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Common Types of Nursing Home Injuries

Unfortunately, nursing home residents fall very frequently. Nearly 1,800 elder adults living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries and those who survive frequently sustain injuries that result in permanent disability and reduced quality of life. These statistics can be staggering. About 5% of adults 65 and older live in nursing homes, but […]


Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a pervasive problem which can lead to very serious consequences.  Distracted driving is one of may causes of accidents but nationwide, nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 in crashes, while more than half a million were injured. Over 1,300 people are injured every day on our nation’s highways as a result of […]


Who Can Be Sued in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical malpractice is not limited to just the conduct of physicians, but can also apply to nurses, anesthesiologists, health care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and others that provide health care services. The point of a medical malpractice suit is proving fault, usually by a doctor or someone else directly related to medical care. However, sometimes other […]


What are the signs of nursing home abuse?

  It is important to remember that the abuse of an older person can happen at the hands of an individual caregiver, or in a nursing home.  Below are some examples of the forms elderly abuse can take. 1.      Abuse: There are many different situations where nursing home abuse can occur.  However, the following are […]


What do I do if I suspect someone is being abused in a nursing home?

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse occurs more frequently than you may imagine.  In fact, studies collected by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) indicate that 10% of all nursing home residents have suffered some form of abuse in the previous year. This information, coupled with other studies referenced by the NCEA, suggests that only a fraction of […]


I fell and injured myself on a sidewalk – who is liable?

Determining liability for a defective condition on a public sidewalk will depend on your state’s laws, and there are generally specific rules you have to follow when a municipality is involved. In some states, the law states that the municipality will be liable for the upkeep of public sidewalks. In other states, it might be […]


I fell and injured myself – who is at fault?

Determining liability is not always as straightforward as we would like it to be. In many cases, the property owner is responsible for the accident; however, in other cases, the property owner may not be responsible. Regardless of whether the property owner is at fault, property owners need to carefully maintain their property. While there […]


I was a passenger in a car accident – can I file a personal injury claim?

If you were a passenger involved in a car accident, you generally have an easier case to prove than the driver does because as a passenger, you do not have to worry about proving liability. Generally, one of the drivers will be liable. Filing a Passenger Injury Claim If you are a passenger injured in […]


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