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Attorneys representing nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs should remind their clients that their facilities may fall within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Consequently, nursing homes may be subject to penalties and litigation involving workplace injuries.
Settlement Reached in Decade-Old Nursing Home Case
After more than a decade of litigation, Beverly Enterprises, Inc. (based in Fort Smith, Ark.), one of the nation's largest nursing home operators, agreed to adopt specific measures to reduce back injuries for employees involved in lifting nursing home …