Elder abuse often goes unreported because elderly individuals do not always have the ability or the courage to speak up for themselves. It is up to their loved ones and concerned citizens to speak out.
However, that can be difficult if you are unsure… Read More
A new study in the Journal of Palliative Medicine reveals that nursing home residents' current treatment preferences often clash with preferences for life-sustaining medical orders.
Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and Indiana… Read More
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Oct 31, 2016 in Car Accidents
Seven students suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for examination after a rear-end crash involving two Jackson County school buses on Thursday, Oct. 27, around 7 a.m. on Route 21. The buses were transporting a total of 50 students.
According… Read More
According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare-associated infections are less likely to occur at hospitals in rural areas than hospitals in urban areas. Healthcare-associated infections include surgical site infections… Read More
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Oct 19, 2016 in Car Accidents
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a study revealing that the number of deaths from traffic accidents involving teenage drivers has increased for the first time in nearly 10 years.
GHSA researchers analyzed traffic fatality… Read More
According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, more and more nursing home residents with advanced dementia are being put on mechanical ventilators when they are hospitalized, even though the treatment does not improve their chances of survival.
Researchers… Read More
In the largest regulatory overhaul in two decades, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a new rule last month banning federally-funded nursing homes from using forced arbitration agreements to resolve disputes with residents.
Forced… Read More
A senior in the United States falls every second, and these falls are the leading cause of injury and death for this population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There were 29 million falls among older Americans in… Read More
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Sep 21, 2016 in Doctor Errors
In a study of 1,180 medical malpractice claims, The Doctors Company found that the most common allegations were for failed, delayed or incorrect diagnoses, accounting for 39 percent of the claims in the study.
More than half of the misdiagnosis claims… Read More
Social media abuse has become a growing problem at nursing homes, as there are more and more media reports about nursing home staff members taking and posting pictures or videos of residents without their consent. This disturbing trend has prompted the… Read More
Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that is not conducted in a courtroom. No judge presides, no jury weighs the issues…
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