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Nursing Home Neglience
Nursing Homes — Abuse Reporting

Nursing Homes — Abuse Reporting

Unfortunately, neglect and abuse of nursing home residents is all too common. Here in Oregon, the first step is to report suspected abuse or neglect to state authorities. Oregon law protects the confidentiality of all people reporting abuse and anyone who reports suspected abuse in good faith.

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Oregon Law Clarifies Elder Abuse Reporting

Oregon Law Clarifies Elder Abuse Reporting

The Elder Abuse Bill (House Bill 4151 in 2014, which amended several parts of the Oregon Revised Statutes) was passed by the Oregon Legislature based on the efforts of the Elder Abuse Work Group, which included our firm’s Lara Johnson.

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Elder Abuse Reporting

Elder Abuse Reporting

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson encouraging reporting of abuse of elderly clients in care facilities or private homes.

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No Excuse for Elder Abuse

No Excuse for Elder Abuse

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing a movement in Oregon that helps protect elderly citizens from abuse or neglect.

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Nursing Home Residents Sign Away Their Rights

Nursing Home Residents Sign Away Their Rights

When someone enters a nursing home, there is a mountain of paperwork to fill out. Sometimes the paperwork is completed by the resident, sometimes by a family member. People should have time to review the documents, ask questions, and have the documents reviewed by a trusted friend or an attorney before signing them.

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Nursing Homes are Overmedicating Residents to Keep Them Docile

Nursing Homes are Overmedicating Residents to Keep Them Docile

“Our elderly parents, grandparents, and other loved ones should be treated with the utmost respect, yet too many nursing homes are cited with abuses that we don’t know about. This report from Human Rights Watch on over medicating is horrendous,” said Attorney Lara Johnson, who prosecutes elder abuse cases and served on the Oregon Governor’s Elder Abuse Prevention Workgroup.

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New Laws That Protect Elders

New Laws That Protect Elders

House Bill 2205 expanded the list of mandatory reporters of elder abuse. Under the new law, public or private official mandatory reporters include attorneys, dentists, optometrists, and chiropractors.

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