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Emerging Fungus Presents a Serious Global Health Threat

By |2019-04-11T17:31:45+00:00April 11th, 2019|Failure To Monitor, Local News, Medical Malpractice, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Staph Infections|

Fungus causing outbreaks in healthcare settings. For this reason, it is important to quickly identify C. auris in a hospitalized patient so that healthcare facilities can take special precautions to stop its spread.

Post 911 Combat Veterans Suffering From Hearing Loss

By |2019-04-26T14:41:33+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Defective Products, Local News, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Press Releases|

The defective product associated with the aforementioned conditions are The Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) that were issued to military service members from 2003 to 2015 for use both domestically and during deployment, including combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Recall Changes on Valsartan, Losartan and Irbesartan

By |2019-05-09T13:30:55+00:00March 1st, 2019|Failure To Diagnose, Local News, Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Uncategorized|

FDA updates on angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) recalls including valsartan, losartan and irbesartan IMPORTANT: Medications containing only amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are not being recalled. Manufacturers are recalling medications containing amlodipine in combination with valsartan or losartan, and medications containing hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ in combination with valsartan or losartan. […]

FDA Warns Taking These Antibiotics Could Rupture Aorta

By |2019-01-08T21:20:10+00:00January 8th, 2019|Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Negligence|

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death.

Nursing Home Medication Errors Could Be Harming Your Loved One

By |2019-02-22T19:37:14+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Abuse, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

Warning Signs of Medication Errors or Abuse: Frequent Vomiting (without illness being the cause), delirium, excessive sleepiness, decreased mobility increase in falls, unexplained changes in behavior or alertness, sudden organ failure and unexplained death.

Physical Abuse is the Top-Reported Complaint Among Nursing Home Residents

By |2019-02-22T19:29:31+00:00December 6th, 2018|Abuse, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Physical And Chemical Restraints|

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, physical abuse in nursing homes is the top-reported complaint of elder abuse, at 27.4%. Shockingly, over 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to abusing residents in their care.

Bumps, Bruises and Scrapes Could Be Warning Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect

By |2019-02-22T19:38:27+00:00November 16th, 2018|Abuse, Falls, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to the CDC, about 1,800 nursing home residents die each year from falls, and about 10% to 20% of all nursing home falls cause serious injuries such as fractures.

Elder Abuse & Neglect Warning Sign #1: Bed Sores

By |2019-02-22T19:39:42+00:00November 6th, 2018|Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

One of the more obvious warning signs of elder abuse or neglect is the presence of bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are painful skin ulcers that can be fatal at their worst stage. When they form on nursing home patients, it usually indicates issues of understaffing or negligence.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

By |2019-01-10T15:44:15+00:00October 26th, 2018|Abuse, Alzheimer's Patient Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Falls, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Mental And Emotional Abuse, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Sexual Assault, Suspicious Injuries, Wandering Off/elopement|

More than two million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States every year, and as many as one in ten elderly people are victims of elder abuse in some form.* You should be aware of these warning signs to keep your loved one safe.

Lavern’s Law | Date of Discovery Bill

By |2018-12-19T19:43:54+00:00September 27th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Delayed Diagnosis Of Cancer, Diagnostic Errors, Failure To Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Michael Glass, Michael Levine, Wrongful Death Claims|

It's named after a woman, Lavern Wilkinson, who died in 2013 of treatable lung cancer. Her radiologist noticed a suspicious mass in 2010, but Lavern was never told. When she went back more than 2½ later for a chronic cough, she was told she had cancer, that it had spread, and that it was terminal.