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What Are the Most Common Nursing Home Injuries?

When it comes to choosing a nursing home, assisted-living, or retirement home for your elderly parent, the more you learn about the facility the better. If you do not screen homes carefully, your loved one could find her or himself living in a place where the most basic of needs are not met. 

How Dangerous are Children's Toys?

bucky balls.pngChildren's toys can be anything but child's play and there are a number of toys that present significant health and safety risks. These risks can range from burns and cuts to broken bones and toxic exposures. In 2014, roughly 155,400 children under the age of 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by their toys. Approximately half of those injured were under the age of 4 years old.

When Failure to Warn Becomes Medical Malpractice

warning sign.jpgMedical procedures carry an element of risk and physicians and healthcare providers have a duty of care to inform their patients that these risks are present. When physicians or healthcare providers fail to warn their patients of the risks involved in a procedure, their negligence makes them liable for medical malpractice.

How to Talk to a Loved One About Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse might seem like an issue that occurs only rarely. However, it is shockingly prevalent. In fact, a report from ABC News showed that nearly one out of every three nursing homes had at least one instance of abuse occur. Some of the most common problems that happen include inadequate sanitation, dehydration, and bedsores. 

Do We Sacrifice Safety for Fuel Efficiency?

refuel.jpgCars with the greatest fuel economy are often smaller and more compact which can reduce the amount of protection they offer in an accident. While many modern sub-compact and compact vehicles are equipped with the same safety features as larger automobiles, their small size means there is less protecting the driver and passengers from the force of an impact.

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