Understaffing

Ask the Legal Expert about ... understaffing lawsuits

Ask the Legal Expert about ... understaffing lawsuits

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I read about a state supreme court upholding class-action status for a lawsuit alleging "chronic understaffing." How do we insulate ourselves from such allegations?

Will 29-hour workweeks be the new normal in long-term care?

Will 29-hour workweeks be the new normal in long-term care?

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We've been hearing a lot lately about problems uninsured people are having with health exchanges. But not much is being reported about a different kind of exchange many long-term care managers might soon be dealing with.

$90 million verdict against HCR ManorCare will stand, judge rules

$90 million verdict against HCR ManorCare will stand, judge rules

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HCR ManorCare was appropriately penalized $90 million in a case involving resident neglect and understaffing, a judge in West Virginia ruled last week. Lawyers for the nursing home company said they would appeal to the state's supreme court.