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What are my legal rights if I was diagnosed with mesothelioma?

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with mesothelioma? If so, you can sue those who are to blame for you or your loved ones’ injuries. Mesothelioma occurs from illegal long-term exposure to asbestos. A reported 11 million people received long-term asbestos exposure at work between 1940-1978. Asbestos exposure can take about 40 years or...

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Filthy kitchens pose a grave danger to nursing home residents

In many cases, kitchens in nursing homes are dirtier and more dangerous than many people realize. In fact, improper food handling ranks as a key safety issue in Alabama nursing homes.  Unsanitary conditions related to food is the third most cited violation inside nursing homes (behind infection control and accidents), according to an investigation by...

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Large Truck Accident Statistics

Large trucks and big 18-wheeler trucks weighing at least 10,000 pounds can be seen speeding along the nation’s highways on any given day. Large trucks are sometimes referred to as “semi” trucks or “Mack” trucks, after the popular Pennsylvania truck manufacturer, Mack Company. Trucks are notorious for traveling at breakneck speeds and zipping between highway...

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Nursing homes breed germ established as contagious, invulnerable to drugs, deadly

Nursing homes have become a breeding ground for a deadly fungus, called Candida auris (C. auris), that has killed half the patients who contract it -- within just 90 days. C. auris is a highly contagious, drug-resistant fungus that has infected nearly 800 people since it arrived in the United States four years ago, according to The New...

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Report IDs Alabama nursing homes for 'persistent record of poor care'

A recent report shed light on four Alabama nursing homes with a “persistent record of poor care.” The four are now under consideration as candidates for the “special focus facility program,” which includes nursing homes that will be highly monitored by authorities. If they fail to improve and correct violations, they could be stripped of...

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Elderly dying more from falling injuries but exercise and Tai Chi can stop a tumble from meaning death

Falls are killing the elderly at higher rates, but dying as a result of falling down doesn’t have to be inevitable. Incorporating exercise can help senior citizens stay limber and keep balance in dealing with elderly injuries from falls, according to a New York Times story. The story discussed a study published June 4, 2019...

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Nursing Home ‘Granny Cams’ Pose Ethical Dilemma

The prospect of posting security cameras in nursing homes is raising issues pitting crime prevention and making certain that residents are getting top care against ensuring residents’ privacy and consent. “Lots of ethical issues are at play, and it raises the question of privacy’s role in our lives,” said Clara Berridge, an assistant professor of...

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