February 2018 Archives

How nursing homes can protect their resident from fall deaths

One aspect that many people forget to take into consideration when choosing the right nursing home for their relatives is fall prevention. Seniors often have health, mobility and balance issues that make them fragile and prone to falls. Most nursing homes and retirement centers have measures and staff in place to protect residents from accidents. However, there are a growing number of fall incidents occurring where residents sustain critical injuries and die and nursing home abuse, neglect and wrongful death claims are filed.

Everyday causes of catastrophic injuries

A catastrophic injury is one that results in extreme and usually permanent damage and changes your life. It entails expensive medical bills, a long recovery and an accommodation of your lifestyle to work around your disability. Going back to work is unlikely, or, at best, you may require a significant career change. Examples of these injuries are amputations, major burns, brain damage and loss of vision.

Settlement releases state from amusement ride case

Amusement parks are usually a fun escape from daily life. Negligence or unsafe equipment, however, can lead to injury and death in this unlikely venue. A partial settlement with the State of Ohio over the wrongful death of an amusement park rider and seven other injured riders is a reminder of the risks posed by unsafe amusements.

Chili eating blamed for pedestrian death

A recently filed wrongful death and negligence lawsuit seeks to hold a bus driver liable for the death and injury of pedestrians in 2016 because he allegedly looked away from the road to throw away a chili container. The plaintiffs also charged that this was the driver's fortieth vehicle accident since joining the Southwest Regional Transit Authority in 2006.

What should be in a nursing home inspection?

Victims of nursing home neglect and abuse may take legal action under Ohio law. However, a short but thorough investigation before choosing a facility can help avoid nursing home negligence. An inspection of the grounds can be revealing. Determine whether the location is safe and secure and whether a loved one would feel content and safe sitting outside the buildings. Consider whether residents have nice sitting areas that are being used, whether the garbage dumpsters are reasonably clean and concealed and whether road noise is reasonable.

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