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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 →

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 →

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 →

Hospitals Are Not always in the Business of Patient Care – Some Prioritize Profit over patient care by limiting staffing levels; But some Doctors Are Speaking Out

By Jeffrey J. Downey, Esq. A newly minted physician first learns the Hippocratic oath, promising in part to do no harm.  Apparently, that type of thinking doesn’t reach the board rooms of many hospitals, especially emergency departments. Even when the member of the board room is a doctor, explains Virginia malpractice attorney Jeffrey Downey Inadequate … Read more →

Nursing Home Policies on Visitation and Required Vaccinations: Why some nursing homes are not requiring their staff to be vaccinated

By Jeffrey J. Downey, nursing home attorney serving Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia I’ve written before on the continuing actions by nursing homes and their corporate heads on how during the pandemic, they have used every possible method to ensure that profitability, not care for its patients, remains the top priority. And in … Read more →

Watch List: St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

FOIA Data Base – The Law Office of Jeffrey J. 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 St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 3320 … Read more →