Changes in nursing home regulations that began November 28, 2016, aim to reduce the risk of elder abuse in nursing facilities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services understand the need for nursing home residents to participate in the implementation of their care plan, and it is now required that all residents have an established care plan within 48 hours of entering the facility. In addition, the grievance process has been improved, financial exploitation is now deemed abuse, and the regulations call for better training and background checks on employees.
30 January 2017
The key to being a safe driver will typically rest in your hands. However, there are other factors that can have a major impact on being able to remain free of accidents. The most common method of getting around these days is by vehicle, and there are millions of drivers on the road. Working to get to where you need to be with the least stress and without injury is important.
27 July 2016
If a child who is in your care receives a settlement after being involved in an accident, you may be wondering how to manage that money. You may have some questions about how the money is dispersed and how it can be accessed. Here are some common questions -- and answers -- about personal injury settlements awarded to a minor under age 18. Is the money given to the parent or guardian?
13 July 2016
If someone begins tailgating you, tries to cut you off, honks their horn wildly or makes gestures to that show they are upset, you may be seeing the signs of road rage. What should you do if another driver's actions due to their anger -- justified or not -- threatens to cause an accident? Preventing Road Rage Accidents The first step to handling a accident involving an aggressive driver is not to get in one.
17 June 2016
Ex-cop and convicted murder Drew Petterson is in the news for trying to take out a hit on the prosecutor that handled his case. As a former police officer, Petterson should have been aware of how often jailhouse confidants turn into jailhouse informants. If you want to avoid the same sort of problems, this is what you should know about what you should and shouldn't say while in jail, either awaiting your trial or after.
27 May 2016
If you're injured in a car accident that you are not at fault for, you can expect to get a financial settlement from the other driver's insurance company. But the size of your settlement can depend on several factors, and it must be remembered that insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible. An injury from a car wreck can cause a lot of problems in your life, and you deserve the best settlement possible.
17 May 2016
One of the most valuable, and important, benefits of your workers' comp insurance is the opportunity to recover at home and still earn some of your previous salary. This insurance allows you to concentrate on healing so that you can get back to work quickly. But it's important to understand that your workers' comp benefits are connected to the category of your injury. Read on to learn more about the three categories of workers' comp.
3 May 2016
Were you a victim of an injury as a result of negligence? If so, you may want to consider bringing a lawsuit against those at fault in order to recoup any losses you endured due to your injuries. Before filing any claims, it is necessary to notify those who were involved that they will be connected to your lawsuit. The following are some steps to take in order to properly notify those responsible:
20 April 2016
When you're a victim of a vicious dog attack, you can file a personal injury claim to recover damages for your injuries. Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls that can lead to your case falling apart or result in compensation that isn't sufficient to cover the cost of your medical expenses and other losses. Read on to learn what not to do when preparing to file a dog-bite claim so as to improve your chances of getting full compensation.
8 April 2016
Nearly everyone has heard the term "class action lawsuit", but few understand why such lawsuits are brought and how it may benefit the claimants, or the people who make up the "class". If you have ever purchased a product or service, or worked in an industry, you could be a member of the class referred to in the title. Reading the notices informing you about these lawsuits can be daunting and confusing, with lots of legalese to sort through.
29 March 2016