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What Is Abuse And Neglect In Nursing Homes?

Nursing home neglect is similar to nursing home abuse; however, they are two separate issues. Nursing home abuse occurs when the staff of the nursing home intentionally harm the elder, be it physically, mentally, or financially. The key word here is intent -- this is what truly distinguishes abuse from neglect. On the other hand, nursing home neglect occurs when the nursing home does not carry…
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If A Dog Bites You, Follow These Important Steps

To many, dogs are considered to be a "man's best friend." Although more often than not this may be the case, some dogs do pose a potential threat to our safety. Regardless of how domesticated they are, dogs are still animals -- according to the most recent statistics, dogs bite over 4.7 million Americans every year. Not surprisingly, around half of these dogs bites involve children between the…
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How To Stay Safe While Riding Your Bicycle This Summer

The bicycle is one of the preferred methods of transportation for many people, especially those living in crowded locations, like big cities. It can provide a cheap and efficient way to commute to work and other nearby locations. Further, riding a bike is an excellent form of exercise and helps individuals to lose weight and build leg muscle. However, as with any method of transportation,…
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An Unregistered “Dangerous Dog” In Virginia Can Lead To Serious Legal Trouble

Dogs are seen by many as "man's best friend," however this is not always the case. Some dogs are more malicious than others, and can be seen as a danger to society. A dog bite can be serious, with potential long term effects on your health and overall being. Thus, states like Virginia have laws regarding these dog-related issues, and not following them can lead to more serious consequences than…
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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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