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Your loved one deserve better care: Get help if they're hurt

Nursing homes are supposed to be places where your loved ones can get the care and support they need. There is never a reason why they should be in danger there.

Unfortunately, the reality is that some nursing homes don't provide appropriate care to the people who live there. Residents may develop serious illnesses and injuries as a result of this lack of care as well. Common issues may include bedsores, falls and infections, all of which can be prevented with the right medical and safety procedures in place.

The economic damages that come with losing a loved one

When your spouse or close family member is killed in an accident, your grief can consume you. This is especially true in the days and weeks immediately after the calamity.

But gradually, other problems will come to light, such as how you will be able to manage to live without your deceased loved one's financial contributions to your family. If your breadwinning spouse was killed in an accident, for instance, you may be struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over your head.

Get help if you've become a victim of a personal injury

You were traveling to see a loved one, and you had an excited day planned. As you hopped out of your vehicle and entered a parking lot at a local gas station, a driver that was not looking up came driving toward you at a relatively high speed for the area. You were in an unusual position and couldn't get out of the way, so the driver ended up hitting and pinning you against your vehicle.

You know that you're fortunate to be alive, but it's still very frustrating to be hit by a negligent driver. You have no feeling from your waist down, and you are at a loss for how to deal with the crushing injuries, pain and depression that you feel.

What happens when Amtrak employees get hurt on the job?

An Amtrak train has lots of moving parts that can malfunction and injure the train attendants, conductors and engineers. Not only that, but the constant motion of wheels on rails can cause Amtrak workers to lose their balance, stumble and fall.

What happens to injured railroad workers who cannot return to their jobs? For some, one option may be to participate in the Right Careā€¦ Day One program.

Seek help if you've been a victim of septic shock after a surgery

Surgical errors can have a negative impact on patients in a number of ways, but one of the most serious risks is ending up with an infection. Post-surgical infections can result from medical errors, such as leaving a sponge in the body. That infection can turn into sepsis, which has the potential to be life-threatening.

When you develop an infection, the body releases chemicals that fight it. In some cases, the body does not respond correctly. The chemicals that are released trigger changes that can end up damaging the body and many of the organs inside. Sepsis can become a life-threatening condition, especially when a patient does not receive appropriate care.

Beware of neglect at the nursing home of your loved one

Making the decision to put an aging parent or grandparent in a nursing home can be agonizing. There can be guilt, sadness and an amalgamation of many other emotions.

Still, you acknowledge that the only way for them to receive the level of care they need at this phase of their lives is in a professional setting. You did what you had to do.

Medical malpractice insurance is a must before any surgery

It's a horrifying thought to think that a doctor or surgeon could be practicing without insurance. That's the nightmare one woman from Detroit is dealing with.

When she awoke from an outpatient plastic surgery procedure a month after it was performed, she realized her abdomen was open. She couldn't walk, either. The surgeon had accidentally cut into the bowel when he was performing liposuction on her. He injected fat straight into her sciatic nerve while doing a Brazilian butt lift, too.

We can help you with a loss of consortium claim

When a person gets seriously injured or killed in an accident, often it is not just them who suffers from the loss. If they have a spouse, their wife or husband may miss out on many pertinent aspects of the relationship.

Loss of consortium claims can be based on the economic deprivation the spouse experiences due to the personal injury. But it can also be on less tangible concepts, like the loss of the person's contributions in the home, caring for children and the upkeep of the house.

Get help if you're hurt by someone without insurance

Whenever you're hurt, the last thing you want to have to do is to go to court and fight for compensation. The majority of people carry insurance, so if you're hurt, you can hold them accountable and the insurance company pays out.

When the other party doesn't have insurance, things can become more difficult. For example, if you're involved in a two-vehicle collision and are left with a brain injury, you could be looking at tens of thousands of dollars of medical costs (or more). If the other party doesn't have insurance or doesn't have adequate insurance, you could be left wondering how you're going to cover those costs.

Understand the process for claims from railroad injuries

If you're a railroad worker, the hazards you face at work can be quite significant. After all, there are a lot of moving parts on a train that can kill or maim hapless workers.

That's why back in 1908, the federal government enacted the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) to protect injured railroad workers. FELA requires railroad companies to do the following:

  • Provide proper safety training
  • Supervise the workers
  • Enforce safety regulations
  • Refrain from issuing unreasonable demands to railroad workers.

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