Arkansas US Circuit Judge Michael Maggio appeals a conviction for accepting campaign donations from a nursing home operator in exchange for reducing a verdict against that facility by several million dollars. The nursing home owner in this case also used a series of shell companies to shield his liability from abuse claims. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss how prevalent the problem of corruption and legal loopholes that help nursing homes cover up abuse.
12 residents of the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills died after an air conditioning unit lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In the weeks after, the nursing home shut down, family members filed suit, and laws have been enacted. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss the facts of this incident, what we can learn, and how we can prevent future nursing home deaths.
Formed in 1975, the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is the leading national organization representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. The National Consumer Voice annual conference was recently held in Washington, DC. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorney Will Smith discusses his time attending the conference.
While nursing homes cannot be locked down like a prison, administrators should still take all reasonable precautions to keep vulnerable residents from wandering off premises. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss a particularly egregious case of elopement resulting in the death of a resident. Also discussed, a case of physical assault by a nursing home employee and force majeure events.