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Mark Favaloro

Nurse’s Aide Caught on Tape Abusing 89-Year-Old Woman

What Happened

A nurse’s aide was caught abusing an 89-year-old woman in Bronx, New York (NY) after a loving granddaughter installed a hidden camera in a potted plant.

It all started…

Mark Favaloro

West Virginia Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement Declared Invalid in Wrongful Death Case

In 2012, West Virginia nursing homes were in the news when the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that their arbitration agreements were invalid in cases involving personal injury or…

Mark Favaloro

Designed to Keep Nursing Home Residents Safe, Bed Rails May Do More Harm than Good

Bed rails are a common sight in hospitals and nursing homes and can serve multiple purposes. According to the FDA, patients can use the rails when they are trying to move themselves around on a…

Mark Favaloro

Administrator has License Suspended over Virginia Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

According to the Virginia Gazette, an administrator of six assisted living facilities in Virginia has had his license suspended by the Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators pending an…

Mark Favaloro

Pharmaceutical Company Fined $1.5 Billion for Wrongfully Promoting Depakote to Nursing Homes

In yet another case of big companies caring more about their bottom line than their customers, pharmaceutical giant Abbott Laboratories pleaded guilty to misbranding Depakote (divalproex sodium)….

Mark Favaloro

90-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident Awarded $34 Million by Jury

A 90-year-old woman who was denied insurance coverage she had paid for more than a decade has won a multimillion judgment against her insurer.

She and her husband decided to take out a…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

HBO Documentary Debunks Tort Reform Myths

Most people have heard about the infamous McDonald’s hot coffee personal injury case. Many tort reform advocates point to that case as an example of a “frivolous” lawsuit and…

Rick Shapiro

Virginia Beach Nursing Home with Poor Record of Care Set to Lose Medicare Funding

Beacon Shores Nursing Home, located at 340 Lynn Shores Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) is set to lose its Medicare funding in May. The facility failed to improve its level of treatment and…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Nursing Home Abuse More Common than Statistics Indicate

Some people think nursing home abuse is a “once-in-a-blue-moon” event. Unfortunately, it’s much more common occurrence than one would expect. The official data indicates…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Elderly at Higher Risk for Slip and Fall Injury

“Help, I’ve fall and I can’t get up!” We’ve all heard this joke before, but slip and fall injuries are a serious issue for elderly citizens.
The risk of sustaining an…