Wrongful Death

Class-action OK'd for lawsuit

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The Arkansas Supreme Court has agreed with a circuit court that a wrongful death complaint claiming understaffing by a nursing home may proceed as a class-action lawsuit.

Nursing home settles case of resident hit, killed by food cart

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A California long-term care facility has agreed to settle a wrongful death case involving a resident who was struck by a dining cart, local news sources reported Monday.

$1.2 million awarded in case of nursing home resident trapped, fatally burned in bed

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A nursing home resident in Ohio suffered fatal burns from a radiator, leading to arbitration that ended last week with a $1.2 million award.

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Extendicare Homes to review a conflict over an arbitration agreement and wrongful death lawsuit.

Extendicare resident's arbitration agreements should stand, jury concludes

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Arbitration agreements signed by a resident of an Extendicare facility are valid, a jury in Kentucky determined Friday.

Judge: No expert testimony needed to advance tub-death case against Emeritus Corp.

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The estate of a woman who died in an Emeritus Corp. assisted living facility may pursue wrongful death and medical malpractice claims without providing expert testimony, U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster has ruled.

Petition seeks clarity on arbitration

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Nursing home company SSC Odin Operating Co. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to again weigh in on arbitration agreements.

Nursing home operator petitions Supreme Court to rule on arbitration in wrongful death cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court may again weigh in on arbitration agreements in nursing homes. Nursing home company SSC Odin Operating Co. recently filed a writ of certiorari asking the nation's highest court to resolve a question on the matter.

Top state court says arbitration agreement doesn't prevent family member from suing

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The child of a deceased long-term care resident is not bound to an arbitration agreement because she signed it on behalf of her mother — not herself — an Illinois court ruled Thursday.

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Lawmakers in Florida are proposing a controversial bill that would put a $300,000 cap on non-economic damages in wrongful death cases involving nursing homes.