how seniors can avoid becoming pedestrian accident victims

How Seniors can Avoid Becoming Pedestrian Accident Victims

August 21, 2019

In 2016, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every hour and a half a pedestrian is killed in an accident. Additionally, every eight minutes a pedestrian is hurt in a crash.  Pedestrians are one and a…

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the worst documented cases of nursing home abuse

The Worst Documented Cases of Nursing Home Abuse

June 25, 2019

Taking care of the elderly can be an extremely challenging task. Many families throughout America entrust nursing homes to watch out for their aging relatives.  However, the elderly do not always receive the care they deserve.  Cases of elder abuse at nursing homes have been on the rise throughout the…

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Nursing Home Abuse in the United States

April 8, 2019

When we place our loved ones in a nursing home facility, we expect them to be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness by their caretakers. Unfortunately, as the longevity of Americans increases and with more people than ever in nursing homes, so does the possibility of abuse by caretakers and…

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VIDEO: 4 NURSING HOME WORKERS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ABUSING ELDERLY PATIENT IN CANADA

January 23, 2019

The victim, Hellen MacDonald, 85, was a patient at St. Joseph’s at Fleming long-term-care home in Peterborough, Ontario. Her daughter became suspicious after an unexplained black eye. Read more here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/video-nursing-home-staff-abused-elderly-patient-article-1.1350070

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HEARTLAND OF MARIETTA, OHIO EXCEEDS STATE AND NATIONAL AVERAGES FOR USE OF ANTI PSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS AMONG NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

January 22, 2019

NPR recently published a news story exploring the overmedication of nursing home and long term care residents. These medications are often prescribed to sedate patients suffering from dementia or alzheimer’s. The medications are sometimes given for the convenience of the staff and not due to medical necessity. In fact, most of…

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SIGNS OF NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT

June 28, 2018

In arecent case from Springfield, Ohio, a nursing aid stands accused of kicking a 95 year old resident. The signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse are usually not this clear. If your loved one is in a nursing or assisted living facility, be vigilant and keep an eye out…

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PA LEGISLATORS SEEK TO HOLD NURSING HOMES ACCOUNTABLE FOR ABUSE

February 14, 2018

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering a bill to improve the way information regarding nursing home abuse and neglect is collected and shared among various government entities. According to the Reading Eagle, an investigation in November that found of the more than 1,800 cases of substantiated nursing home abuse, only three were referred…

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THE OIL AND GAS ATTORNEYS OF GODDARD & WAGONER REPRESENT MINERAL OWNERS AND SMALL PRODUCERS THROUGHOUT THE APPALACHIAN BASIN

February 1, 2018

With offices in Clarksburg and Morgantown, West Virginia, the oil and gas attorneys of Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC run a truly regional practice. Our lawyers represent mineral owners and producers throughout northern West Virginia and into southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. In West Virginia, our oil and gas lawyers regularly…

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TYGART CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS

July 9, 2016

TYGART CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS Tygart Center at Fairmont Campus is a 119 bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. While most quality indicators are positive for Tygart Center, Staffing was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day and licensed…

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NURSING HOME ABUSE JURY VERDICT OF MORE THAN $5.5 MILLION IN COLORADO

June 9, 2016

A jury in Colorado awarded more than $5,500,000, $5 million of which was punitive in nature, to the family of a woman who was the victim of abuse which ultimately resulted in her death. The woman was 77-years-old on admission. She had multiple serious infections, bed sores (also called pressure…

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