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Nursing Home Residents Granted Right to Sue

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A major change is coming to the way nursing homes and their residents negotiate contracts. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that all long-term care facilities that receive any compensation from Medicaid and/or Medicare will be barred from imposing mandatory, pre-dispute, binding arbitration clauses in residency... Read more »

Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act Extended until 2090

Congress voted to extend The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, providing much-needed medical coverage to individuals with Ground Zero-related health illnesses for the next 75 years. Enacted by President Barack Obama in 2011, the act ensures that the heroes of 9/11 continue to receive treatment services for chronic... Read more »

Summer Months Bring Injury Risks

Long awaited and much cherished, the arrival of summer is something most everyone welcomes with glee. Days of boots and heavy coats have finally given way to carefree living in shorts and sandals, and everyone seems ready to enjoy the outdoors. While there is no doubt about the sense of... Read more »

Safety Violations Found in Amtrak Crash

A train accident that took the lives of two railroad workers has been attributed at least in part to failure to follow standard safety regulations. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) confirmed that safety standards were not followed at the time of the Amtrak crash. Specifically, the administration cited concerns about... Read more »