July 2012 Archives

Nursing home neglect leads to amputation of man's leg

News related to the abuse and neglect of nursing home residents is always troubling. Oftentimes instances of nursing home neglect occur in nursing facilities that are poorly managed and understaffed. One man, who suffered the effects of nursing home neglect firsthand, recently filed a lawsuit citing reckless and willful neglect.

Fears around nursing home neglect and abuse warranted

As those of the baby boomer generation continue to age, a record number of people in the United States will need to seek long-term care options. As family members look into potential options, many admit to having fears related to nursing home neglect and abuse.

Man with brain injury files lawsuit

Individuals living with brain injuries have many challenges to overcome. Severe brain injuries can leave individuals unable to walk, talk or perform basic physical tasks. Even less serious brain injuries, however, can greatly impact an individual's health and well being. Often misunderstood and marginalized, they are forced to deal with not only physical limitations, but also changes to their personality which greatly impact their lives and personal relationships.

NFL faces lawsuits related to brain injuries

Few would argue that football, especially when played at a professional level, is a high-contact sport that can result in a number of serious injuries. While the bodies of professional athletes are conditioned to perform and endure extreme physical activity, many also tend to suffer repeated hits that result in multiple concussions. Today, questions are being raised in a lawsuit related to the long-term consequences of head and brain injuries.

Lawsuit filed alleging understaffing lead to neglect

As Americans age, many do not have family members who are able to take them in and care for them on a full-time basis. Many families turn to nursing homes and assisted living facilities that employ trained professionals that are able to provide the round-the-clock care their loved ones need. Sadly, some nursing homes are poorly run and managed and problems like understaffing can sometimes lead to instances of nursing home neglect.

Two boys killed by drunk and speeding driver

Families in Alabama and across the country wait for the warm summer months to take advantage of outdoor activities like fishing and camping. A fatal truck accidents recently turned one family's fun camping trip into a nightmare.

Alabama Cities Use the Courts as a Money Maker

Last week the New York Times wrote about the city of Childersburg, Alabama, and allegations that growing numbers of poor people are ending up in jail and in debt for minor infractions of the law.  Now comes word that a Shelby County, Alabama Circuit Judge has taken over the Harpersville Municipal Court in order to put an end to similar abuses.

Causes of trucking accidents examined

While any motor vehicle accident can be serious, those involving large commercial vehicles and trucks are more likely to result in a fatality. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, during 2009, ten percent of all traffic-related fatalities involved a large truck. The increased likelihood that a fatality will result when a commercial truck is involved in an accident has prompted two civil engineers to explore ways to reduce the number of truck accidents in states like Alabama and across the country.

Tips to curb teen accidents this July 4

Summer holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day are particularly deadly for motorists in Alabama and all across the country. On average, 12 more people die in car accidents on July 4 than on a typical day of the year. And teenagers are particularly vulnerable.

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