Category: Tort Reform

Record Price Per Bed

The average price per bed for nursing homes rose almost 22% year over year for the first quarter of 2021. Even as staffing shortages and low occupancy rates, profits soar because of the bail-outs and high reimbursement rates. Real estate investment trusts are active in the industry. DAC Acquisition LLC entered into a merger agreement with Diversicare

Immunity is Unsafe

Lawsuits deter bad conduct. It is the whole point of the justice system. Without justice and accountability, bad conduct will increase.  For example, Florida gave legal immunity to nursing homes for COVID deaths from careless and reckless infection control. Guess what? Cases of COVID deaths increased after Florida gave nursing homes blanket immunity for neglect

Vaccine Court

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Thirty-five years ago, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The Program reimburses children hurt by routine immunizations administered as a condition of school entry. The federal program compensates people experiencing vaccine injuries, but not injuries from covid vaccines. This program is known also as the vaccine court. The vaccine

Abuse of the Judicial Process

U.S. District Judge Linda Parker sanctioned Sidney Powell and other Trump lawyers for filing a frivolous lawsuit. They sued in Michigan to challenge Biden’s election victory over Trump. The lawsuit was dismissed for lack of any evidence to support the allegations. In a written decision last December, Parker said Powell’s voter fraud claims were “nothing

Prosecutorial Ethics

Great news for the citizens of South Carolina. At least the innocent ones!  The Supreme Court has modified prosecutorial ethics to make sure that prosecutors have an ethical duty to protect innocent people. Amendments to Rule 3.8 of the Rules of Professional Conduct The amendments to Rule 3.8 of the Rules of Professional Conduct govern

Immunity for Assault?

Immunity for Abuse The nursing home industry demands legal immunity for acts of abuse and neglect for the last 18 months. Why does this make sense? For example, according to the Belleville News-Democrat, investigators cited New Athens Home for the Aged for putting residents’ safety in “immediate jeopardy.”  A nurse allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly

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