I'm excited to share that I will be fully resuming operation of my firm, Adelman Law Firm. I will officially depart Hagwood Adelman Tipton this summer, and the transition will be complete by August 1. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for Adelman Law Firm and the esteemed group of legal professionals who will join me in this continued venture.Read More
In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHH) and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (through private sector support) held its first National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers (the Summit). The report to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services presents the results of the Summit.Read More
If you visited my home or office or looked in my gym bag, you’d know I’m organized. Everything has its place. This spring, though, as I transitioned my spring clothes into view and moved my winter clothes into the back closet, I realized I didn’t need or want “everything”.Read More
In C.D. et. al. v. Keystone Continuum, LLC d/b/a Mountain Youth Academy, plaintiff, a minor, was a resident of Mountain Youth Academy, a trauma-focused residential treatment facility. The plaintiff got into a physical altercation with an employee of the defendant, Mountain Youth Academy. The complaint alleged, among other things, that the employee pulled the minor plaintiff to the ground and stomped on his foot, causing him injury.Read More
The recent case of EPAC Technologies, Inc. v. HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., 2018 WL 1542040 (M.D. Tenn. March 29, 2018) provides a detailed example of the pitfalls of an inadequate litigation hold and the complexities of preserving ESI. The case revolves around a contractual dispute between a book publisher and a printing company, and it provides an interesting case study in the application of the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing spoliation of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”).Read More
The 2018 Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long-Term Care & Assisted Living Providers, Insurers, and Brokers Conference was a great success and lots of fun! On April 4 and 5, Hagwood Adelman Tipton, co-host firms and a distinguished group of industry experts gathered with our special guests in Houston for the sixth annual conference. More than 100 professionals joined to network, attend education sessions and enjoy Houston, home of the World Champion Houston Astros. There are many stories to tell and we look forward to returning to Memphis, where the conference began, for our seventh anniversary next year. Please mark your calendar for April 3-4, 2019! Stay tuned for details.Read More
Each year, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s United for Patient Safety campaign culminates with Patient Safety Awareness Week. This year, Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 11-17. The week designates a dedicated time and platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health care professionals and the public.Read More
This month, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published its 157-page report "'They want docile:' How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia." The report documents, per HRW, nursing facilities’ inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs in older people, as well as the administration of the drugs without informed consent. While the report uncovered a troubling trend, HRW does not reference the more than 16,000 nursing facilities providing long-term care services and support to meet patients’ needs and respect their rights.Read More
Perhaps when considering how to achieve work success and prosperity and a meaningful family life, the direction to go isn’t upward, but inward.
This post originally appeared on Thrive Global, a community group established by Arianna Huffington that focuses on wellness.