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83-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident Dies Following Attack by Fellow Resident

According to a Michigan Live news report, an 83-year-old man has died from injuries he suffered after being assaulted by a fellow nursing home patient in Berrien County.  The Bridgman Police Department is investigating his wrongful death as a possible homicide.  According to police, patient Floyd Perham suffered a serious head injury after being shoved to the […]

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Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents may arises due to a variety of unsafe circumstances, conditions and behaviors.  Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include: DUI / Drugs / Alcohol –  Its common knowledge that driving while impaired due to alcohol and drugs can alter perception, cognitive behavior, coordination and attention that is needed for safe […]

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Trip and Fall Accident Claims Against the City of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia is frequently sued by victims of slip and fall accidents who fell because of a defective sidewalk, street or condition of public property. The City of Philadelphia has governmental immunity; however, the PA legislature has created an exception for damages caused by a dangerous condition of city owned “real property.”  Under […]

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Slip / Trip and Fall Claims – What you Need to Know

Frequently, trip and fall accident occurs when something suddenly and unexpectedly violates a person’s expectations.  They expect continuity in environments and, if not warned otherwise, expect the places they go to be in good repair. When someone unexpectedly encounters a hazardous condition on the property such as a wet floor, raised slab of sidewalk, icy […]

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Commercial Trucking Regulations

Federal Trucking Rules and Regulations The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted rules and regulations that truck drivers and trucking must follow. These rules and regulations were enacted because of the tragic consequences that occur when large trucks, weighing tens of thousands of pounds, collide with much smaller vehicles. […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

I was Injured in a Truck Accident, but I Selected “Limited Tort” for my auto insurance.  Can I still Recover Compensation for my Injuries? Generally speaking, if you have selected limited tort coverage, the extent of your injuries will determine whether you can sue for pain and suffering.  There are also exceptions to limited tort […]

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PA Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Are Not Enforceable Unless Completed and Signed by All Parties

Most nursing homes request that newly admitted residents sign contracts called arbitration agreements, which effectively prevent the resident from filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit if anything goes wrong in the future.  But is the agreement you signed truly enforceable?  If the nursing home failed to sign or complete the agreement, you may have the […]

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How PA Consumer Protection Law Can Help Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Win Cases

Pennsylvania courts have ruled that the Unfair Trade Practices Consumer Protection Law does not apply to nursing home abuse cases because it doesn’t apply to medical providers.  So how could it possibly help a plaintiff prevail in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit?  In this blog post, I’ll explain a surprising but effective litigation strategy built […]

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Language Barriers in the Nursing Home Are a Serious Threat to Quality Healthcare

Effective communication between medical providers and their patients is the cornerstone of quality healthcare because it directly affects the caliber of patient care, medical outcomes, and patient safety.  The ability to communicate effectively is especially important when nursing staff is rendering bedside care.  Yet many nursing home residents who require bedside care have no access to […]

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Hidden Camera Shows Palm Gardens Nursing Home Staff Abusing Alzheimer’s Patient

As reported by WFLA News Channel 8, Dale Wilson became suspicious of foul play at Palm Gardens Nursing Home when he noticed unusual bruising on his 76-year-old father’s arms and legs.  Due to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, his father was unable to communicate the cause of his injuries.  When nursing home employees were unable […]

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