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Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress

Following a Scottish initiative to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by pressure ulcers, a bio-engineering firm is working to use sensor technology to combat the problem by creating [...]

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The Twin Cities Archdiocese Charged With Failing to Protect Children

On June 5, 2015, criminal charges were filed against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, accusing church leaders of failing to protect children from sexual abuse and for [...]

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3 Tips for Issuing Public Records Requests in WA Nursing Home Neglect Cases

The Residential Care Services Division of DSHS licenses, inspects, and investigates complaints relating to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family homes in Washington.  [...]

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3 Defenses to Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts

Dealing with arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts has become an increasing problem for plaintiff attorneys in Washington.  Most nursing home companies now require residents to sign [...]

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Non-Economic Damages for the Death of an Elderly Plaintiff

On November 6, 2014, WSAJ presented a CLE on wrongful death damages which included a presentation by attorney Mark Kosieradzki titled, “Non-Economic Damages for the Death of An Elderly [...]

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Recent Kitsap County Ruling Applying Punitive Damages to Corporate Nursing Home Defendants

A Kitsap County judge recently ruled in a nursing home wrongful death case, Sharp v. Life Care Centers, that punitive damages may apply to the Tennessee corporate defendants in that case, Life [...]