I do respect the law firm of Wilkes and McHugh for being relatively transparent and forthcoming about the full page advertisement they placed in Roswell Daily Record. The top line of the expensive ad declared in large prominent letters This is an Advertisement.
In this age where lawyers swarm like piranhas regarding nursing home elderly abuse, one has to be quite cautious about the professional virtues of sincerity and honesty. Mission Arch Center is a Genesis HealthCare facility who specialize in ShortStay care and LongTerm care.
The law office of WM, apparently, has carefully researched an enumeration of deficiencies practiced/not practiced at the Mission Arch Center. Among the list of cited deficiencies are theft of patient property, not having a doctor as a medical director, not allowing patient to be involved in his/her care plan, infection/sepsis, unexplained death, bedsores, unsanitary conditions and a lack of properly skilled nurses aids, and not properly maintaining prescription drug intake records(one of the reasons many of our citizens of age are in the assisted care establishment)
While there might be merit to some of the claims made in the full page advertisement, understand that most law firms want at least 35%(more than one third) of whatever settlement is reached after lengthy and stressful litigation. It is possible that your loved one will be six feet under if and when the legal wranglings are resolved.
Also remember most small town newspapers live off of ad revenue, not circulation subscriptions. See that rubber band that kept the paper wrapped in the driveway? The import here is newspaper ownership has been known to turn the other cheek regarding the public service their ads are providing the community.
Finally, appropriate credit and recognition directed to Melanie Bossie, Esquire who created and designed the content of the advertisement.