nursing facility settles federal case over poor care, inflated billing

It’s been more than 10 years since allegations of wrongdoing first surfaced, but SavaSeniorCare has finally settled its federal case involving nursing home abuse and neglect.  SavaSeniorCare has agreed to pay $11.2 million to move past claims that the agency provided substandard care and inflated billing in the pursuit of bigger profits. In addition to...

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What's going on with Georgia's COVID-19 nursing home death data?

State lawmakers are requesting federal investigators to review the COVID-19 death counts at Georgia nursing homes following some big discrepancies between state and federal data. According to an article by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sen. Raphael Warnock and Rep. Hank Johnson, who both serve as members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and House Committee...

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COVID-19 cases in nursing homes quickly declining across the U.S.

Nursing homes have been considered the most dangerous hotspots during the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus impacted roughly 31,000 nursing homes in the United States. It has also infected more than 1 million residents and staff members. This resulted in more than 163,000 deaths. Overall, nursing homes accounted for only about 5 percent of infections in...

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