• Nursing Home Wandering

    Nursing Home Wandering and Elopement

    September 12, 2022 by Carrie Capouellez| Nursing home abuse

    Nursing home residents face a variety of dangers. Residents suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and/or other mental illnesses need around-the-clock care to ensure they are being taken care of. For patients in cognitive decline, their confusion can sometimes cause them to roam around the facility or even leave the facility, exposing them to numerous dangers. When…

  • Common Birth Injuries

    Common Birth Injuries and How They Happen

    August 22, 2022 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries

    Giving birth is an incredibly joyous time for a family. However, all of this excitement and hope can be dashed instantly when parents and family members learn the baby has suffered a birth injury. With such advanced medical techniques available, many people don’t realize giving birth still comes with serious risks for both mother and…

  • What Types of Medical Errors Cause Medical Malpractice?

    What Types of Medical Errors Cause Medical Malpractice?

    Doctors have a huge responsibility to their patients. We go to them for their expertise and rely on them to help us stay well. Unfortunately, it appears patients face an increased risk from the doctors: medical errors. The dangerous and deadly consequences of medical errors are obvious, but an additional point of concern is the…

  • Nursing Home Abuse

    Types of Nursing Home Abuse: What You Need to Know and Warning Signs

    The later years of an elderly person’s life are a time when they deserve kindness, respect, and quality care. But sometimes our elderly loved ones instead face abuse and neglect by caretakers. Dementia patients are especially vulnerable to nursing home abuse because the disease can prevent them from reporting or even recognizing the abuse. A…

  • Predicting a Hospital's Quality of Care

    Predicting a Hospital’s Quality of Care

    There are often multiple potential options to choose from for hospital care. Healthcare choices are serious decisions but reliable ratings and metrics for these facilities can be hard to come by. Some patients in need of care and/or their loved ones helping with the search will look to ratings compiled by the federal government agency…