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Published on June 15, 2017

Newbury Park nursing home pays in class-action settlement

Newbury Park nursing home pays in class-action settlement

A highly-rated Catholic nursing home in Newbury Park has agreed to pay $345,000 and will undergo spot inspections in the settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging patients were being given powerful drugs without required consent.

The long-awaited …

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Editorial: Trump protects nursing homes at seniors’ expense

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a rule rescinding an Obama-era regulation prohibiting nursing homes from requiring patients and their families to sign binding arbitration agreements.

Signing those agreements, which …

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Disabled Iowans, fed up with cuts under privatized Medicaid, sue Gov. Reynolds

The lawsuit asks that a federal judge order the state to stop letting its contractors arbitrarily deny or cut services allowing Iowans with disabilities to live in their homes.

The group’s lawyers considered adding the three managed care ….

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Minot nursing home blames hospital for hepatitis C outbreak

The nursing home sought an injunction to mandate the hospital test its employees and patients.

Trinity contends the nursing home also has been colluding with the Minot Action Network to pressure the hospital into conducting widespread testing. The …

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Be Careful With That Power of Attorney!: Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Lawsuits

On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark.

This case addressed the issue of whether an agent acting pursuant to a power of attorney could bind an estate to an arbitration …

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