Nursing home abuse is all-too-common—and one of the easiest ways that it happens is through overmedication. Overmedication often occurs either through simple mismanagement of a patient's complex medications or it's done in order to make a patient more manageable and compliant, particularly if they suffer from a form of dementia. This is what you should know about overmedication in nursing homes. Is your senior relative suddenly on antipsychotics? Antipsychotics are currently prescribed to almost 300,000 nursing home residents per year.
- Many drivers believe that in an accident involving a rear-end collision, the rear-end driver is always at fault. However, this is not always the case. Depending on the laws in your state and the circumstances of your accident, it might be possible that the driver you rear-ended could be responsible for the accident. If you were the rear-end driver, here is what you need to know. What Do You Have to Prove?
- Occasionally, we all have a bad experience when dining out. But sometimes that bad experience crosses the line and actually does serious damage. In those cases, it's worthwhile to speak with a personal-injury attorney about a possible lawsuit. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see whether this is a good route to go. What Was the Injury? Certain types of injuries make for good personal-injury claims while others do not.
- Motorcycles have to follow the same rules of the road as motor vehicles, and this means that they must be treated equally by cars on the road. If you are hit by a vehicle that wasn't paying attention to you on a motorcycle or if you are cut off abruptly by a car, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for your injuries. You may also be found partially at fault for the accident, even if you are the only one injured.
- If a worker is injured on the job, the employer's workers' compensation steps in and ensures that the worker has some paid time off to recuperate and that their medical bills are paid. Most people don't realize, however, that this same form of insurance can benefit members of a deceased's workers family as well. Only certain family members can get benefits, so read on to learn who gets them and how they work.