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Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

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 »

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Look at Use of Antibiotics in Nursing Homes

By Bertram & Amell |

On September 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations concerning the use of antibiotics in long-term care facilities. Specifically, the recommendations came out the controversy surrounding nursing homes being hotbeds for misprescribed antibiotics and, in reaction, what the CDC calls the creation and spread of “superbugs” that are a serious… 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 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 »


Nursing Home Abuse Prevention vs. Invasion of Privacy

By Bertram & Amell |

A recent survey conducted by Software Advice market research explored consumer opinions on using surveillance cameras as a means to prevent and deter nursing home abuse and neglect. Key Findings from the survey were: Sixty-three percent of respondents were likely to request that a camera be installed in a loved one’s room to monitor… Read More »

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