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In a new article from The Trial Lawyer magazine, Attorneys David J. Hoey and Shawn J. Tennis discuss the differences between nursing homes and assisted living facilities, their standards of care, staffing levels, and the types of potential cases that can arise from these facilities.
For the second time in two years, CareOne faces sharp criticism after a younger resident killed an older one at one of its Massachusetts nursing homes. The death highlights a troubling nationwide pattern of violent and sometimes deadly confrontations between nursing home residents.
Massachusetts assisted living facilities reported 305 cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation involving residents in 2015 – and half of the reports were filed late.
A Massachusetts federal judge ruled Tuesday that an insurance claims administrator couldn’t escape an unfair insurance practices suit when it allegedly failed to make a reasonable settlement offer before or after an underlying $16 million verdict stemming from a woman’s death at a nursing home.
For Attorney David Hoey, following the advice of his college wrestling coach has paid huge dividends in his personal and professional life. This alumni spotlight from the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 issue of The Reformer (a publication of the Massachusetts School of Law) details how David embraced the lesson taught by his coach: dedication, determination, and discipline.
Super Lawyers, the Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, has announced the 2016 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists and Hoey Law is pleased to announce that two of our attorneys were among those selected for inclusion.
For the first time since 1994 when the federal nursing home enforcement regulations were published, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased the amount and type of situations when civil monetary penalties (CMPs) must be imposed without first giving the facilities an opportunity to correct their noncompliance.
Without realizing it, many people sign away their rights to go to court, their rights to a jury, and their rights to other legal precedents when accepting everyday agreements.