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, […]

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 […]

The Very Real Problem of Nursing Home Abuse

  The scary, unavoidable fact about nursing homes is that once elderly patients are admitted, they are subject to the risk of abuse. There are a number of reasons for this. For one, those who live in such conditions must rely on caregivers for almost every aspect of daily life. Residents rely on the nursing […]

Keeping an Eye Out for Nursing Home Abuse

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is an incredibly difficult thing to do. But when it is no longer feasible for your aging parent or relative to continue living at home, there may be no other options. This decision is only made harder by the fact that, when you admit your elderly relative […]

What a Life Care Plan Does for You

Your life care plan is used to show the jury what your needs will be, as a result of your injuries, and what it will cost for the rest of your life or as long as your injuries are expected to affect you. It is comprehensive, including your future medical care, rehabilitation, medications, and much […]

Determining the Cost of a Pelvis Injury

Pelvis injuries are not pretty. Fractures often involve two breakage points, and a crushed pelvis can result in many fractures, sometimes leading to organ damage. In a worst-case scenario, this type of injury can be life threatening. If you (or a loved one) have suffered from a serious pelvis injury due to someone else’s negligence, […]

The True Cost of a Hip Injury

Those who have experienced the pain of a hip injury know that it is not to be taken lightly. A fractured hip can seriously impede your ability to live independently and hip dislocations can result in long-term injuries such as nerve damage and osteonecrosis (or bone death), which occurs when blood is cut off from […]

Phone Safety – Why You Should Never Talk to a Company that Calls You

You already know that there are numerous common phone scams. You may think you’ll know the difference between a legitimate call and a scammer, but when the call comes from a company you regularly do business with or are actually expecting a call from, it’s easy to slip up. Never assume that an incoming call […]