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Nursing Home Abuse Is The Health Care Story You Should be Following

By Huffington Post Last month, the federal government signaled its intention to roll back protections critical to the health, safety and welfare of vulnerable nursing home residents. The rule they want to eliminate bans the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements. These agreements require older adults, people with disabilities and their families to waive their rights to the judicial system before a dispute even arises. Then, any dispute, even abuse or neglect, and regardless of how egregiously they’ve been harmed, is forced into secretive arbitration proceedings. …Read More

Bringing a Malpractice Claim Against a Pediatrician

By Andrew Suszek Parents are extraordinarily protective of their children, especially when they are experiencing medical problems. So, when a child is caused harm by the doctor entrusted to treat them, a pediatrician is sure to get a mouthful from an angry parent. Pediatric malpractice is a fairly common form of medical malpractice, at least when it comes to allegations of wrongdoing. Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) consistently show that nearly one third of all pediatricians will be sued at some point …Read More

The Benefits of a Revocable Living Trust vs. a Will

By Julie Garber Making a decision between a revocable living trust vs. a will comes down to your personal concerns and what you want to achieve with your estate plan. For most people, an irrevocable trust isn’t an option because it involves turning over ownership your property to the trust and its trustee forever — once you do it, there’s no turning back. A revocable living trust can be “undone” if you change your mind. It’s not necessarily permanent. If you elect to form a revocable living trust rather …Read More