Hotel Accidents and Injuries

Hotels are a welcome relief after a hard day of traveling. They offer a place to relax when you are far from home. Safety is not likely going to make the top of your list of priorities when you book yourself into a hotel. However, accidents and injuries do happen at hotels. Many of these […]

Leaving the Hospital: What You Should Know

Being discharged from the hospital is often what you look forward to most about your hospital stay. You can finally rest at home without machines beeping constantly and staff waking you for testing and blood draws. However, what you should be aware of is that transitioning from the hospital to home care can be one […]

Nursing Homes and Fall Injuries

Each year, over 300,000 seniors over 65 suffer from a serious hip fracture. These injuries usually occur in one of two ways. Many people slip and fall, and then break their hips. That’s especially common in nursing homes that have environmental issues, like dark hallways or wet spots on floors. Alternatively, according to former Surgeon […]

Nursing Homes and Medication Errors

According to the National Coordination Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, a medication error is “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer.” These events occur far too often at nursing homes, […]

Preventing Medication Errors: What You Can Do to Help

  Medication errors are a far too common kind of medical malpractice. Errors in the type and dosage of medication can cause serious injury and even death in some patients. A recent Penn State survey reported that one-third of respondents in Pennsylvania had experienced a preventable medication error themselves or in their family. Although you […]

Scarring from a Burn

Scarring depends on the severity of the burn. Most first degree burns will hardly leave a scar, while some 2nd degree burns will leave a small one. When you get into 3rd degree burns and beyond, you can be sure that there will be scarring, the degree of scarring will depend on just how deep […]

Parking Lot Accidents

One would think that parking lots ought to be a safe place to drive. However, the opposite is true. Even though vehicles moving through parking lots do so at low speeds, accidents are all too common. Common reasons for parking lot accidents The most common causes for low speed parking lot accidents include: Distracted driving […]

Nursing Home Patient Bill Of Rights

Many seniors believe that they give up their rights, along with their independence, when they move into assisted living or nursing home facilities. While some facilities do attempt to become the legal guardians of their residents, largely because they fall behind on their payments, residents nevertheless retain all their legal rights. These privileges include the […]

Choosing Your First Car: Safety Features

There are a lot of exciting options when buying a new vehicle.  There are different brands, styles, colors, and features to consider.  It may be difficult to choose the perfect vehicle, but are you considering vehicle safety?  Are the trendy options really worthwhile if the car is not safe?   Still, it could be easy […]