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Mortality in the United States – Dying Prematurely

by Jeffrey J. Downey, Esq. The United States has the lowest life expectancy among large, wealthy, industrialized countries, despite the fact that it far outspends other countries on healthcare.  The CDC estimates that life expectancy at birth in the U.S. decreased to 76.1 years in 2021, down 2.7 years from 78.8 years in 2019 and down … Read more →

Fairfax Circuit Court Upholds Consumer Protection Claim Against Virginia Assisted Living Facility

by Jeffrey J. Downey, Attorney In a victory for Virginia consumers, a Fairfax Circuit Court Judge recently ruled that Plaintiff had stated a viable cause of action against Greenspring Village Inc., for alleged misrepresentations they made when Plaintiff, Sara McCorkle, transferred to their assisted living facility. The Complaint alleges that when Ms. McCorkle was admitted … Read more →

Few Nursing Homes Have Avoided COVID-19, But Many Are Taking Improper Advantage of the Immunities Afforded Them

By Jeffrey J. Downey, Attorney Recent reports reflect that only 53 nursing homes in the entire United States have managed not to contract a case of Covid-19 in their facility. The health watchdog documented several of the implications of Covid-19 on nursing homes, including information on reported Covid-19 cases. Health watchdog reported that 516 facilities … Read more →

Watch List: Hampton Health & Rehab Center

FOIA Data Base – Nursing Home Inspection Reports The Law Office of Jeffrey Downey Serving clients in Washington D.C.,Virginia and Maryland If you have been injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call the law office of Jeffrey J. Downey for a free consultation. Phone: 703-564-7318; email: jdowney@jeffdowney.com Hampton Health & Rehab Center … Read more →

Watch List: The Gardens at Warwick Forest

FOIA Data Base – The Law Office of Jeffrey Downey Serving clients in Newport News, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. If you have been injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call the law office of Jeffrey J. Downey for a free consultation. Phone: 703-564-7318; email: jdowney@jeffdowney.com The Gardens at Warwick Forest 1000 … Read more →

Nursing Home Discharges – Understanding Your Rights

by Jeffrey J. Downey, Esq Under limited circumstances, skilled nursing facilities can seek to involuntarily discharge a resident from its facility, even where the resident is still in need of skilled care.  This issue occurs more frequently than one would expect, especially where Medicaid-based SNFs seek to get rid of a high-acuity resident, who is … Read more →

Watch List: Northwest Healthcare Center

FOIA Data Base – The Law Office of Jeffrey Downey Serving clients in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland If you have been injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey for a free consultation. Phone: 703-564-7318; email: jdowney@jeffdowney.com Northwest Healthcare Center 4601 Pall Mall Road Baltimore, … Read more →

Medicare and Hospice Coverage For Those With Dementia

By Jeffrey J. Downey, Attorney Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia.  The current Medicare policies with regard to end-of-life issues are not working for many Americans, especially for families who have loved ones in hospice with some form of dementia.  The issue hits hard when the movie … Read more →

Watch List: Overlea Health and Rehabilitation Center

FOIA Data Base – The Law Office of Jeffrey Downey Serving clients in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland If you have been injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, call the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey for a free consultation. Phone: 703-564-7318; email: jdowney@jeffdowney.com Overlea Health and Rehabilitation Center 6116 Belair Road … Read more →