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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Dangers in Being Discharged from the Hospital (Part II)

By Bertram & Amell |

In a previous post, reference was made to a New York Times article that reported the discharge stage of a hospital patient’s care – when the patient is being released from the hospital and transferred back to the care of the patient’s primary care physician – as one of the most dangerous times for… Read More »

Dangers in Being Discharged from the Hospital (Part I)

By Bertram & Amell |

When a patient is discharged from the hospital, it would make sense that their condition has improved.  However, According to a recent article in The New York Times,  this period of the patient’s hospital stay – the period leading up to and just following discharge – can be one of the most dangerous times… Read More »

Nursing Homes and Forced Arbitration Clauses: What You Need to Know (Part II)

By Bertram & Amell |

Nursing homes throughout the country have attempted to limit their legal liability by requiring new residents to sign contracts upon admission. Buried deep within the text of these contracts are forced arbitration clauses and are designed to severely limit the ability of the new resident or his or her family to recover compensation if… Read More »

Nursing Homes and Forced Arbitration Clauses: What You Need to Know (Part I)

By Bertram & Amell |

Although some may not wish to talk about nursing home abuse, the statistics don’t lie – older Americans are being abused and mistreated in nursing homes as well as in other settings at an alarming rate. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, a 2000 study that interviewed 2,000 nursing home residents found… Read More »

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