Nursing Home Abuse: Who is Liable? Nursing home abuse is a major concern in this country. Each year there are about 500,000 reported cases of elder abuse, though experts opine that unreported cases may be in the millions. While many abuses occur in the home by family members or health care workers, a substantial number […]
With increasing numbers of people turning 65 and older and unable to support themselves physically or to handle their own affairs, nursing home residency has become an expected or anticipated stage in one’s life. An important element of any nursing home is medical care, and an essential component of that care is the proper preparing […]
Falls at nursing home facilities are one of the major causes of injuries among elderly residents. As we age, our bones and joints become much weaker and less flexible. Our eyesight and hearing suffers, our reflexes diminish and infirmities such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease strike a large percentage of individuals over the age […]
Nursing Home Wound Care Negligence Nursing home negligence and abuse has been a pervasive problem in the US with every state experiencing problems with its elderly and senior care centers. Though nursing homes are heavily regulated by state and federal laws, the problem persists with the most common cause being serious understaffing or lack of […]
6 Most Common Construction Injuries It is no surprise that the construction industry experiences more injuries and fatalities than any other type of employment. Construction workers are exposed on a daily basis to a variety of hazardous conditions from working with heavy machinery, dangerous tools, in varying weather, on scaffolding and in trenches. Many work […]
Alzheimers Negligence and Nursing Homes With many members of the baby boom generation approaching age 65 and beyond, the specter of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) becomes more real for this vast demographic group. Alzheimer’s is a progressive form of dementia that affects about 15% of those who are 65 or over with the incidence […]
Construction Injuries In Boston Construction work has always been one of the most dangerous occupations in America, consistently topping the list of statistics pertaining to work-related injuries and fatalities. In recent years, however, the overall number of fatalities in construction work has been decreasing.