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New York Nursing Home Faces Punitive Damages for Elder Abuse – Attorney Paul Dansker Addresses Nursing Home Patients Rights

New York (PRWEB) January 20, 2010

The New York Post recently reported that in December 2009, a Brooklyn nursing home was found guilty of negligence in the case of a patient who developed numerous bedsores while under the homes care. The jury awarded the patients family close to $ 4 million for pain and suffering, plus an additional $ 15 million as punishment for trying to cover up the poor patient care. This case is the first to charge a nursing home with punitive damages.

Sadly, this example of nursing home neglect is not the only one. Elder abuse is prevalent in nursing homes around the country, and with serious consequences for patients. Older adults who are victims of elder abuse are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as are adults who are treated properly, according to a study published in the August 5, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The National Center on Elder Abuse defines institutional elder abuse as any of several forms of maltreatment of an older person by someone who has a special relationship with the elder (a spouse, a sibling, a child, a friend, or a caregiver) that occur in residential facilities for older persons, including nursing homes. Its website, http://www.ncea.aoa.gov, explains that perpetrators of institutional abuse usually are persons who have a legal or contractual obligation to provide elder victims with care and protection (e.g., paid caregivers, staff, professionals).

Looking exclusively at falls, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that an average nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls each year, representing up to 75 percent of residents. Many falls were caused by environmental hazards like wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height and improper wheelchair use.

A November 2009 report from the University of California, San Francisco, stated that 26 percent of the nations nursing facilities were cited in 2008 for poor quality of care, 44 percent of nursing homes failed to ensure a safe environment for residents, 36 percent had food sanitation regulations violations and 33 percent of facilities received deficiencies for failure to meet quality standards.

Paul Dansker, Esq., is a New York City-based personal injury attorney who has represented families of elder abuse victims. Mistreatment can take many different forms, including physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse; neglect; withholding food and water; or denying visits from family and friends. Many older adults and their families may not even be aware that laws exist to prevent this type of harm, Dansker said.

Family members and friends of nursing home residents must be vigilant in looking for signs of possible abuse or neglect, advised Dansker. These can include personality changes, depression, anxiety, unexplained or unusual bruises and injuries, rapid weight loss, poor grooming, and potentially unsafe conditions.

Dansker recommends that families of individuals in nursing homes keep a personal record of possible mistreatment, including specifics on dates, times, and caretakers in charge.

Careful documentation of possible neglect or abuse will be necessary in the event that a family member decides to file a complaint or lawsuit, he said. Dansker also added that a family should seek out the assistance from local and state adult protective services or long-term care agencies who can advise on appropriate steps to take.

For state-specific elder abuse prevention information and resources, visit http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/NCEAroot/Main_Site/Find_Help/State_Resources.aspx.

Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is located at 30 Vesey Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10007. For more information, call (212) 732-2929 or visit http://www.dandalaw.com.

About Dansker & Aspromonte Associates: Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is a New York personal injury law firm specializing in serious brain injuries; medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, municipal liability, injuries to children and more. The firm has represented thousands of clients and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for them over the last 30 years.


Betty White, Dolly Parton, Fran Drescher Partner with Paul Mitchell Schools. Legendary Entertainers Join 2011 Fundraising Campaign.

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2011

This year Paul Mitchell the School Fresno is working to raise $ 15,000 as their contribution to the national school goal of $ 1.5 million. Their Future Professionals will be out in the community seeking donations of cash, products for auction and raffle prizes and more from individuals and businesses alike. The school will be hosting many events during February, March and April. All funds collected will be donated 100% to these charities. Direct donations are also always welcome at the school at 5091 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710. Here are some of their events:

Princess Day,

March 12th at 9:45 AM.

Make the day of that little princess in your life. Let her know shes special and Give Back at the same time! She’ll enjoy a Princess Up-Do, Manicure, Majestic Make-up (optional) and story time with Princess Sierra and Prince Joaquin. She’ll also snack on Mini cupcakes (yum!). Then she’ll have her princess portrait taken by a professional photographer. All of this for a donation of only $ 35!

Contact Amanda or Leah at 559-224-2700, or info@pmtsfresno.com right away.

Fashion Show,

with Celebrity Stylist and Make up Artist Debra Dietrich!

March 25, starting at 6:00.

Talent and precision, creativity and style all on display as part of this stunning beauty event. Come for the fun, to see high quality runway work and help raise money for some very deserving causes. It’s Fashion Week in Fresno! Entrance is a $ 5 donation at the door, $ 3 with student ID. This also gets you a chance to win 1 of 7 deluxe baskets of Paul Mitchell product, including Wild Ginger, valued at upwards of $ 100 each!. Come for the show and stay for the Raffle, a Silent Auction and a Prom Dress Auction.

Contact Susana Felix at 559-224-2700 or susanaf@pmtsfresno.com now for more info, to RSVP or to donate for our silent auction.

Debra Dietrich

Debra is a visionary beauty expert who has that unique ability to see the end result. Known as an Alternative Hairdresser, Debra is also a respected Makeup Artist. She has presented to over 21 Paul Mitchell Schools nationally, worked on the Howard Zinn’s Peoples History Project, worked as Key Hair on the Academy Award winning film MILK and on My Bloody Valentine 3-D. Most recently, Debra wrapped NBC’s Trauma series as Head of Hair Department.Debra believes strongly in giving back.

As Director of the Spa Getaway for non-profit, Meeting the Need and advocate of Ms. Wheelchair America, she has dedicated countless hours raising awareness and funds for these causes and many others. In August 2010 Debra worked on Moneyball starring Brad Pitt. Debra is currently an Advanced Academy Educator for Paul Mitchell Schools and Co-Founder of MUSE BEAUTY.

Canine Couture,

April 15th, starting at 6:30.

Pimp your pooche and doll up your darling dog for our second annual crazy Canine Couture fashion show event! All the pups will be here in grrreatly garish gear to strut and sniff. So make sure your little lap lounger doesn’t miss their big chance to shake it out beauty school style.

Runway pet and owner show, silent auction and much, much more.

Contact: Christine Paul at 559-224-2700, or christinep@pmtsfresno.com, now for more info, to RSVP or to donate for our silent auction.

Our Charities

Were so excited to welcome Betty White and Dolly Parton this year, and were thrilled to welcome Fran Drescher back again, said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. All three of these incredible women will play an active role in motivating and encouraging our 12,000 future professionals as they take part in thousands of grassroots FUNraisers, from cut-a-thons and car washes to fashion shows and charity balls. Theyve also joined an elite group of wonderful celebrities whove supported us in the past, including Larry King and Vidal Sassoon.

Emmy-award winning TV star and animal activist Betty White has served on the Morris Animal Foundation board of trustees since 1971. Since its inception in 1948, the foundation has funded more than 1,600 humane animal health studies. Today, its funding supports more than 200 animal health and welfare research studies each year at the worlds most respected research institutions, colleges of veterinary medicine, and zoos. Betty is the organizations president emeritus and she has sponsored nearly 30 health studies for the foundation. Partnering with Paul Mitchell Schools is such a wonderful opportunity to help advance the health and well-being of our animal friends, she said. On behalf of Morris Animal Foundation, thank you.

Country music superstar Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1996, to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. She wanted to foster a love of reading among her countys preschool children and their families, and she wanted to ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their familys income. All of the wonderful folks at Paul Mitchell Schools love kids as much as I do, so it is an honor to work with them to bring the joy of books to kids all over America, Dolly said.

Fran Drescher, TVs The Nanny, participated in the 2009 campaign on behalf of her Cancer Schmancer Movement, which she founded to help ensure that womens cancers be diagnosed while in stage 1, when they are most curable. Im so happy to be part of the Paul Mitchell fundraising effort, she said. Together, through education, prevention, and policy change, we are going to see a healthier tomorrow. And thanks to you guys, it will be a more beautiful one, too.

Paul Mitchell Schools proudly report that the cost incurred in raising the $ 4.6 million has been just $ 68,462an amazingly low 1.5%, especially compared to the national average of 25%. At our Paul Mitchell Schools family, we are very proud of our commitment to raising money and awareness for a variety of causes and organizations, Winn Claybaugh says. We do not spend $ 300,000 to raise $ 1 million.

Paul J. Wallin Celebrates 35 Years as a Leading Criminal Defense Attorney in California

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013

Widely-recognized for providing top quality legal services to tens of thousands of California families, Paul J. Wallin celebrates 35 years as a leading California based criminal lawyer and member in good standing with the California State Bar Association. As the founding partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin is often called upon to act as a media commentator on important legal issues, having appeared on programs such as NBCs The Today Show and Foxs The OReilly Factor regarding his firms high profile cases.

I chose to devote my professional life to defending persons who were facing criminal charges because I realized that I had a unique ability and strong personal motivation to win cases on their behalf, said Wallin of his longstanding successful career. I recognized that the deck was not stacked fairly in that the District Attorneys office was often much more prepared than the public defender. I believe that people facing many years in prison deserve the highest quality representation they can find, and I decided that Wallin & Klarich would be there for those accused of crimes.

Mr. Wallins legal expertise, hard work and dedication to his clients has led Wallin & Klarich to become one of the most successful criminal defense, family and juvenile dependency law firms in the United States.

After graduating from UCLA and Pepperdine University School of Law, Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. During his early practice, he became well known for representing school teachers and other professionals who were wrongfully accused of sex offenses. In 1985 he was named by the Orange County Register as one of the 85 to Watch in 85 due to his winning record of not guilty verdicts and dismissals in high-profile criminal cases. He developed a well-regarded reputation in the legal community for his vigorous and fearless legal fight on behalf of his clients.

In the many years I served as an Orange County Deputy District Attorney, Paul Wallin stands out as one of the most thoroughly prepared criminal defense attorneys I ever had to do battle with. He was always passionate, committed and extremely effective, said former Deputy District Attorney Lew Rosenblum.

Mr. Wallin is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the United States District Court, the Central District of California, the Southern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, and the California Supreme Court. He has served as Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, has been a Delegate to the California State Bar Convention. He also serves as a Presiding Fee Arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association.

Wallin & Klarich has numerous offices located in California helping thousands of clients annually with criminal defense and family law matters.

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About Wallin & Klarich

As a premiere criminal defense and family law firm based in California, Wallin and Klarich ( http://www.WKLaw.com and http://www.WKFamilyLaw.com) has been assisting clients from across the country for over thirty years. The firm believes that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal assistance when it comes to facing difficult situations and has committed all of its resources to aggressively defending its clients. The firm has established itself as one of the most successful in the nation when it comes to defending against charges of DUI, criminal matters and sex crimes, and is acknowledged for successfully handling divorce and child custody cases. By making certain that our clients legal rights are always protected we take the fear out of the legal fight.