January 2018 Archives

How lack of supervision can cause serious injuries and death

Many people in the Cleveland area rely on nursing homes to provide safe and nurturing environments for their elderly relatives. Most of them are not aware of the dangers that some nursing homes pose to their residents. Besides the risk of abuse and mistreatment, some residents are in danger of suffering serious and life-changing injuries and dying from a lack of supervision and neglect

School buses lack safety belts

Ohio lacks any requirements for seat belts on school buses, even though one proponent argued that wrongful death and personal injury verdict awards would drop. More importantly, there are six child fatalities in this country each year, while 7,000 children also suffered injuries in school bus accidents.

Nursing home penalties reduced

Late last year, the federal government announced that it is reducing the use of fines against nursing homes where residents suffered harm or faced the serious risk of injury. Guidelines put in place by the previous administration, intended to sanction nursing home neglect and abuse, were reversed.Under the new guidelines, regulators are discouraged from imposing fines in some situations. These will even include times where there is a resident death.

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