Nursing Home Complaint Center Targeting Nursing Home Neglect, Abuse, and Fraud in 2011

The Nursing Home Complaint Center is making identification of US nursing home neglect and abuse it number one priority in 2011. The group is saying, "we believe needless sepsis infections, septic shock, broken bones, wrongful death, and elder abuse in our nation's nursing homes are at epidemic levels." The group says, "one of the biggest problems we see in the vast majority of our nation's nursing homes is staffing levels, are not high enough to meet Medicare, or Medicaid standards, with the result being dead patients, or patients suffering from sepsis, or septic shock, due to medical malpractice, or broken bones."

The Nursing Home Complaint Center is beginning the new year with a dramatically enhanced national investigation involving identifying nursing home patients, who now have sepsis, septic shock, broken bones, or are a victim of a wrongful death in any nursing home nationwide. As part of the investigation, the group is asking families who have proof that their loved ones suffered from nursing home neglect and abuse, to contact their office. The Nursing Home Complaint Center says, "Medicare, or Medicaid fraud is a $60 billion dollar a year business. Much of this fraud happens in our nation's nursing homes. It could be short staffing, it could be bundling, or up-coding medical bills, and we are going after it all in 2011." For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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