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What Are Possible Examples of Nursing Home Malpractice?

Individuals with severe disabilities and the elderly rely on nursing homes to provide assistance for everyday activities. While nurses in these facilities provide a commendable service, there are cases where they harm patients. Possible acts of negligence committed nurses in these facilities may include: Medication errors: Nursing home patients typically require doses of prescription and over-the-counter medications. However, nurses can make mistakes while providing these drugs. Medication errors could include providing too high or too low of a dosage. A nurse may also provide the wrong type of medication. Lack of supervision: Some patients may have certain health conditions that warrant additional supervision and services. For example, if a patient is a fall risk, then certain precautions could be put in place to protect his or her safety. Other patients could have heart conditions that require around-the-clock monitoring. If patients are not supervised, they could be harmed. Failing to provide…
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Why Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Increase the Risk of a Truck Accident?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency within the US Department of Transportation, has attracted criticism for withdrawing a sleep apnea screening rule. If the rule had gone into effect, it would have identified commercial drivers who are at-risk for suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. These drivers could have been screened and possibly treated for the condition. Drivers who suffer from untreated obstructive sleep apnea can pose a risk to public safety. Obstructive sleep apnea causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. People who suffer from this condition may awaken from sleep multiple times per night. As a result, they can suffer from symptoms that make it dangerous to operate large commercial vehicles. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of untreated sleep apnea include: Daytime drowsiness: People with this condition may experience excessive daytime drowsiness. In some instances, they may fall asleep while working or driving. Inattentiveness: Untreated obstructive…
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Do I Have a Defective Car?

If you have sustained an injury due to a defective car, you may be entitled to compensation. When a car has a defect it usually happens either during the manufacturing or during the design. When a car is designed it must meet the minimum Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. When these are not met and either one or multiple cars could possess potentially harmful mistakes. These mistakes may include: Any error involving steering. Especially when parts stop completely and the driver loses control of the vehicle. Defective accelerators that either stick or unexpectedly stop working. Windshield wipers that do not function properly. Wheels that split or break causing partial or complete loss of control. Engine cooling fans that break suddenly, possibly causing injuries to someone working on the vehicle. Seats/seat backs that stop working. Vital pieces of a vehicle that break or fall off creating danger for a person either…
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