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Nursing home negligence can lead to injuries and deadly falls

It's never an easy decision to send a loved one, such as a parent, to a nursing home. You may have done your best to provide in-home care until you simply could not anymore. People with degenerative physical and mental conditions need extra support. Those with medical issues like dementia and Alzheimer's disease may also need more care than a family member can provide. Especially if you have a job and children of your own, the amount of care can quickly exceed what you can offer.

Did a doctor’s negligence cause your child’s cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a broad term that refers to a number of different conditions that may affect an infant's brain function and bodily movements. The condition may arise a number of ways, both during pregnancy and during the birth process itself, and even after the child is delivered. In many instances, the condition is not the result of some environmental factor or mistake on the part of the mother, but rather negligence on the part of a doctor overseeing prenatal care or performing delivery.

Are you a victim of a surgical accident?

As a surgery patient, you may have certain expectations about the level of care and precision that the physicians treating you take during your procedure. Most surgeries present risks beyond simply failing to correct the issue at hand. However, patients rarely take into account the potential mistakes of those performing the surgery or the team that facilitates the work.

Things to look for in a good nursing home

When it comes time to consider a facility to care for your aging loved one, it is not always easy to know how to judge your options. Nursing home facilities range in quality and offerings, and the relative quality of the facilities may or may not indicate the level of care and dependability present in a given care facility.

Off-label drug use during labor could result in a tragedy

Pregnancy is often a time that is both terrifying and full of joyful expectation. Mothers-to-be often do anything in their power to ensure a healthy pregnancy with the hopes of giving birth to a healthy newborn. Regular doctor visits, exercise, healthy eating and even supplemental vitamins can all play a crucial role in the development of an unborn child. Sadly, all of that hard work can be undone by one medical mistake.

Elder abuse: The vulnerability of our elders

Nursing home abuse has no place in current-day society. Individuals know that they're supposed to respect their elders and the people they care for. Despite that, people do still end up struggling in nursing homes. They may be left with injuries as a result of physical or emotional abuse, all of which should never have occurred to begin with.

Is someone else responsible for your mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a potentially devastating form of cancer no matter when you receive your diagnosis. It is also a cancer primarily brought on by asbestos exposure, so individuals who do develop mesothelioma should always try to identify any environments or events that may have exposed them to asbestos. It is likely that asbestos exposure caused your mesothelioma, and the party who exposed you to asbestos may hold legal liability.

3 signs of nursing home negligence or abuse to recognize

When your loved one is in a nursing home, you don't want to find out that he or she is in danger or has been harmed. It's devastating to know that the people who are supposed to treat your family member like their own loved ones aren't doing so.

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