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The Impact of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 in Today’s World

Nursing Home Reform Act

In a 1986 study conducted by the US Congress, the Institute of Medicine discovered that residents of nursing homes were given substandard care and abuse and neglect were common occurrences. Consequently, the Nursing Home Reform Act was passed and became law in 1987. Nursing homes must continue to comply with the Reform Act to this day.

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Proving a Complaint Against a Nursing Home in Staten Island, NY

Nursing home abuse

If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected, abused or mistreated in one of the eleven certified nursing homes on Staten Island, you can file a complaint against that facility. You will want to offer as much evidence as possible.

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Danger Hazards in Subways

Subway accident

The subway is the busiest form of public transport and the source of danger hazards that can cause personal injury to a commuter or railway worker. The accidents that occur most often in the subway involve slips and falls, heavy machinery or falling objects, and exposure to dangerous chemicals.

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Nursing Home Neglect and Bed Sore Lawsuits

Nursing Home

Bed sores, also called pressure ulcers, are lesions on the skin that arise when there is prolonged pressure on one area of the body. This causes skin damage as well as damage to the underlying tissue. This damage does not take a long time to occur in older individuals who are primarily confined to a bed and lie or sit in one position for too long.

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