For-profit nursing homes across the country are profit centers for owners and investors and the care provided to residents suffer as a result. Investors in nursing homes are creative and hide their profits by charging high management fees back to the nursing home as well as exorbitant amounts in rent. They then use the small … Continue reading Nursing Homes Exposed (COVID-19)
A Tort is defined as a wrongful act. Torts are wrongdoings done by one party against another and recognized by law as grounds for a civil lawsuit. For example, say you are an elderly woman walking on the sidewalk at an outdoor shopping plaza and are hit by a person riding their bike on the … Continue reading What Is A Tort?
In jury trials, juries are the fact finders or trier of fact. It is the jury’s responsibility to sort through disputed accounts presented in evidence before coming to a decision during deliberation at the end of the trial. The judge decides questions of law, i.e., how the law applies to a given set of facts. … Continue reading Charging the Jury
Update: Genesis in Milford, DE has “Dozens of COVID-19 cases” according to Delaware State News (4/15/20). According to the article, 55 residents and 13 employees have tested positive for the disease. https://delawarestatenews.net/coronavirus/report-dozens-of-covid-19-cases-at-genesis-care-center-in-milford/ The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) has already begun its investigation of nursing homes for violations related to the handling of COVID-19 … Continue reading GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING NURSING HOME CULPABILITY FOR COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS) INFECTIONS
From 1992-1998 there were 21 cases reported by State Farm Insurance to National Highway Safety Traffic Administration regarding automobile collisions involving tread separation on Firestone ATX tires. Fourteen of those vehicles reported were Ford Explorers and wore Firestone ATX tires. By 1999, there were 30 more cases reported. The toll quickly grew to 88 known … Continue reading Firestone and Ford: The Sometimes Lethal Combination
U.S. doctors start their residencies (in hospital training) each July 1 in thousands of “teaching hospitals” nationwide. In 2012 the influx was noted as nearly 37,000 interns and other trainees. The result? An abundance of current teams of experienced residents leave “teaching hospitals” and are replaced by trainees fresh out of medical school. The notion … Continue reading The July Effect: An Urban Myth?
Wikipedia defines Cyberbullying as “ the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. According to U.S. Legal Definitions, “Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of … Continue reading What is Cyberbullying?
A faulty design in the Ford Pinto’s gasoline tank was the cause of over 500 deaths and hundreds of injuries for Pinto owners. The defect made the gasoline tank vulnerable to explosion after rear-end collision. A California jury awarded an unprecedented $128 million dollars for a claim against Ford. A Los Angeles woman died and … Continue reading The Pinto- “Lee’s Car”
Electronic Cigarettes or vapor cigarettes are devices made from metal tubes which contain a cartridge filled with nicotine laced liquid. The liquid is vaporized by a battery powered heating element. E Cigarettes mimic cigarettes and come in a variety of flavors. Manufacturers of e cigarettes falsely claim they are a less dangerous alternative to smoking … Continue reading E Cigarette Hazards
The Cyberbullying Story: The website operated by Ryan’s parents, John and Kelly Halligan, states that early concerns about Ryan’s speech, language and motor skills development led to him receiving special education services from preschool through the fourth grade. Ryan’s academic and physical struggles made him the regular target of a particular bully at school between … Continue reading Cyber Bullying Stories: The Ryan Halligan Case (1989 – 2003)