• Elder Abuse

    Elder Abuse

    December 29, 2020 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse

    As people grow older, they tend to rely more on others to help them with day-to-day living. This, unfortunately, increases the chances they will be mistreated or taken advantage of by someone they believe is helping them. Elder abuse occurs when a person harms or neglects a person in their care who is over a certain age. According to a study from the National Center on Elder Abuse, “between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.” Abusers can include doctors, nurses, home health workers, or others and their actions can take place at home, the home of a family member, or in an assisted living or nursing facility. As disturbing as this is, only one in 14 incidents are reported to the proper authorities.  

  • Safe Nursing Homes

    What Changes Can Be Made for Safer Nursing Homes

    Before the coronavirus pandemic, many nursing homes were known to provide substandard care and services to their residents. Many also struggled to retain a well-trained staff. The onslaught of COVID-19 brought these challenges to light and exposed the problems that many nursing homes face in the United States. Residents in nursing homes across the country, and the health care staff who provide care for them, have been hit incredibly hard by COVID-19. More than 250,000 reported COVID-19 cases and 62,000 deaths were reported as of June 2020 among nursing home and long-term care facilities. These facilities house vulnerable populations – including the elderly and adults who require 24-hour care. Many battle chronic diseases or are otherwise immunocompromised which puts them in the highest risk category for coronavirus infection.

  • Medical Negligence

    What is Medical Negligence?

    As a patient, you put a certain amount of trust in the doctor you choose to provide you with a medical diagnosis and medical treatment. If the doctor you chose does not provide you with appropriate care, medical negligence may be involved. Medical negligence can be defined as an act or failure to act by a medical professional that deviates from the accepted standard of care. Most medical malpractice claims involve medical negligence. If medical negligence caused significant harm to a patient, the victim and/or their family may have a good case for medical malpractice. 

  • Infant Wrongful Death

    What is Infant Wrongful Death?

    October 13, 2020 by James McHugh, Jr.| Wrongful Death

    Giving birth to a new baby is one of the most joyous occasions for a family and most babies are born happy and healthy. However, sometimes serious medical errors happen, and the infant may pass away before or shortly after being born. If those medical errors were preventable or were caused by the malpractice of doctors or nurses involved in the birth, this unnecessary death is considered an infant wrongful death.

  • Birth Trauma

    Birth Trauma Is More Common Than You Think

    September 16, 2020 by James McHugh, Jr.| Birth Injuries

    Giving birth is usually a joyful, life-changing experience for the entire family. Sadly, complications during birth are quite common and can cause the newly born infant to have traumatic birth-related injuries. In the United States, one out of 33 babies will be born with birth defects. Birth defects are also the leading cause of death…

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