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Law Firm Represents Injured Legacy Hilo Rehab and Nursing Center Residents

To protect the public, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the State of Hawaii routinely inspect and survey every nursing facility on all the islands. Their efforts involving unscheduled visits and unannounced investigations help identify serious violations and deficiencies occurring at the nursing home.

When problems are identified, the nursing facility is given the opportunity to make improvements promptly to ensure the health and well-being of every resident are protected and maintained.

jail.jpgWhenever I hear about a “remotely-operated” care home, I automatically become a bit suspicious. Patients in any nursing home deserve ‘round-the-clock care, so I wonder sometimes how these “facilities” can get away with such bare-bones staffing.

I was reminded of this disturbing reality recently as I read through a horrifying story from Hawaii.

According to The Maui News an 86-year-old patient in an unnamed “community care facility” in Oahu became so neglected that he developed 11 fatal stage-four bed sores. His main caretaker, nurse Ross Rasmussen, says he only checked in on his patient once a month.

Client Reviews

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric