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Diminishing Returns

Nursing home cases losing their luster since tort restrictions

Jefferson City attorney Anthony DeWitt (pictured, talking to former clients) used to file five nursing home lawsuits a year, including cases against a St. Charles facility whose operators were jailed for failing to report elder abuse. He hasn't filed a single case for a new nursing home client since August 2005 and the changes to tort law.

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