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Man in Florida Nursing Home Dies As a Result of Heat Exposure

On May 1, a Pinellas Park, Florida nursing home resident died at the hospital after he was left outside in the sun for several hours. As police continue to investigate the death, guardians who had loved ones at the facility are asserting the care at… Read More

West Virginia Officials Stressing Motorcycle Safety this Month

As the weather begins to warm up in West Virginia, locals and state law enforcement want to stress the importance of motorcycle safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which deems May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month,… Read More

Increased Complaints of Patient Dumping against Some Nursing Homes

Patient dumping is a growing problem in some nursing homes across the U.S., leaving patients without care when in need. Patients who require extensive care or who are challenging to care for are sometimes targeted by nursing homes for eviction and… Read More

Textalyzer Could Reduce Texting and Driving Accidents

New technology is currently in development that could make it easier for police officers to enforce the ban on texting while driving that already exists in 46 states. The Textalyzer is a device that would give authorities the ability to connect to the… Read More

Stewart Bell, PLLC Announces the 2016 Winner of The Harry Bell Scholarship

The attorneys and legal staff at Stewart Bell, PLLC are proud to announce the 2016 winner of the The Harry Bell Scholarship Program. This year’s commendable scholarship winner is Daniel Dease, of Martinsburg, WV. Daniel currently has a 3.4 GPA and plans… Read More

WV Nursing Home Still on List of Facilities That “Have Not Improved”

Nearly one year ago, the Dunbar Center nursing home was placed on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) list of facilities that chronically provide inadequate care for their residents. All nursing homes on the list, including the Dunbar… Read More

April Marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

No matter which U.S. streets or highways you travel on, there are likely to be numerous distracted drivers sharing the roadways with you. In 2014, more than 3,175 deaths occurred as a result of driver distraction. For the month of April, West Virginia… Read More

Nursing Home Residents With Dementia Commonly Prescribed Counter Effective Drugs

According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, elderly nursing home residents with dementia are commonly prescribed drugs that counteract the positive effects of their dementia medications. The study, which… Read More

Minnesota Nursing Home Resident Assaults Caught on Video

Hidden cameras in a Minnesota nursing home captured appalling assaults on several elderly residents. The footage of the nursing home abuse led to the dismissal of ten facility employees, two of whom are facing criminal charges for their role in the… Read More

DOJ Launches Task Forces to Fight Substandard Nursing Home Care

Millions of senior citizens reside in nursing homes across the United States. While each facility is expected to provide its residents with compassion and an acceptable level of care, many fall short of this expectation. Residents of subpar nursing… Read More

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New AHCA Guide Focuses on Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Due to an increasing, newer form of elder abuse, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) has created a training kit to be…

Why Arbitration is Bad for Consumers

Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that is not conducted in a courtroom. No judge presides, no jury weighs the issues…

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