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December 2014 Archives

Elderly Massachusetts woman dies after car accident

It is always a good rule of thumb to remember that pedestrians have the right of way, even when they do not. Pedestrians are the least secure of those that take the road ways to get from point A to point B. Although there are sidewalks, crossing lanes, lights, laws and everything in-between, pedestrians are regularly involved in accidents in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts workers' compensation and repetitive strain injury

When residents of Massachusetts think of worker's compensation, they envision a very serious or life threatening injury, such as a brain injury or the loss of an arm or leg. Although, worker's compensation was made for just those types of devastating injuries, there are a whole host of other ailments that fall under the umbrella of worker's compensation. Massachusetts residents can file a workers' compensation claim for everything from catching an illness working at a health care facility, mental stress or suffering from a repetitive strain injury.

National nursing home chain sued for lack of proper care

Nursing homes are quickly becoming a big business. As the number of baby boomers retiring and entering assisted living facilities continues to grow so does the number of nursing homes. Unfortunately the boom in business does not always benefit nursing home residents. In some cases too many residents and inadequate staffing lie at the root of many problems.

Protecting the rights of nursing home residents

As the baby boomer generation continues to age and retire, the importance of nursing homes and assisted living facilities will grow. While nursing homes are ideal targets for sensational news stories exposing abuse, a majority of elder abuse actually takes place at home by the hands of a loved one or paid caretaker. But this type of abuse is often hard to discover, as many people are hesitant to take their loved ones to court or have them face criminal penalties for their behavior. Although most abuse happens at home, nursing homes negligence has likely been occurring since the inception of these facilities, which has left the industry with a long track record of misdeeds toward the elderly.

What is a reasonable standard of care for nursing homes?

Nursing homes can be found in almost every city in the United States. In the almost hundred years since their creation, nursing homes have made many changes since they first opened their doors. Some of these changes have been market-driven, while others are in response to federal and state legislation. The most comprehensive legislation concerning nursing homes was passed in 1987.

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