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A Growing Senior Population Rises an Issue on Elder Abuse.

November 16, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP

Authored by Nancy Picasso Improper care or elder abuse is not only a statewide issue it’s a national crisis. As the problem arises, more and more evidence proves that elder abuse occurs to adults age 60 and over. According to The Oregonian, people who are socially isolated, have dementia, or have a mental illness are […]

Class-Action Lawsuit Against Largest Nursing Home Provider in California

October 22, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Brius Healthcare Services, California’s largest provider of nursing homes and its owner, Shlomo Rechnitz are being sued in a class-action lawsuit for violation of resident’s rights, fraud and unfair business practices. The lawsuit alleges dozens of claims of chronic understaffing and “actual or suspected abuse or neglect.” It seeks to make the nursing home provider […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living, about 5 million elderly persons are abused, neglected, and exploited annually. At least $2.6 billion are lost by the elderly each year because of financial abuse and exploitation. Elder abuse can happen to […]