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One in Four Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported

If you’ve visited your loved one in a nursing home and noticed something unusual, it’s important that you recognize the signs of abuse and take them seriously. Nursing home abuse is far more prevalent than you may think. According to an audit conducted by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office, roughly a quarter...

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Filing a Police Report After a Crash in Alabama: An Attorney Explains

Car accidents in Alabama can be confusing and overwhelming for everyone involved. You have to deal with insurance companies, other drivers involved and potential injuries. However, filing a police report can make the insurance and legal processes easier going forward. When and Why A police report should be filed after any accident. Even if the...

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When Alabama Surgeons Hide Errors, Patients Can Suffer

When something goes wrong during a surgical procedure, surgeons and doctors are obligated to disclose errors to patients and relatives. When they fail to do so, patients can suffer serious illnesses and injuries – some of which can be fatal.   The most common surgical errors, according to Patient Safety Primers, include:   Operating on the wrong side...

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Infections May be Sign of Alabama Nursing Home Neglect

A Place for Mom recently reported the 5 most common infections in the elderly. It's an important topic and comes at a critical time for both the nursing-home and health-care industries. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports patients suffer more than 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections each year, resulting in 99,000 deaths. Many...

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Nursing Home Residents May Be Exposed to Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

There are many risks faced by residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. For those with complicated medical conditions or compromised immune systems, bacteria can be among the most dangerous of these risks. Bacteria are common in any healthcare setting. The intense cleaning products and sterilization procedures used in these facilities are important sanitation...

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