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Daughter files lawsuit against Virgin America airlines over elderly father’s death
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

While traveling on a Virgin America airlines flight from San Francisco to Boston, 93-year-old Romulo Valdez died from cardiac pulmonary arrest. Now his family, including his daughter who was aboard the flight, is suing the airline company for staff negligence. According to The Chicago Tribune, Nicette Balukjian and her father, Romulo Valdez, were traveling on […]

Hidden camera reveals elder neglect in wrongful death case
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Video footage from a hidden camera revealed that a decorated World War II veteran was gasping for breath while his nursing home staff failed to deliver proper care and was seen laughing in front of the unconscious man. James Dempsey’s family hid the camera in his room prior to his death to ease his concerns […]

Class-action lawsuit filed against largest senior assisted living company in the US
Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Four families of nursing home residents mounted a federal class-action lawsuit last week against Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and its facilities for elder financial abuse, fraud and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The company is accused of prioritizing profits over care for elders with physical disabilities and dementia. The families filing the lawsuit have […]

Drivers – Secure Your Coupling Devices and Loads, and Allow for Increased Reaction Time as You Age
Thursday, July 13th, 2017

D’Amore Law Group, P.C. is frequently contacted following serious and tragic motor vehicle crashes. One such case that we are currently working on involves the death of our client’s husband and injuries she suffered due to a high-speed motor vehicle crash. Our client was travelling in the middle lane on a highway when a police […]

Oregon elder abuse claims growing
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

An Oregon study of elder abuse finds most abuse is financial and involves family or a caregiver; many of the elderly victims lived alone.

Oregon to provide data on norovirus in nursing homes
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Norovirus has infected 23,000 residents in Oregon nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the past decade. The Oregon Health Authority is scheduled to name the facilities…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Friday, June 14th, 2013

Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an elderly, vulnerable adult.

Generation Commute
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

More car accidents? Self-driving cars? How baby boomers retiring will affect commuting and road safety in the United States

Older drivers at risk on the roads
Friday, August 31st, 2012

A recent car accident involving a very elderly man backing his car into a crowd of people, seriously injuring 4 children, has put a national spotlight on the issue of elderly drivers. By 2030, nearly 20% of the drivers on the road will be over the age of 65. Driver’s problems begin when cognitive or physical abilities […]

Why nursing home residents can’t get a fair trial
Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The rights of nursing home residents are infringed by binding arbitration clauses.