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Status Updates - July 2014 #3

..A relatively new site called Wanelo combines the features of a social media site and an e-commerce site by permitting users to “save” products that they are interested in, and showing them to their online friends. The site...more

Doe v. Wolcott: Child Abuse Mandated Reporters and School District Liability

Connecticut General Statute Section 17a-101a sets forth 1) the obligation of certain school employees to report to the Department of Children and Families whenever they have reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect. and...more

Recognizing One of the Earliest Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

Turning over the care of your elderly loved one to a nursing home is a difficult decision. However, nursing homes have the staff and training to provide the 24-hour care most people cannot provide in their homes....more

Employee’s Disclosure Of Customer Information In The Face Of Suspected Child Neglect Held Protected Activity Under CEPA, District...

In Stapleton v. DSW, Inc., 2013 WL 1137119 (D.N.J., March 20, 2013), a retail store employee observed a child whom she suspected was being neglected by her parent, a shopper in the store. The employee lodged a report with the...more

Nursing Home Abuse And How To Recognize It

Close to one million people in America live in nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. Most of them are not abused or neglected ¾ but even one victim of nursing home abuse is one too many....more

Vulnerable Adults: Dangerous Bed Rails

Earlier we discussed forms of elder abuse. Another form of elder abuse is the dangerous conditions maintained by some caregivers who neglect their responsibilities for keeping seniors and disabled individuals safe. In recent...more

You Should Know - March 2013

In This Issue: - Silent Epidemic - Types of Abuse - Know the Red Flags - Excerpt from Learn to Spot the Red Flags of Elder Abuse: Abuse of Elderly a Growing Concern in Aging America: Right now, millions of...more

Elder Abuse A Growing Problem In Georgia

The Georgia Senate is investigating elder abuse problems. Reports of elder abuse jumped 22% since 2007, according to sources cooperating with the senate. The problem is only expected to get worse as people continue to live...more

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