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Nursing home falls leave residents with facial traumas

If you have a grandparent, parent, spouse or other loved one who is a resident in a long-term care nursing facility, you may be worried about the level of care that they receive. You are right to be concerned. The Journal of the American Medical Association's (JAMA) findings indicate that many nursing homes fail to do all they can to prevent patients from falling.

Learning more about taking evidence after a car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in Illinois, there are two main reasons why it is important that you preserve evidence at the scene. First, you need to have evidence that makes it possible for you to defend yourself. Secondly, it is important that you collect evidence that another party was at fault for the incident if this is the case.

Taking action after a fall in your building

If you are renting an apartment from a landlord, it will mean that you expect the apartment and the rest of the building to be in a reasonable condition. If you find the stairs difficult to climb or the floors slippery, you may have considered raising the issue to your landlord. You may also be concerned about hazards such as delivery packages or newspapers that are left on the floor in your building.

The prevalence of malnutrition in nursing homes

Elderly people who reside in nursing homes need extra support in all aspects when it comes to caring for themselves. Many elderly people are likely to deal with appetite loss, and as a result, they may struggle to consume adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. This lack of basic nutrition can lead to a vicious cycle of sickness.

Dog bites and legal action: Where to draw the line

Most commonly, when a person is bitten by a dog, they know the owner. This means that even if they suffered a significant amount of pain and had to pay medical bills as a result of the incident, they may still be reluctant to take legal action.

Understanding loss of consortium claims

If you have lost your spouse or someone you know has lost their spouse due to a tragic car accident, it will feel impossible to know how to move forward. After you have taken your time to grieve and come to terms with such a terrible loss, it is likely that you will want to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

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