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Wheelchair Injuries

Wheelchair Injuries

Approximately 2 million Americans use wheelchairs for mobility assistance. Some use a wheelchair every day, while others rely on a wheelchair in a healthcare setting, such as at the hospital, in an assisted living facility, or at a nursing home. Appr… Read More
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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other long term care option is a difficult one. If you’ve decided to place a loved in the care of someone else and then learn that they were neglected or abused, feel… Read More
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Arbitration Clauses in Nu…

Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts

Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult. Adding to the difficulty is the fact that many nursing homes seek to take advantage of families in vulnerable situations by including arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. The… Read More
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Nursing Home Understaffin…

Nursing Home Understaffing Leads to Life-Threatening Injuries

Understaffing is one of the leading causes of nursing home injuries. When nursing homes are understaffed, the people who work there, many of whom are overworked and underpaid, are unable to provide adequate care and are more likely to become abusive… Read More
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Nursing Home Falls Can Cause Severe Head Injuries

Falls by nursing home residents are, unfortunately, not uncommon. Injuries from falls by nursing home residents include fractures and bruising, while more serious injuries include head and brain trauma. The average nursing home resident will suffer 2… Read More
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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Vulnerable nursing home residents are being sexually assaulted and abused throughout Ohio. The problem is more widespread than many people realize, and is also the most well-hidden, least-acknowledged, and least reported form of elder abuse. Accordin… Read More
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Using OBRA Regulations in a Nursing Home Negligence Case

While medical malpractice cases and nursing home negligence cases share a number of similarities - both are often subject to a 1-year statute of limitations, or 2 years in the event of wrongful death, both often require expert medical testimony, and… Read More
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Injuries from Falls After Surgery

Falls after surgery are not uncommon. In fact, falls are the leading cause of patient injuries in hospitals today. Every year, between 700,000 and 1 million people fall in a hospital. Between 30% and 51% of those people suffer injuries. Some of these… Read More
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State and Federal Laws Protect Residents from Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

The decision to admit a family member to a nursing home is rarely easy. Even when it’s clearly the right thing to do, deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home is still a difficult and stressful decision to make. Read More
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Necrotizing Fasciitis Can Lead to Amputation or Death

Necrotizing fasciitis, also known as ‘flesh eating disease,’ is a skin infection that results in the loss of the body’s soft tissue. It occurs when different strains of bacteria directly enter the soft tissue under the skin, or through blood in… Read More
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