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Blog Posts in August, 2017

  • What's the Difference Between Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

    Nursing homes have had a poor reputation for years. Before regulations were enacted by state and federal governments, nursing homes were allowed to prioritize profit over the well-being of the individuals trusted to their care. While nursing home abuse and neglect are still present in nursing homes, they have become much less prevalent. Those who have family members in such facilities should take ...
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  • 8 Things You Should Do to Become a Safer Driver

    77% of all car accidents are because of a driver's error. Do your part to make the road safer for you and for everyone around you so that you don't become part of the statistic. Here are eight easy things you can do: Wear your seat belt. Wearing a seat belt cuts the risk of serious injury by 50%. In the event of an accident, your seat belt could prevent you from getting thrown into your windshield ...
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  • What Is Elopement in a Nursing Home?

    Elopement is the unsupervised wandering of a nursing home resident, often off the grounds of the facility. When residents do wander off the grounds, this can be a sign of negligence on the part of the nursing home staff. If a staff member failed to supervise residents properly and categorize them by their likelihood of eloping, a resident is more likely to elope. The danger of elopement comes from ...
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  • Despite $417 Million Jury Verdict, Johnson & Johnson Denies Connection Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

    In the most recent case of ovarian cancer to go to trial, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay a woman $417 million in her lawsuit claiming baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. However, J&J’s attorney said that the correlation between a woman using talc for feminine hygiene and an ovarian cancer diagnosis is weak. Previous talc powder case outcomes from across the country have awarded ...
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  • Is There a Statute of Limitations for Nursing Home Lawsuits?

    Elder abuse used to be more prevalent in nursing homes before the federal government and state governments began passing regulations on how these organizations should treat their residents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), elder abuse is any abuse or neglect of a person age 60 and older by a caregiver or other person in a relationship involving an expectation ...
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  • Know Your Rights: A Discussion on Police Misconduct and Brutality

    Police officers are supposed to protect a person’s rights when enforcing the law, yet police brutality, which violates a person’s constitutional rights, is a big problem. Wrongful shootings, tasings, and beatings are, disturbingly, common forms of police brutality. Police officers have the right to protect themselves from threats of harm, but they cannot do so unreasonably. They have to be ...
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  • Must-Read for Those Struggling to Pay for Cancer Treatment

    Are you struggling to pay for lung cancer treatment? You’re not alone. Most patients face higher out-of-pocket costs than they expect when they’re diagnosed with lung cancer. With cancer drug prices more than double what they used to be a decade ago, under-insured patients end up spending up to 30% of their annual income to pay for treatment, and insured patients spend about 11% of their income. ...
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  • Corporations Romanticize Benefits, Downplay Risks of Drugs Marketed to Women

    Some corporations have a history of exploiting women to profit off their use of harmful drugs and medical devices. A recent report by the American Association of Justice looks back at how women have suffered more than men from dangerous drugs and medical devices. Companies saw women as easy targets for products that could “fix” normal things like irritability, depression, menopause, and ...
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