Showing 4 posts from April 2022.
What are the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and in-home elder care services are used by many families trying to provide care for their parents, grandparents, and other loved ones in our aging society. Sometimes, family members need to spend time in short-term or long-term care facilities because of a recent injury that requires focused treatment, but other times, patients may need this care because of a chronic medical issue for which a family is simply ill-equipped to handle. Unfortunately, the trust that we put in long-term care facilities and other caregivers is all too often abused. Throughout the country, the elderly are suffering neglect and abuse from the very people entrusted with their care. In 2021, the World Health Organization revealed that 2 in 3 staff in institutional care settings, such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities, reported that they had committed elder abuse in the past year. Unfortunately, family members cannot monitor caregivers 100% of the time, and in today’s world, family can be scattered across the country and the world, doing their best to care for their elders from a distance. More ›Share
HIE Awareness Month
April is HIE awareness month. For those who do not know, HIE (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy) is a type of brain injury caused by insufficient blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Deprivation of blood flow and oxygen results in the death of brain cells. HIE often occurs around the time of birth. There are multiple causes of HIE – some of which are predictable and preventable, and occur because of medical malpractice. More ›Share
You Have Been Hurt in a Trucking Accident. What’s Next? Do You Need a Lawyer?
Trucking accidents can be catastrophic events. These accidents involve heavy vehicles that are typically hauling even heavier cargo loads. Although any road accident has the potential to cause serious injury, when large trucks traveling at highway speeds collide, jackknife, or overturn, there is an even greater potential for horrific, sometimes fatal, injuries to the occupants of other vehicles on the road. More ›Share
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action brought by the survivors of someone who died as the result of a wrongful act of another person. This type of lawsuit is a civil action brought by one person (or persons,) known as the plaintiff, against another person (or persons,) known as the defendant. It is not a criminal action, however, in Delaware, it is possible to bring a civil action for a wrongful death even if the state has brought criminal charges in relation to that death. The civil action and the criminal action will be handled in different courts. More ›Share