Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers call for independent monitoring of Deficient Nursing

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Bowling Green, KY (BUSINESS WIRE) 17 January 2012

Kentucky nursing home abuse and neglect attorney J. Marshall Hughes today quotes a new Center for Medicare Advocacy study in the demand for independent inspections to replace deficient nursing homes unreliable self-reporting by the facilities.

“The finding that nursing facilities are already reporting under special scrutiny because of their misconduct, false information to improve the claim clearly shows that independent checks are the only means to properly monitor these nursing homes,” said Hughes.

Hughes’ Kentucky personal injury law firm, Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers provides, elderly victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in Kentucky and Tennessee personal injury and death lawsuits.

“We hope this result is also an incentive for real improvement in these elderly care facilities,” said Hughes.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), certain nursing facilities as a “special focus facilities.” The CMS defines these as institutions that have cited to federal deficits over the previous three years. They are considered as the poorest of care, offer to their residents. As a result, they are checked twice a year instead of once, by state survey agencies. You also get other additional monitoring.


studied, the Center for Medicare Advocacy CMS reports about 47 SFFs on the list of 144 nursing homes identified as SFFs May last year. The study found that the SFFs, 96 percent of them belongs to a for-profit basis, false statements to the inspectors.

According to the study, more than half of the plants to higher personnel costs than actually existed, and more than half reported high “quality measures”, a calculation at a meeting of residents care needs that were inaccurate.

“It is not surprising that the older hens are not sure if the profit-seeking foxes guarding the henhouse,” said Lee Coleman, a Kentucky nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer, who is also a partner in Hughes & Coleman.

“If it were not for the state in order to be paid the correct independent audits and inspections of nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly care possible, then it is up to the public – family and other relatives of qualified child care facility residents – to monitor and speak about the quality of care made available, “said Coleman.

The lawyers said that should the next reporting suspected abuse and neglect to appropriate authorities, victims and family members are also at a law firm that concentrates in this area of ??law for the information and support.

Hughes & Coleman’s website, provides a comprehensive discussion about the signs of elder abuse and neglect, and it provides information about the problems on the page Frequently Asked Questions . report

“Our attorneys and staff have taken on the cause of hope for our seniors, and we are proud to press for the improvement of their welfare systems through advocacy and litigation, if necessary,” said Hughes. “We believe in the advocacy and protection of the rights of older people.”

About Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers

Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers with offices in Kentucky, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Lexington and Louisville, to protect the rights and interests of nursing home abuse and neglect victims and the families who care deeply devoted to their older loved ones.

Partners J. Marshall Hughes and Lee Coleman are injury attorneys and advocates for people who reached out of nursing home neglect and abuse, car accidents, brain injury, drug injury, defective products, environmental hazards, have burn suffered fire or injury, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, Social Security disability has, fraud, truck accident injuries, workers’ compensation and wrongful death.

For more information, contact Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers at (800) 489-6000 or use the online contact company.

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