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Financial, Legal Advisors Scamming Elderly Has Become Big Business

Terry Ann McIntosh’s financial nightmare began four years ago, soon after she hired a caregiver through a family services website. McIntosh, then 75 and in a wheelchair, had assumed that the young woman who eventually showed up at her San …

Georgia Elder Facilities Face Allegations of Neglect, Abuse

An investigation into hundreds of senior assisted living and large personal care homes in Georgia turned up more than 600 allegations involving neglect and 90 of abuse by caregivers over the past four years. In that time, at least 20 …

Surplus Lines Bill Among Laws Vetoed by R.I. Governor As She Clears Desk

Among the three laws vetoed by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as she cleared her desk of all pending legislation last week was a bill relating to surplus lines insurance. The bill – 2018 – H 7909 Substitute A – …

West Virginia Jury Awards $325K in Elder Abuse Case

A Monroe County, West Virginia jury has ordered a woman to pay $325,000 in damages in an elder abuse case. The circuit court jury found Betty B. Brown liable for fraud, conversion, unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duties. Jurors …

Judge Upholds $23M Award in California Bed Sore Death

A Sacramento judge has upheld a $23 million jury award over the bed sore death of a woman at a Northern California assisted living facility. The Sacramento Bee reported the judge on Monday also awarded $4.3 million in legal costs …

Nursing Home Giant Guilty in California Wrongful Death Suit

A Sacramento Superior Court jury has returned verdicts of wrongful death and elder abuse against the nation’s largest assisted living company. The Sacramento Bee reported the trial now enters the punitive-damages phase for Emeritus Corp, a Seattle-based company with annual …