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Is Video Surveillance Allowed in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes?

It was recently reported by The Morning Call that a Philadelphia Nursing Home, the Inglis House, removed a video camera used by a resident with cerebral palsy to communicate with family members and then forced him to defend his position for installing it. See article here. The Morning Call published that the nursing home staff disliked the “watchful eye” […]

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What if I’m injured in a Boating Accident?

With summer almost here, many families are planning outdoor vacations. This often means spending the day at Harvey’s lake or a trip to the Jersey shore for recreational boating and jet skiing. “Safety first” should be the rule for any boating trip.  A boat operator and boat owner must exercise reasonable care to prevent injuries to […]

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When is it Time for a Nursing Home?

As parents, grandparents, and other loved ones age, their family members are often faced with a difficult decision: whether or not it is time to place the person into nursing home care.  This already complex and emotional decision is further complicated by issues such as cost considerations, the variety of care options available, whether the person […]

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How Are Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Different?

People often use the terms “nursing home” and “assisted living” as if they are interchangeable. While both provide professional care and social support for elderly people, there are important differences which seniors and their families should be aware of.  In this blog post, nursing home abuse attorney Brent Wieand from a reliable PA nursing home law […]

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Two Philadelphia Hit-and-Run Accidents Reported on April 13

Philly.com has reported two separate hit-and-run accidents which occurred in Philadelphia on Monday April 13, 2015.  In these accidents, a 4-year-old boy was killed and a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son were critically injured. The first accident happened at 6:30 p.m. on 57th and Litchfield Street in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia.  In that […]

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Three Construction Workers Electrocuted at Pennsylvania Mall

Philly.com has reported that three workers were hospitalized on the morning of Monday, April 13th, when an electric cable was cut at a King of Prussia Mall construction site. All three men worked for the Omni Electrical Systems which is based in Collegeville. One construction, 36, worker was listed in critical condition Paoli Hospital. The other two workers […]

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Pennsylvania Reports Lowest Number of Car Accident Deaths Ever

New statistics released by PennDot show that the number of deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents last year reached an all-time low in Pennsylvania. According to state transportation officials, in 2014, car accidents resulted in 1,195 fatalities in Pennsylvania. That’s the lowest number of fatal motor vehicle accidents since Pennsylvania began record keeping 87 years ago! Fatalities accidents resulting from […]

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How Fast Do Bed Sores Form?

Bed sores are some of the most common injuries suffered by nursing home residents.  It’s a common misconception that these sores, which are also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are merely painful annoyances.  On the contrary, pressure ulcers are serious injuries which can cause debilitating health problems, especially in elderly individuals.  In extreme cases, they can even be fatal. […]

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Are Nursing Homes Covered by Medicare and Medicaid?

Few domestic issues are more controversial than the national healthcare system, and with good reason: recent studies have shown that medical bills are the number one cause of consumer debt and bankruptcy in the United States.  With healthcare costs continually rising, many seniors worry about how they will pay for for their nursing home stays.  Fortunately, there’s […]

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Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accidents Lead to Increased Hand Injuries

According to an article written by Julia Mayberry, M.D., there has been an uptick in slip and fall injuries in Philadelphia because of the icy winter weather.  More specifically, the Main Line Hand Center has seen an increase in the number of FOOSH or “Fall On Outstretched Hand” injuries. FOOSH injuries commonly include a fracture of the distal radius, […]

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