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Common Causes of Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing homes are widespread across the country. According to the 2014 data from the CDC, there are approximately 15,600 nursing homes with 1.4 million residents in the United States. These facilities are necessary for providing assistance to many senior citizens.

Unfortunately, many nursing home residents suffer injuries. If you know someone in a senior care facility, you should be aware of the common causes of injuries in nursing homes.

What are the Elements of a Car Accident Claim?

Choosing to sue a party who causes the victim of a car accident harm can be a good step toward securing compensation for the aggrieved party. Victims of motor vehicle accidents can, under personal injury theories of law, offer their claims to the civil courts of Ohio and require the parties that harmed them to appear and explain their actions. If and when they prevail, they may be awarded damages to compensate them for their accident-related losses.

A lawsuit of this nature begins when a victim files a claim with the courts. In their claim, they lay out the elements of the basis for their case. Personal injuries sustained from events like motor vehicle accidents often arise from claims of negligence, and the remainder of this post will address how a negligence case is built.

What a victim should know regarding a slip and fall case

Accidents happen practically every day, and often Ohio residents walk away from their incidents without any physical harm.

While serious events like car accidents can cause significant personal injuries, other less dramatic accidents like trips and falls can be equally harmful to victims. A victim who is harmed while on the property of another person may have rights to compensation through litigation based on premises liability claims.

What is a Wrongful Death?

A death can be a traumatic experience for an Ohio family. Whether the loss involves a beloved grandparent or the unexpected passing of a young relation, a death can change the way that family members connect and interact.

Many deaths can be anticipated, such as those that come with old age and illness. However, deaths that occur as a result of traumas and accidents can be particularly hard to cope with because they are unforeseen and distressing.

Ohio Supreme Court Overturns Dismissal of CTE Case

Most lawsuits seeking damages for a personal injury in Ohio must be commenced within two years of the date of the injury. However, certain kinds of injuries are not immediately detectable, and the courts generally allow a plaintiff extra time to commence a lawsuit. The Ohio Supreme Court recently became the first court in the country to decide that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as “CTE,” is not subject to the two year limitation that applies to most personal injury claims.

Never Assume a Head Trauma is No Big Deal

You could get a bump on the head doing just about anything, and it could result in a small lump or a bruise that goes away on its own, or serious, life-threatening brain damage. Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A head trauma becomes a TBI when the damage interrupts normal brain function. However, you may not notice symptoms right away. Here is what may happen in the days and weeks following a head trauma.

Pickup Driver Blows Through Stop Sign, Kills Four People

Any community recoils when a traffic accident kills several people, especially when children are involved. Ashtabula is still reeling from a two-vehicle accident on October 19 that killed an entire family.

The victims were traveling on West 58th Street in a Toyota Corolla. A pickup truck driven by a man with a history of drunken driving violations failed to obey a stop sign on a street that intersects with 58th Street. The pickup truck hit the Corolla, and all four occupants of the Corolla were pronounced dead at the scene. The four victims included the driver, his wife, their infant son and another man. The driver of the pickup escaped with minor injuries.

Jury Awards Ohio Family $44.5 Million for Medical Negligence

The effects of negligence by a physician or other health care provide can have devastating impacts. Those impacts can be especially devastating when the patient is a young child. An Ohio jury recently awarded $44.5 million to a thirteen-year-old boy and his family for failing to diagnose or treat an ear infection.

Is my loved one suffering from nursing home neglect?

When you chose to place your loved one in a nursing home, you did so with the expectation that they would have a better quality of life. You anticipated they would have people taking care of them day in and day out and ensuring for their physical and emotional well-being.