The Basics of Bed Sores

Many of the cases we handle are claims regarding bed sores.  They are also called pressure injuries, pressure wounds, or decubitus ulcers.  These truly horrific injuries can complicate recovery, delay rehabilitation, and lead to death.  They are almost always avoidable with good basic nursing care. Understanding the basics of how they form is essential to keeping your loved one

Nursing Home Workers Posting on Snapchat

Recently, there have been numerous instances of nursing home workers posting inappropriate photos and videos of residents on social media platforms. According to a non-profit investigative journalism organization, ProPublica, there is now a total of 65 postings since 2012, and the pace of reported incidents has increased. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have

Health Care Aide Left Elderly Woman in Hot Car in Raritan

Health Care Aide Left Elderly Woman in Hot Car in Raritan A home health care aide left an elderly woman in her car during a hot day in Raritan Township, New Jersey. Around 3:32 pm, on Monday, August 21, a police officer spotted the 93-year-old woman sitting in the hot car with no keys inside at

Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Bicyclists face a higher risk of injury and fatality from accidents than occupants of motor vehicles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drivers are obligated to share the road with other drivers as well as bicyclists, but sometimes their negligence leads to serious accidents. It is important for bicyclists to know the steps to

Technology to Reduce Truck Accidents

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of heavy-duty trucks involved in fatal crashes is on the rise. In 2014, there were 4,050 truck accidents; this increased by eight percent the following year. Some believe that technology designed to improve truck safety, like advanced driver assistance systems, would help slow this increase, however

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