Patient Safety Act? Sound familiar? United States Senate began informal hearings yesterday on elder abuse and how to prevent future abuse. What ideas does the Bill contain? A national registry to prevent criminals from being employed by long-term care facilities.

The Bill is based on laws that exist in 7 states, which deny employment in long term care facilities to those with criminal backgrounds. Want to listen to the hearings? I think it will be worth your time – Listen Here.

The first witness is remarkable – please listen to Jennifer Coldren, Witness #1.
Think her story is unique? You would be surprised and shocked her story is not unique.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at