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May 2020 Archives

COVID-19 is Leaving Nursing Home Residents in Limbo

Screen Shot 2020-06-12 at 9.29.50 PM.pngCOVID-19 is spreading like wildfire through nursing homes and creating a dangerous, potentially fatal situation for elderly residents and those with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc. Those who acquire the virus are being left in a state of limbo between hospitals and the healthcare they need, and nursing home facilities that don't have the training or equipment to care for them.

What is a Catastrophic Injury

pParamedicNeckBrace_3226152_s.jpgCatastrophic injuries cause permanent, often disabling injuries that can diminish an individual's quality of life and earning capacity. These injuries include paralysis, disfiguring burns, loss of limb, TBI, and many others. When catastrophic injury occurs, an accident lawyer can help individuals recover the compensation needed to cover the cost of medical care, physical and psychological therapy, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

What Is a Hypoxic Ischemic Brain Injury

brain-2836401_640.pngInfants who suffer hypoxic ischemic brain injuries at birth can suffer severe physical and neurological disabilities that persist throughout their lifetime. physicians and members of the delivery team have a duty of care to closely monitor the health of infants before, during, and after delivery to prevent these injuries. Nationwide, at least two, and possibly as many as ten out of every 1,000 infants born in the country will enter the world without sufficient oxygen reaching their brains.

Are Hospitals Liable for Injuries Caused by Ventilator Defects and Shortages?

Ventilator.jpgHospitals may be liable for injuries caused by supply shortages and defective equipment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant shortfalls and shortcomings in healthcare. These are placing patients at unnecessary risk to their health and safety. Individuals who suffer injuries, and survivors of those who pass away, may have the option to pursue compensation from healthcare providers. Because of current circumstances, individuals and their loved ones should contact an attorney prior to undergoing treatment with ventilators in order to ensure proper documentation and treatment. 

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