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Federal Probe Finds Abuse in Nursing Homes Largely Unreported Despite Law

More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification. The Health …

Louisiana City Settles Lawsuit Over Neglect

It took two votes, but the Lafayette City-Parish Council introduced an ordinance authorizing a $775,000 legal settlement with former City-Parish Attorney Steven Dupuis Sr. and his wife. The Advertiser reports the ordinance approved Tuesday comes up for final adoption in …