Motorcycles are fun to drive and fuel efficient, but anyone who drives one understands the risks they’re taking each time they go for a ride. In fact, about 80 percent of motorcycle crashes result in an injury or death for the motorcyclist. The simple reason for this is that there is very little
According to a 2011 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida leads the nation in auto accident drowning deaths with an average of 57 per year. Texas was a distant second. The Orlando Sentinel recently used more up-to-date data to confirm that Florida still leads the natio
Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bed sores, are sores that occur on a person’s skin, often over joints or in other places where bone is close to skin. They are caused by a breakdown of tissue caused by staying in one position for too long. The first indication a bed sore might
Like all other citizens, nursing home residents have guaranteed rights. However, they may not always know exactly what their rights are. Florida Statute 400.022 outlines the legal rights of nursing home residents. Nursing home residents are guaranteed all civil and religious liberties protected by t
Erb’s palsy is an injury to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that connect the arm and neck to the spine. A brachial plexus injury results in weakness or loss of movement of the arm. Erb’s palsy develops as a result of a birth injury and is often tied to medical negligence. The U.
Florida’s no-fault auto accident law and the associated personal injury protection insurance has been the subject of much debate. Florida is one of only twelve no-fault states. This means that regardless of who is found to be responsible for causing an automobile accident, everyone involved is
An increasing number of Florida nursing homes are permitting their residents to have pets. Experts believe the shift from banning animals to welcoming them has several reasons. The Sun Sentinel reports research shows seniors benefit from regular interaction with animals. Being able to bring along a
The internet has revolutionized life as we know it. With a click of the mouse, you can bring up the local news of the day, listen to the latest music, read a new book, or do hundreds of other activities. Many also turn to the internet as a primary way to shop for everything from […]
Elder abuse can take many forms including, physical injuries, sexual abuse, emotional mistreatment, and financial exploitation. Nursing home neglectis another form of elder abuse. In some instances of neglect, residents do not get proper food. In others, nursing home patients do not get the right me
irst article in this series discussed drug errors that can occur when two medications have similar names. Whether the names sound close to one another or have similar spellings, this kind of medicine mix-up can have deadly results. This confusion is not limited to medicines that have similar names.