Legal Links and Resources

 *    Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents Research Tips

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's website allows users to search for a car's safety rating and, under "IIHS Research by Topic," provides information on neck injuries and urban car crashes.
The Center for Auto Safety has news about dangerous automobile design flaws and recalls, as well as a database of state "Lemon Laws" protecting consumers who purchase new or used cars.
The Arkansas Insurance Department contains helpful information to assist consumers with questions or problems relating to insurance coverage. This includes working to educate consumers on how to shop for insurance products and how to recognize the value of insurance.
Kelley Blue Book contains helpful information regarding new and used car values, research, reviews, safety ratings and information regarding insurance and financing options.

 *    Defective and Dangerous Products Research Tips

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's website can be searched for information on all kinds of potentially dangerous products, from space heaters to toys to sports and recreation equipment


 *    Elder Care and Nursing Home Resources


Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents
A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of care and life for Arkansas residents in long-term care facilities.
Arkansas Office of Long Term Care
The Office of Long Term Care conducts investigations of complaints in which abuse or neglect of residents, or misappropriation of resident property, is witnessed, suspected, or alleged in long-term care facilities. Complaint information is kept confidential.
Arkansas Attorney General Abuse and Neglect Complaint
One mission of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office is to investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud and incidences of patient abuse and neglect.
Provides data on nursing home care in the US with a goal to allow researchers to trace relationships between state policies, local market forces and the quality of long-term care and enable policymakers to craft state and local guidelines that promote high-quality, cost-effective, equitable care for older Americans.
Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services
This is an excellent site hosted by the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The "Nursing Home Compare" feature assists you in evaluating the quality of care at any nursing home that accepts Medicare payments. 
Medicare Rights Center
Understanding Medicare is no simple task. The Medicare Rights Center works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. is a national non‑profit, non-partisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain Medicare and necessary health care.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Formerly the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, NCCNHR is a national nonprofit organization of consumers and advocates who define and achieve quality for people with long-term care needs.
AARP is a national nonprofit organization that promotes and protects the rights of senior citizens.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates before the courts, Congress and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.
National Nursing Home Watch List by State
Nursing homes with recent survey violations or substantiated complaints for "actual harm" or immediate jeopardy."
How to Select a Nursing Home
A reference and checklist for the potential nursing home resident and his or her family.
Federal Nursing Home Regulations
A listing of federal regulations that govern nursing homes.
State Nursing Home Regulations by State
A listing of state regulations that govern nursing homes.
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
A resource for medical conditions affecting geriatric patients.
American Medical Directors Association
AMDA has published Clinical Practice Guidelines specifically for use in long-term care settings.


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Articles of Interest

Auto Insurers Play Hardball in Minor-Crash Claims - CNN

State Farm and Allstate employ a consultant's strategy of "deny, delay  and defend", often treating claimants unfairly and convincing juries that claims are fraudulent. 

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Nursing Home Neglect Persists -CBS News

When Monica Fleming put her mother in a nursing home, she thought she'd get crucial help after heart surgery, but within 30 days Georgia Givens was dead from an unrelated cause: neglect. 

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The Difficult Duty of Disclosing Medical Errors
- Steven M. Selbst, M.D.

Few tasks are harder than telling a patient and family that they have fallen victim to a medical mistake. A forthright, sensitive approach is the best course.

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This Company is in for some Big Trouble - Arkansas Times

Another Firestone?  Three former employees from Cooper Tire and Rubber Co.'s Texarkana and Tupelo, Miss., plants have testified in an Arkansas negligence suit that the company used sloppy manufacturing procedures and cut corners on safety to maintain production.

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