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Trouble with Day Cares

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Most people expect daycare to be a place where their children are safe. Before they go to work or school, parents drop children off with the expectation that they will be comforted, cared for, and watched after by a group of a responsible adults. And usually, that’s the case. Most people who choose to work for daycares love children and want to make sure they’re providing the best possible care for other people’s sons and daughters. But even when staffed by the best possible people, accidents can happen. For example, look at the recent accident in a daycare near Dallas. A student driver, only 17 years old, was practicing his skills when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a nearby day care. Five children and one adult suffered injuries. Fortunately, no one was injured, but one of the children is still in critical condition. Another one has been admitted to a trauma ward for care.

This is going to be a very stressful time for everyone involved. The children who were hurt may have injuries that affect them for the rest of their life. Their parents must be suffering greatly at the idea of the pain their kids are going through. Those who work in the day care must feel that they could have done more to protect the people in their care, though there is no reason for them to feel any responsibility for the accident. No matter how careful they were, there is little that can be done to guard random accidents such as this one. And the teen who was driving the car obviously must feel very distressed, as anyone would, at the idea that he is responsible for doing so much harm to several children. It’s a situation no one, on any side of it, should have to go through.

But still, “shoulds” have little bearing on what happens in life. Though we do the best to protect ourselves and those we care about, often there are so many circumstances outside of our control that it is impossible to guard against any of them. According to the website of these Brownsville personal injury lawyers, 87,000 people suffered injuries from car accidents in Texas alone for the year 2012. So, just as important as taking the right safety steps to prevent an accident from occurring is knowing what to do if and when something does.

Basic first aid and CPR courses are easy to find and often very cheap to take. In fact, many employers will offer them to employees if they seem as necessary. It seems simple, but knowing those simple skills can be the difference between someone’s life and death in the right situations. Always know safety and evacuation protocols for any area you may be. And be sure to always stay vigilant, on the lookout for anything that could be a danger to you or others. With these tips and the right training, you can be prepared to handle a wide variety of situations.

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Malpractice and Personal Injury Claims

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

When illness or injury occurs, we put our trust in a healthcare provider. We innately believe that they have been well-trained and we can rest assured that we are in good hands. Unfortunately, medical errors do happen. These errors result in the worsening of injury, a lifetime of a life-altering disability, or even sudden and unexpected death. This frightful reality is known as medical malpractice.

According to the Hankey Law Office, “when a patient dies because of the negligent action or inaction of a medical professional, this is considered to be wrongful death.” Unforeseen death causes an emotional upheaval for a victim’s family, friends, and community. A medical malpractice attorney can help an a victim’s loved ones find solace in a settlement for their emotional suffering.

Medical malpractice is an especially important case to pursue. By reporting a medical professional’s mistake, you can prevent further threat of error under the treatment of the same physician. The Chris Mayo Law Firm points out on its website that this is important in order to hold the medical professional at fault should be “held legally and financially accountable for the repercussions of their actions.” Do not let the negligence of a medical professional go without legal consequence – you could end up saving some one’s health or life.

Whether you were misdiagnosed with disease or illness, prescribed the wrong type or amount of prescription, or suffered after misuse of medical equipment, you deserve justice for the mistakes of your medical physician. Medical malpractice lawyers are ready to fight for the financial compensation and justice that you deserve as a victim of medical negligence. We seek medical attention in hopes to improve our health. If the medical attention you receive leads to worsened health, hold your medical physician liable.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

When a family member becomes too elderly to properly take care of themselves, most of us take comfort in the fact that nursing homes exist in which trained professionals can ensure the well being of a loved one. Unfortunately, the terrifying truth is that nursing home abuse is a serious and all too present problem. While an individual has every right to assume that their loved one is in safe hands at a nursing home, victims are facing physical abuse, sexual abuse, malnutrition, and a number of other problems, according to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. It can be difficult to even know if these problems are even happening as your loved one may not possess the ability to tell you. However, there are some warning signs you can look for.

One of the most obvious way to spot nursing home abuse and neglect is to look for changes in your loved one’s physical appearance. This can include bed sores, unusual wounds, and unexplained loss of weight. You can also look for signs of poor hygiene. Another way to check is to inspect the bedding and clothing of the elderly. If you notice that their clothing is torn or stained as well as their bedding, these could be signs of abuse. There are also some nonphysical signs to watch out for as well. These include unresponsiveness, emotional withdrawal, and other strange behaviors.

Putting a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision faced by many. It is reasonable for an individual to assume that their family member is safe and well-taken care of in a nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home and neglect is a serious problem leaving victims to not only face serious physical trauma, but emotional pain as well, according to the website of Ritter and Associates. When victims are not able to speak for themselves, it is important that we look our for our loved ones to prevent the ever present problem of nursing home abuse from becoming worse.

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