Law Firm Solomon & Relihan Creates Online Forum for Nursing Home and Group Home Abuse

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Since its launch earlier this year, The Guardian Blog, a blog dedicated to nursing home, group home, and elder abuse, has become an online forum for information on these issues. Drawing on their more than 30 years of legal experience and passionate advocacy for nursing home and group home residents, law firm Solomon & Relihan is highlighting abuse that happens in Arizona and around the country and providing advice for residents and their families.

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"The sheer number of cases we come across is shocking," says editor David Boyles. "I never realized the problem was this pervasive."

Though he represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters, such as car accidents, dog bites, and product liability, nursing home and group home abuse is a topic that Phoenix attorney Martin Solomon is particularly passionate about. Solomon, a principal at the Phoenix-based Solomon & Relihan law firm, has successfully litigated countless cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes, group homes, and assisted living facilities.

In the past year, Solomon and Relihan has attempted to use the web to increase its advocacy on behalf of nursing home and group home residents by creating a website, NursingHomeAdvocates.com, and an accompanying blog, TheGuardianBlog.com. Nursing Home Advocates provides valuable resources for nursing home residents and their families based on Solomon's more than 30 years of experience, while The Guardian Blog offers up-to-the-minute news and commentary on nursing home abuse and neglect from around Arizona and the country.

The Guardian Blog, which reports on cases of abuse and neglect and also publicizes the work of advocacy groups and government agencies to combat abuse, has built an ever-expanding readership over the past year. Drawing on Solomon and Relihan's vast experience in these areas, the blog highlights cases of abuse and neglect ranging from financial exploitation to bed sores to wrongful death and provides commentary and analysis to allow readers to see these often shocking stories in a larger, more well-informed context and hopefully take action if they see abuse or neglect happening.

"The blog has become a valuable resource for people concerned with nursing home and group home abuse, including attorneys, advocates, and families" says David Boyles, who edits and writes for The Guardian Blog. "We have received responses from people all over the country, thanking us for bringing attention to these issues."

In 2011, Boyles hopes to expand the blog's coverage and provide more original, informed commentary, as the blog's small group of writers currently has trouble keeping up with the unfortunately large amount of news on the subject. "The sheer number of cases we come across is shocking," says Boyles. "Before I started doing this,I never realized the problem was this pervasive."

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