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January 2017 Archives

You deserve fair treatment in a nursing home

When you are in a nursing home, or when you have to place a loved one in a nursing home, you want to make sure that the facility treats you or your loved one right. There are a few rights and protections every patient is entitled to. For instance, you always have the right to be treated with respect. That means that you should be able to choose what activities you participate in, decide when to wake up or go to sleep and have leniency in when you choose to eat your meals, within reason.

Truck safety: Truck drivers need to be trained for winter

Trucking in the winter can be dangerous, especially with heavier winds, rain, ice and snow. Driving a tractor-trailer in severe weather requires special skills that not all truck drivers have, which is why it's important for them to learn before they take on that kind of route or work in poor weather conditions.

Should workers' compensation cover my injury?

If you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation as long as you are an employee of the business and the business is not exempt under law. Not all injuries are life-threatening, but you still deserve to receive the medical treatment you need. For example, maybe you slipped and fell on ice outside of your workplace and now suffer from neck pain. You should be able to go to your doctor to have the injury looked at, and workers' compensation should cover it.

Collision leads to 1 fatality, 2 injuries on Interstate 275

It's dangerous on the roads, particularly when there are large vehicles around you with poor visibility. Truck accidents are commonplace on highways, even though there are safety regulations to help reduce and eliminate them. It's an unfortunate fact that some drivers don't pay attention. Others fall asleep or drive recklessly while they're behind the wheel.

What are some signs of nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse is every patient's nightmare and torture for their families. It can be hard to spot, but if you look for the right things, you can see red flags and make sure your loved one is taken out of a dangerous situation. If he or she is hurt while at a nursing facility due to neglect, then noting these red flags can help you when you file a medical malpractice claim.

Getting to your destination safely during winter

Driving on Ohio roads in the wintertime can be a stressful experience. Even when road crews are diligent with plowing and using ice melting products, some of the roads can still be slick and hazardous. However, there are ways you can reduce your risk of an accident if you need to drive on winter roads, starting with proper vehicle care.

If your loved one is in a nursing home bedsores could be an issue

Many people think of bedsores as just a minor problem, and that can be true if they're small and treated quickly. However, when they aren't treated properly or they're allowed to become worse, bedsores can be a serious issue. Not only are they painful, but they also act as an access point for infection to enter the body. If left untreated, or treated improperly, they could lead to death. If you have a loved one who is living in a nursing home, you should be aware of what pressure sores are and what they look like.

Keeping workers safe in cold temperatures

Each day individuals throughout the state of Ohio set off to work. Some of the jobs residents go to involve working outside. While during some times of the year this may be considered a perk, when cold temperatures set in during the winter, it can be dangerous.

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