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December 2017 Archives

Signs that all may not be well in your loved one's nursing home

As an adult child of an aging parent in Massachusetts, you probably worry about your mother's or father's overall well-being as much as you worry about your children's. When parents enter their Golden Years, the parent/child relationship takes on a whole new perspective. In your youth, your parents worried about you as you navigated life's stages, such as your toddler years, pre-teens and into young adulthood. Now, it's you who worries whether your mother or father is safe and in good health.

What rights do employees have?

Workers may often feel like they are under their employer's thumb and cannot question or challenge any of the unsafe or dangerous decisions made by their employers, but this is not the case. Massachusetts employees, along with those across the country, have various rights that they can enforce to ensure their workplace is free from hazards.

Which procedure is most commonly wrong-site surgery?

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has defined a wrong-site surgery as an event that is not related to the patient's natural course of illness, rather they are unexpected events that cause serious physical or psychological injuries. According to the Commission, around 50 wrong-site surgeries take place in the country weekly.

Understanding fault in a Massachusetts car accident

Though the term 'fault' is brandied out quite a bit when discussing culpability in a car accident, the reality is that this term has a legal meaning and it is important to understand the concept in order to figure out legal liability and compensation in a personal injury suit.

One dead, two injured in multi-vehicle crash

One of the ways car accident victims get closure after an accident is by identifying the person who caused the crash and then holding them accountable. When the car accident is between two vehicles, it is somewhat easier to identify the negligent party but when there are multiple cars involved, then distributing blame and fault are often tricky-not just for the accident victim but often also for the courts.

Nearly 1000 deaths due to hospital errors daily

Massachusetts' residents may be unaware that rather than getting better at the hospital, thousands of people end up either getting worse or dying of a hospital error, not their original condition. Almost 20 years ago, a shocking study revealed that almost 100,000 people were dying annually due to hospital errors and, in 2010, another study corrected them, estimating almost 180,000 people died in Medicare alone. This number was further elevated in 2013, when another study claimed almost 440,000 deaths were the result of preventable errors in hospitals.

Building a strong claim for nursing home abuse victims

It is disheartening and frustrating to learn that a loved one may have experienced mistreatment while staying at a Massachusetts nursing home. If you suspect abuse or neglect of any kind, you may want to take legal action, but you may not know what to do next. Building a claim for nursing home abuse or negligence is not an easy process, but it is not something you have to do alone.

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