Nursing Home Administrator Charged With Cover Up After Losing Resident

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

A stunning lack of human decency and compassion was evident in Queens, New York, after a nursing home administrator allegedly lied to investigators regarding one of the residents of the Bishop Charles Waldo Maclean Episcopal Nursing Home.

One of the residents of the facility, a 73-year-old man suffering from dementia wandered away from the facility at some point during the night of May 26th. As of today, he still has not been found.

Regular readers of this blog know that wandering nursing home residents are not infrequent. What makes this situation truly outrageous is that the Administrator never called 911 to report the man missing. Instead, she falsified nursing home reports to indicate that the man had left the nursing home voluntarily.

The man was only reported missing on May 30.

The first few minutes after a nursing home resident is discovered missing are critical…

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Minn. Faces Shortage Of Primary Care Doctors

Watch out for scare tactics, what we have is already very frightening!

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Primary care physicians are more readily available in Minnesota than most of the country, but experts say the state faces a looming shortage and only partly because of the federal health care overhaul that will extend coverage to around 300,000 uninsured residents.

Minnesota ranks ninth nationally in total active primary care physicians per 100,000 people, with 4,938 doctors to serve nearly 5.3 million people as of 2010, according to American Medical Association data. To the extent that access to primary care physicians is a problem in the state, figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services point to the state’s Indian reservations and some sparsely populated counties in far northern Minnesota.

The Minnesotans who will gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act aren’t the main worry for Mark Schoenbaum, director of the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Minnesota Department of Health…

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OKLAHOMA TORT REFORM LAW STRUCK DOWN AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Doesn’t this bother anyone??? I guess it is just me.

Tort Burger - Hold the Reform

According to Forbes. the Supreme Court of Oklahoma struck down a tort reform package the Oklahoma legislature passed in 2009.  The single law included numerous tort reform provisions, including a cap on non-economic damages and the requirement that an expert affidavit be filed with the petition in certain negligence cases.

The Supreme Court ruled that the law violated a constitutional requirement that a bill deal with a single subject.  The purpose of the law is to prevent a lawmaker from adding provisions to a bill that a lawmaker would feel log-rolled into agreeing with, in order to pass the provisions of the bill the lawmaker agrees with.

This news comes just days after a report out of Tulsa, by KJRH, that two more of Dr. Scott Harrington’s patients have tested positive for hepatitis.  If you have not previously seen the reports, Dr. Harrington is a dentist in Oklahoma…

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