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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse In Virginia

When our loved ones get older, we often decide to admit them to a nursing home. They are supposed to be able to provide care and attention for them around the clock. However, unfortunately this does not always happen. All too often, nursing care staff neglect to provide the proper care that is necessary for the elderly. There are state and federal laws in place that attempt to regular nursing…
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How To Investigate Nursing Home Abuse

When our loved ones get old, it is a common practice to either have them move in with you, or into a nursing home. Nursing homes are expected to care for the elderly, providing them with the attention and treatment they both need and deserve. However, it is all too often that nursing homes neglect to fulfill their duties as they should. This is known as nursing home abuse, and it remains an…
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How To Avoid Construction Accidents?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), close to 20% of all workplace deaths involve a construction worker. This unfortunate statistic results from the high frequency of accidents at construction sites. However, construction can be a safe occupation if the correct steps and safety precautions are taken in every endeavor. Avoid An Accident There are a variety of…
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When Do Most Construction Accidents Happen?

Construction is one of the most dangerous professions -- construction workers experience injuries and fatalities at a much higher rate than other workers in other industries. As a result, they require much more time off to recoup from these accidents. Although construction accidents unfortunately happen year-round, there are times when accident frequency seem to increase. According to a report…
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Why Do Surgical Errors Occur?

Surgical errors occur during surgeries of all kind, and unfortunately at a very high rate. Thus, many say that there is no such thing a "minor" surgery, as any operation opens you up to new risks. However, not all surgical errors stem are considered medical malpractice -- some mistakes may not leave the patient injured, or they were not caused by substandard care. Surgical Errors A surgical error…
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How Common Are Surgical Errors?

Surgical errors are caused by a mistake by the surgeon during a procedure. Each year, the World Health Organization estimates that close to 3000 major errors are committed in the United States alone. This number is broken down into two staggering statistics. Astonishingly, 200-300 of these errors aren't even errors with the surgery; rather, the surgeon operates on the wrong patient. In many…
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How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to a patient being harmed by a doctor, or other medical professional, because the professional failed to competently perform his or her duties. This is a particularly disturbing source of injury, as we entrust medical professionals with our health and safety. Unfortunately, medical malpractice does occur all too frequently, for a wide variety of reasons. In many cases,…
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Tips To Stay Safe On The Road While Riding Your Motorcycle This Summer

Riding a motorcycle can be a unique and thrilling experience; however, it is not without its risks. Due to the small and open nature of motorcycles, motorcycle riders are at a much greater risk in the event of an accident. As with most things, practice makes perfect, and experienced riders develop a number of habits and tips to best stay safe on the road. Engine and Bike Size Modern motorcycles…
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A Second And Third Opinion Can Be The Key To Preventing Your Medical Misdiagnosis

All too often we hear horror stories of hospital patients being misdiagnosed, resulting in serious injury and even death. Such cases are particularly tragic, as hospitals and other medical centers are supposed to be places that heal not hurt. Doctors are expected to be experienced, friendly, and most of all knowledgeable. If someone is diagnosing you or a loved ones illness, performing surgery,…
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What Constitutes Hospital Negligence?

Hospital negligence occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to properly care for a patient. In other words, their negligent behavior leads to the injury of a patient, an injury that otherwise would not have been sustained. Employee Negligence In some cases, it can be a bit confusing to determine who is liable for the negligence of employees. Most often, nurses are considered to…
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