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Long-term acute care hospitals have emerged as a relative new phenomena since the 1980s. These hospitals attempt to specialize in the long-term care of very sick patients. Most of these hospitals are for profit hospitals and make significant profits. Unfortunately, often they are understaffed and undertrained. There is often very low numbers of doctors during off-peak hours. Many of these hospitals are cited at much higher rates than regular hospitals for serious violations of Medicare rules. Medicare inspection reports of many of these hospitals reveal preventable patient injuries and deaths and inadequate staff numbers with high turnover. If you have a loved one who has been injured in a long term hospital or has died as a result of what you believe to be inadequate care, please call the offices of Foran & Foran, P.A.Read more about hospital malpractice here.