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David Mittleman

Doormen in Apartments and Condos Trained to Spot Elder Abuse

Doormen at Apartments, Condos Help Fight Elder Abuse The doormen at apartments and condos may seem like their only responsibility is to greet visitors and hold open the door.  However, doormen can be the first line of defense against elder [...]
David Mittleman

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion for Off-Label Use of Risperdal to Senior Citizens

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion to Feds  Federal prosecutors have reached an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, that the company will pay $2.2 billion for allegations that it illegally [...]
David Mittleman

Two Disabled Adults Left in Van as Temperatures Soar in Massachusetts

Two Disabled Individuals Left in Van as Temperatures Rise Above 90 Degrees  Temperatures soared above 90 degrees in Kingston, MA on Friday, nearly resulting in the deaths of two disabled adults left in a van for hours as the driver seemingly [...]
David Mittleman

Federal Report Reveals Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Poor Nursing Home Care

When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility, it isn't an easy decision. You are likely met with agony over the choice you have to make between attempting to care for your loved one on your own or reaching out for [...]
David Mittleman

Seniors Die After Consuming Toxic Mushroom Soup at Nursing Home

In a strange and tragic turn of events, several seniors being cared for at the Gold Age Village in Loomis, California died after consuming toxic mushrooms used in a soup that was served during meal time. According to reports, a caregiver picked [...]
David Mittleman

Grandparent Scam Gains Popularity, Robs Elderly of Thousands of Dollars

You may have heard of the dubious "grandparent scam" that gained popularity a few years ago. Callers scam the elderly by calling and pretending to be a grandchild that has been arrested in another country and is in desperate need [...]
David Mittleman

Don’t Get Duped by Luxurious Nursing Home Amenities When Making Your Decision

The Detroit Free Press recently reviewed the state inspection reports for Michigan nursing homes and made several shocking discoveries. At least six individuals under the care of nursing home staff had died as a result of choking, falling, [...]
David Mittleman

Use of Physical Restraints With Elderly Patients Leads to More Harm Than Good

Dealing with elderly patients can be difficult and unpredictable, but according to a growing body of medical research restraining patients to prevent them from pulling out tubes or falling can do more harm than good. In fact, most of these [...]
David Mittleman

Jury Awards $90 Million to Son of Nursing Home Abuse Victim

A Charleston, West Virginia jury awarded the son of an 87-year-old women $90 million in damages after she died just weeks after being transferred to a temporary nursing home. In spite of the medical malpractice caps in place in West Virginia [...]
David Mittleman

Largest Nursing Home Abuse Verdict in History Shocks Industry and Riles Tort Reformers

Humboldt County, CA–Earlier this week, a group of California jurors announced the largest verdict in history against a nursing home accused of abuse. That verdict of $677 million sent shock waves through the nursing home industry and [...]