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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: March, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Under O.C.G.A. 9-3-33, the Statute of Limitations for personal injuries in Georgia is two years from the time in which the “right accrues.” This includes most claims surrounding nursing home abuse and neglect. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Rob Schenk and Will Smith discuss how this limitations period may be shortened or extended, and the policy rationale behind the law.

Mar 19, 2018

Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen provide information about how to find a facility and how to do to get quality care. Most importantly, ombudsmen can assist you with complaints against nursing homes. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk welcome special guest William Whited to the podcast to discuss who the ombudsman are, for whom they advocate, and when they should be sought out.   

William Whited serves as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the State of Oklahoma. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Oklahoma Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and systems and legislative advocacy for long-term care residents.

Mar 12, 2018

Every state in the country has a working Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. Their duties include assistance to residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other locations to protect long term care residents' rights. In today’s episode, nursing home abuse attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk welcome special guest William Whited to the podcast to discuss who the ombudsman are, for whom they advocate, and when they should be sought out.   

William Whited serves as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the State of Oklahoma. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Oklahoma Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and systems and legislative advocacy for long-term care residents.

Mar 5, 2018

It is often said that if regulatory agencies were properly funded and allowed to do their jobs, nursing home abuse attorneys would go out of business. In today’s episode, attorneys Will Smith and Rob Schenk discuss the civil justice system, suing nursing homes, and investigating abuse with special guest Mark Kosieradzki, a nursing home abuse lawyer based in Minnesota. 

Mark Kosieradzki is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” in addition to recently receiving his 21st Super Lawyer award. His injury practice focuses primarily on nursing home abuse and neglect.

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