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Eric T. Chaffin

Over 80 Residents Moved from Autumn Health Care in Zanesville

In June 2013, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine declared that residential care at the Autumn Health Care nursing home was “absolutely shocking and disturbing.” He added that the state was revoking the facility’s license, and recommended that the federal Centers […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Which State Gives the Best Care to Its Seniors?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states there are about 16,100 nursing homes in the U.S., with about 1.5 million residents. Meanwhile, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, over 20,000 complaints of abuse, gross neglect, and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Disabled Americans May Have Better Care Thanks to One Lawsuit

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is considered discrimination to “segregate” disabled people in nursing homes or other traditionally institutional settings. Yet…

Eric T. Chaffin

$90.5 Million Verdict Stands in West Virginia Nursing Home Lawsuit

Proponents of tort reform are up in arms after Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr. denied a new trial for a nursing home lawsuit that ended in a $91.5 million verdict for the plaintiff…

Eric T. Chaffin

Florida Attempts to Limit Punitive Damages in Nursing Home Lawsuits

According to the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), when considering lawsuits against nursing homes, An appropriate system of justice should be based on liability, not making it lucrative…

Eric T. Chaffin

Medication Errors “Common” in Many Nursing Homes

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (Jul-Aug 2009), medication administration in nursing homes is prone to many errors. After observing…