Elder Abuse in California Responsible for Death of 58 Year Old Man

The California Department of Public Health recently announced that the Browning Manor Convalescent Hospital, a nursing home in Delano, California, has received an AA citation - the harshest penalty under California State Law - for nursing home abuse and negligence. The citation was accompanied by a $100,000 fine from the State for the death of a resident that resulted from inadequate supervision and care. Elder Abuse at Brown Manor The resident was a 58 year-old man from Kern County. He had a history of aggression and outbursts, and was particularly difficult with staff members on June 23, 2009. Brown Manor Policy states that … [Read more...]

DePuy Fights the New York Times and Loses

Give credit to the New York Times for being the first to warn patients and doctors about the potential defects that eventually led to the Depuy hip implant recall. In March of 2010, The New York Times was the first to break the story about these potentially defective products which could cause serious injury to patients. Although The New York Times' data was essentially indisputable, DePuy issued strong denials and defended it's hip implant's track record. DePuy fought back, saying that their ASR XL Acetabular System was just as safe as other hip implant systems distributed by other manufacturers. Ironically, as The New York Times … [Read more...]