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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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Nursing Home Negligence Claims in Ohio

With the continued aging of the Greatest Generation and the graying of the Baby Boomers, the nursing home population is expected to explode in the coming years. Between 2010 and 2040 the number of people in nursing homes is expected to double. When y… Read More
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Choosing an Ohio Nursing Home

Choosing the Right Care Facility for Your Loved One

Caretakers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities need to meet standards in taking care of our families and loved ones. We entrust these institutions and caregivers with the most important people in our lives and expect their needs to be met… Read More
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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse Ohio

Signs of Elder Abuse and What To Do About It

Each year, thousands of elderly individuals suffer from elder abuse. Elder abuse happens to people who are vulnerable and often need others to care for them. An elder abuser can be anyone — a man, woman, friend or caregiver. Furthermore, elder abus… Read More
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Ohio Traumatic Brain Injuries and Issues Affecting Compensation

Traumatic brain injury is often misunderstood by the public. To compound the confusion, physicians may describe traumatic brain injury differently. Some doctors describe it as concussion, post concussive syndrome, severe concussion, and in elderly pa… Read More
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