The online magazine Long-Term Living has compiled a list of persons it has determined as the “most influential” in the long-term care industry. It prefaces its list with a kind of warning that the industry has a storied history “full of ups, downs, hair-raising regulation and heartwarming innovations.” The magazine doesn’t identify the “downs” or the “hair-raising regulations,” but a clue might be a name included on short list (that also includes the late Edward Kennedy).
The magazine has listed James L. Wilkes, II of the law firm Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. to the list of most influential persons in the long-term care industry. Based in Florida, Mr. Wilkes is a nationally recognized attorney who, like the Walton Law Firm, represents individuals and families who have been impacted by nursing home neglect, a far too common occurrence in American nursing homes. Mr. Wilkes is described as a “holy terror” to nursing homes, because of the lawsuits he files against them for “negligent resident care, often manifested by life-threatening pressure ulcers, falls, fractures, and assaults due primarily to alleged understaffing by large for-profit chains.”
Congratulations to Ms. Wilkes for his inclusion on this list, and for fighting the fight on behalf of abused and neglected nursing home residents everywhere.
Source: Long-Term Living
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