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Why Allowing Residents to Wander May Constitute Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home neglect can range from food or water deprivation to administering medications incorrectly, to failing to respond to calls for assistance. It can also include allowing patients to wander. When an elder is living in a nursing home, the staff has a duty to provide care and safety. If ...
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Operator Exclusion Form in Massachusetts

Typically, your auto insurance policy must list all licensed drivers in your home who are related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption, and in some cases, your insurer may even require you to list roommates on your policy. This rule even applies to drivers covered by their own insurance ...
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How Understaffing Contributes to Negligence and Abuse in Nursing Homes

The majority of nursing homes are understaffed. This serious problem has plagued nursing homes for decades — it puts patients in danger and is a major contributor to nursing home neglect. If you or a loved one has been subject to negligence or abuse related to inadequate staffing in nursing ...
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9 Most Common Questions About Medical Malpractice

People have a lot of questions about medical malpractice. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice and if you have watched a loved one suffer, you deserve to understand the essentials. To help you out, here's a look at some of the most common questions about medical malpractice ...
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What to Do If Your Loved One’s Death Was Only Partly Related to Negligence

If you have lost a loved one due to the neglect of another party, you may be able to bring a wrongful death suit forward and claim damages related to final medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of your loved one. To prove that wrongful death occurred, you must be ...
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What Happens When a Dog Attacks a Baby?

In May 2018, a three-month old baby was mauled to death by dogs in Los Angeles. The family owned a Rottweiler, a Labrador, and a terrier, but officials weren't sure which dogs were responsible for the attack. The same month, an eight-month old baby girl died when her grandmother's pit ...
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How Dog Bite Bacteria Complicates Superficial Wounds

On August 1 2018, CBS News reported that a man lost both his legs to amputation after his dog’s licks lead to infection. In fact, the bacteria caused sepsis throughout the man’s whole body. At the time of writing, after several surgeries including the amputation of both hands, the man ...
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What Not to Do After Becoming a Dog Attack Victim

When you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, your first instinct may be to panic and run away, but if possible, you need to stay calm, get medical help, and find out who owns that dog. Besides these essentials, there are several things you should not do ...
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Is Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes on the Rise?

Sexual abuse in nursing homes and care facilities is on the rise. This form of elder abuse is arguably the worst possible kind, and although it's mostly a hidden problem, it's also a nationwide epidemic. If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home ...
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Does Your Dog Bite? Why This Could Spell Trouble

A little bite from a puppy may not seem like a big deal, but as your puppy becomes a dog, those bites can become more serious. As dogs get bigger, their jaws develop more strength and they have the potential to do a lot more damage. To protect your family, ...
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