SOURCE: Johnson Law Group

June 07, 2007 00:06 ET

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Johnson Law Group Sees Unsettling Trends in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Johnson Law Group, with principal offices in Houston, Texas, reported today a disturbing trend regarding nursing home abuse and negligence in Tennessee.

"We've been doing nursing home negligence cases across the U.S. for almost a dozen years," said attorney Nick Johnson, principal with the Johnson Law Group. "We've noticed in Tennessee a trend toward certain nursing homes owned by particular corporations that seem to have more than their fair share of negligence cases. What's most unsettling about this trend in Tennessee is that most of the nursing homes are owned by the same mega corporations. It leads us to believe that the bigger the corporation, the less personal the care and the greater the risk for the elderly."

According to the Office of the Inspector General, the number of completed complaint registrations with regard to nursing home abuse increased 37% between 1999 and 2005. One nationwide report found that nearly one-third of nursing homes were cited for a violation involving abuse and that many of these abuse violations caused actual harm to residents, and that the number of abuse violations is increasing. "We wish we could just put up a sign in front of some of these homes that are repeat offenders in the state of Tennessee and let people know that their loved ones are at risk in a particular nursing home," said William Dittman, owner of www.toplawyersintn.com, a free website specializing in legal options for people in the state of Tennessee seeking legal advice regarding nursing home negligence and abuse cases.

The Johnson Law Group, headquartered in Houston, Texas, concentrates in the areas of nursing home abuse, patent infringement Fen Phen and Paxil pharmaceutical cases, mesothelioma and rollover/car accidents. Nick Johnson is regarded as one of the top Fen Phen attorneys in America. More information may be found at www.johnsonlawgroup.com or www.toplawyersintn.com.

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