Society tends to regard nursing homes as a safe haven for the elderly. The reality, however, indicates a too frequent pattern of elder abuse at nursing homes that targets the most vulnerable members of our community. Nursing home abuse is a serious and widespread issue, and the victims often do not have the ability to report these incidents to the proper authorities. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney at 617-787-3700.
Allegations have recently come to light that indicate a former administrator at the Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo, New York may have been involved in the abuse of a patient. Interestingly, in the past year, there have also been two instances in which elderly patients of the facility have died of “unnatural causes,” although the current allegations do not tie these mysterious deaths in.
While the New York State Department of Health (“NYSDH”) has declined to give specifics on the investigation, one can only hope that if the allegations are true, then the NYSDH will work to address the problem not only for the individual who committed the abuse, but from a systemic standpoint as well, as nursing home abuse is not an isolated issue.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
California has long been known for its devastating, earth-scorching wildfires. These fires can burn for days on end, and may leave people homeless or even dead. Unlike many natural disasters, such as hurricanes or tornados, wildfires sometimes have an origin that can be traced back to human fault. Consequently, these fires may become a source of major liability, as they can cause immense destruction resulting in thousands of dollars of property damage and potential personal injury. If you have been injured as the result of the negligent behavior of another, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
Wildfires in northern California that have killed 31 people are now being tied back to downed power lines. If indeed that connection is accurate, then Pacific Gas & Electric is facing damages liability and potentially enormous fines for the fires. Reports have indicated that the fires started during a windstorm; because when dispatchers were initially called, they reported many downed lines and transporters.
One of the major inquiries to be made is how fast the winds were actually blowing. State law requires that utility companies make wires that are able to withstand winds of at least 56 miles per hour. Utility companies are also required to cut down trees if they pose a danger. If Pacific Gas & Electric failed to meet one or both of these requirements, then the company could be found liable for money damages. PG&E, however, calls the reports highly speculative, and if faced with a lawsuit would most likely assert an “act of God” defense. PG&E has been fined in previous years in connection with other devastating fires in northern California.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire or explosion, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert explosion or fire accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Act now and contact our Massachusetts injury lawyer specialists at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Although medication errors of all kinds pose a potential danger to patients, there are certainly varying degrees of risk that correspond to the severity of the injury or disease being treated and the medication being used. For example, a medication error for a minor cold probably would not be particularly consequential, whereas a medication error for someone who has contracted the HIV virus could be potentially life threatening. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medication error attorney at 617-787-3700.
One area where medication errors may be especially harmful is in the administration of chemotherapy to treat various types of cancers. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy likely cannot afford to be subjected to any type of medical error, as the severity of the disease is of the highest degree. A recent study has shown that chemotherapy errors occur in every one to four out of one thousand orders, which affects roughly 3% of adult and pediatric oncology patients. The research looked at data going back to 1980 all the way up to 2017, mainly drawing from single-institution university hospitals.
Despite the fact that chemotherapy errors are less common than medication errors in general, there is a growing risk associated with oral chemotherapy, in which the patient receives cancer-fighting medicine in the form of a pill. The study also emphasized the need for further research in this field to better understand, and ultimately avoid, more errors related to the administration of chemotherapy.
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