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Category Archives: Elderly Abuse Lawyer

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 »

Study: One in Five Nursing Home Residents Abused

By Bertram & Amell |

Many of us entrust nursing homes with the care of our most beloved relatives. We count on these facilities to provide safety, good care, and a happy life for those who are unable to care for themselves and may need constant medical attention. But news stories and studies continue to reveal that abuse in… Read More »

D.C. Area Nurse Rejects Plea Deal

By Bertram & Amell |

DC area traveling nurse Jared Kline was offered a plea deal in December 2014. Prosecutors said they would dismiss any additional charges if he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse. Kline rejected this plea offer at a hearing on Tuesday. The next hearing… Read More »

D.C. Area Nurse is Offered a Plea Deal in Sexual Assault Cases

By Bertram & Amell |

Attorney Catherine “Katie” Bertram is involved in patient sexual assault cases against DC area traveling nurse Jared Kline. Katie attended Nurse Kline’s preliminary criminal hearing on Wednesday December 10th and learned that a plea deal is being offered by the prosecution. The offer includes a requirement that Nurse Klein surrender his DC nursing license…. Read More »


D.C. Area Travelling Nurse is Suspended for Accusations of Sexual Assault

By Bertram & Amell |

Attorney Catherine “Katie” Bertram was interviewed by WJLA-TV ABC 7 News about the sexual assault charges filed against Jared Kline. Kline, a travelling Falls Church, VA nurse, was accused of sexually assaulting female patients at four different D.C.area hospitals. Katie speaks out on the importance of implementing processes to help avoid repeating scenarios like… Read More »

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