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How do you prevent fall-related nursing home deaths?

Falls, like slips and slides, can be amusing to younger Pennsylvanians. However, for the elderly, who are more fragile, falls can be a matter of life and death. Besides being more careful, elderly people should be guided by their loved ones in order to prevent falls and other accidents. When it comes to caring for the elderly, Pennsylvanians often think of nursing homes to help them care for their elderly loved ones. However, figures show that fall-related nursing home deaths are becoming a common problem.

Contributing to the healing process after a fatal accident

There are no words to describe the pain and grief a family experiences after losing a loved one. Money cannot adequately compensate for a family's loss. Unfortunately, under Pennsylvania law, as well as in legislatures across the country, compensation is the only acceptable remedy after a fatal accident. Many law firms are aware of this, of course, and seek any compensation when serving their clients. However, our Pittsburgh-based law firm treats the situation with the sensitivity it rightfully deserves.

Pennsylvanians should be aware of the most dangerous jobs

Ideally, hardworking Pennsylvanians should not have to put their lives on the line every time they report to work. However, despite safety measures, there are some jobs that are just inherently dangerous. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that in 2012, almost 4,400 workplace deaths occurred in the United States. Although the figure is down from the previous year's 4,693 fatalities, one death is always too many. The BLS listed the professions that incurred the most number of injuries and deaths.

Giving nursing home neglect victims the justice they deserve

Pennsylvanians often place their faith and hard-earned money on nursing homes and assisted living facilities so their loved ones can be comfortable and taken care of while in the twilight of their lives. While many facilities fulfill their obligations of faith and trust, there are some who perform their duties poorly, often resulting in nursing home neglect. In this sort of situation, injuries and even the death of a loved is a distinct possibility. Despite the obvious violations, some nursing homes are even bullish when it comes to liability with these sorts of situations.

When is a medical complication considered medical negligence?

Infections and other medical complications can occur even after a visit to the best hospitals in Pennsylvania. After all, medical practitioners, despite their education, training, numerous years of experience and exceptional skill, are only human and prone to possible errors. However, not all complications are caused by human error, some are just a patient's bodily responses to medication, operation or treatment and are considered normal reactions. So how does a patient know if the complication is medical negligence or just within the norm?

Product liability expected in recall of 2.2 million bean bags?

Once known as the furniture of choice in college dorms and apartments, bean bag chairs have made their way into a lot of homes, including here in Pennsylvania. Many homes in Pennsylvania have one or more versions of the cushy and colorful pieces of furniture.