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Why Are West Virginia Lawmakers Failing to Protect Seniors?

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious issue in West Virginia. However, based on what occurred during the latest legislative session, our lawmakers are doing the opposite of what one would expect. Instead of doing more to protect nursing home residents and their families, bills were enacted or considered during the 2015 session that...

Video Cameras in Nursing Homes

The legality of an adult child installing a video camera or recording device in the room of his or her parent's nursing home room remains an unsettled question, according to a recent New York Times article. Many nursing homes, according to the article, prohibit video camera installation in individual rooms, claiming it would violate federal...

Mani Ellis & Layne Represents Resident of Dunbar Center Nursing Home

The West Virginia nursing home abuse attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne are currently representing a client who received horrendous care while a resident at Dunbar Center - a nursing home and rehabilitation facility located in Dunbar, West Virginia. After working with experts to investigate the conditions and care provided by the facility, our legal...

Arbitration Clauses Erode Patient Rights in Nursing Homes

Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home is an extremely emotional and stressful process. Due to the stress and emotions involved in this decision, you may not be in the position to understand and comprehend some of the long and intimidating documents placed before you. One of the documents now included...

Secretly Enacted Federal Rules Seek to Hamper Nursing Home Residents' Claims

In his final days as the President, George W. Bush, secretly enacted federal rules which appear to hamper the public's ability to present valuable evidence of abuse and neglect in nursing home trials. The former President enacted a rule that unilaterally declares state investigators and regulators as "federal employees" as it relates to their investigations...

Kanawha City Nursing Home Resident Killed

The Charleston Gazette is reporting that an elderly Charleston man, George King, was killed this weekend when he was hit by a CSX train in the Kanawha City section of Charleston, West Virginia. (click here for link to story). While the untimely death of any individual is a tragedy, this situation is especially heartbreaking. Mr....


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