A suit filed in New York alleges discrimination against people using wheelchairs. "Banning residents who use wheelchairs to get around their home and their community is blatant discrimination on the basis of disability and a violation of federal law," said Susan Silverstein, senior attorney with AARP Foundation.
A lawsuit initiated by AARP Foundation, Graff v. Heritage Manor, was instrumental in the enactment of the Louisiana legislation on the placement of video cameras in the rooms of nursing facility residents.
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A lawsuit in which AARP Foundation attorneys acted as co-counsel has reached settlement, yet highlights the prevalent practice of age discrimination. The two women in the case were forced to retire in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Ohio State will use the case to change its employment policies.
Supreme Court Decision Will Help Lower Drug Prices
AARP Foundation's brief noted the importance of expediting the removal of invalid patents that increase healthcare costs.
"Patient dumping" is a serious issue that can confront vulnerable residents of nursing facilities. Attorney Kelly Bagby discusses ongoing litigation regarding one case of this practice with KSRF-FM's Mary Lou Cooper.
Dental Hygienists Will Continue to Provide Life-Saving Dental Care
AARP Foundation attorneys helped win a case against the California Department of Health Care Services to continue providing life-saving dental care for developmentally disabled and elderly people in care facilities.
In the article (33 A.B.A. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 89 (2018)), AARP Foundation's age discrimination expert Laurie McCann discusses the enactment of the ADEA fifty years ago. Unfortunately, although changes have been achieved and the landscape has evolved regarding this social ill, age discrimination remains a pervasive and prevalent problem that the attorneys with AARP regularly confront and challenge.