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Mark Favaloro

Abuse Found in Privately Run Facilities for Mentally Disabled in Virginia

State-run trainng centers for mentally disabled aduts in Virginia (VA) have long come under fire for incidents of patient abuse and neglect. Now, data collected by the state's Adult…

Mark Favaloro

If Your Family Member’s Nursing Home Is Bad, Move Them!

Decisions related to the care of an aging parent or loved one are deeply personal and often difficult. Perhaps the most important of these decisions is selecting a nursing home that will be able…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Shuttered Portsmouth, VA Nursing Home Settles Abuse Claim With Family of Deceased Woman

Family members of a mentally disabled woman have received a $150,000 settlement from the Portsmouth, Virginia (VA), group home and assisted living facility at which they alleged the staff abused and…

Rick Shapiro

Sexual Assault in Nursing Home Highlights Need for Oversight

An inexcusable act occurred at the Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mark S. Albright, a licensed nurse working at the facility on the 600 block of Kingsborough Square in Chesapeake,…

Jenny Albano

Women Awarded $7.5 Million From Norfolk for Son Who Was Hit by City Truck

The city of Norfolk is awarding a woman $7.5 million because her son was hit by a truck which was driven by an employee of the city.The circuit judge hearing the case must approve the settlement so the case is scheduled to go to trial next week. Council approval isn’t necessary but the judge sought approval anyway.Renee D. Wilson brought the lawsuit in January 2007. Wilson’s attorney, Jack…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Nursing Homes Bow to Big Money

Authored by: John M. CooperA disturbing trend is emerging across the county regarding the quality of care and treatment that nursing home residents are receiving from nursing home operators. This trend involves the purchase, by wealthy investors, of numerous nursing homes. Upon acquiring these nursing homes as new investments the trend is for the quality of care provided to nursing home…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Injured People Need To Learn Simplicity

The lawyers in my law firm Hajek, Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis and Appleton exclusively handle injury and wrongful death cases and only do them on behalf of the injured people and families never the insurance companies. We are always tying to continue our legal education to make sure to do the very best job possible in court in the complicated area of medical malpractice lawsuits. When…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Nursing Home Abuse Becomes an Ever Growing Problem

According to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, by the year 2030, 8.9 million people will be 85 or older. This is double the amount of elderly today. With this rise in population many will head to nursing homes for special care. However, a nursing shortage is sure to come with such an overwhelming increase in population. Neglect is the number one cause of nursing home abuse cases. A…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Accidental Falls-A Major Risk in Nursing Homes

According to a published report in the Washington Times on November 17, 2006, the leading cause of injury deaths for people over 65 is a fall. In 2003, over 13,000 seniors died from falling according to a study by the United States Centers for Disease Control. Older men are more likely than older women to die from a tumble because they are typically more frail. The population of people over 65…