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The Nursing Home Abuse Podcast

Examining the latest legal topics and news facing families whose loved ones have been injured in a nursing home. Hosted by lawyers Rob Schenk and Will Smith of Schenk Smith LLC.
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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 26, 2017

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method in which a neutral party attempts to facilitate a settlement between parties. As an alternative to litigation, mediation can often be much faster, cheaper, and less risky. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the phases of mediating a case against a nursing home. Also discussed, online resources that are helpful for locating the nursing home that is right for your loved one.

Jun 19, 2017

There are many moving parts to a lawsuit alleging abuse filed against a nursing home. From the initial filing and service, motions practice, service, trial, and appeals, the entire process can take years. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the phases of litigating a nursing home abuse case.

Jun 12, 2017

Skilled nursing facilities come in many shapes and sizes. What care your loved one receives at a nursing home may be different than the care received at an assisted living facility. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the standards of care for various skilled nursing facilities, as well as palliative, hospice, and general care. Also discussed, whether family members of nursing home residents should fear repercussions for reporting abuse.

Jun 5, 2017

Elder abuse, whether occurring in a nursing home or other facility, or in the home of a family member, is a crime. Perpetrators of abuse are susceptible to fines and jail time under criminal codes that vary from state to state. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss the various criminal codes that are applicable to abuse. Also discussed, the concept of punitive damages in nursing home cases: what they are and when they are awarded.

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