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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mar 27, 2014 - Elder Abuse by |

California Dementia Patients Missing

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER There have been three recent cases involving missing dementia patients in California.  Patients with dementia could have memory loss and impaired reasoning.  Assisted living facilities must take care to make sure that patients with dementia do not walk away from the premises.  Caring for a dementia patient at […]

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Mar 21, 2014 - Class Action by |

Consumers Would Like to See DirecTV Case go to Trial

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Consumers would like to see a class action lawsuit against DirecTV for charging early termination fees/penalties without the consumers consent go to trial.  DirecTV would prefer that a California appeals court send the lawsuit to arbitration and to take away the consumers constitutional right to jury trial.  DirecTV […]

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Stay One Step Ahead of Scammers

A recent article from the January edition of the New Yorker has highlighted some of the most prevalent scams to be reported so far this year, all of which target older Americans, over the age of 60. These schemes pinpoint weaknesses and vulnerabilities in older people, and prey on unsuspecting […]

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Mar 10, 2014 - False Claims by |

Federal Whistleblower Complaints Can Be Filed Online

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversees certain whistleblower programs.  There are twenty two whistleblower statutes covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  Whistleblowers are now able to file complaints online.  This provides another way for whistleblowers that have been retaliated against […]

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Mar 10, 2014 - Assisted Living by |

Missing Dementia Patient Found Dead

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER On February 15, 2014 a 74 year-old dementia patient went missing from an assisted living facility in California.  Police asked for the help of the public in locating the man.  Approximately one week later the body of the man was discovered.  Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for patients […]

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Mar 3, 2014 - Caregiver by |

Caregivers for the Elderly Can Become Abusive

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregivers for the elderly are sometimes abusive.  Doctors who work for Adult Protective Services have seen many cases of abuse and neglect.  According to the 1985 Elder Abuse Prevention, Identification and Treatment Act, abuse is defined as “willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or cruel punishment with […]

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