my father has a very severe infectious disease and bed sores all the way down to the bone he's falling off the bed the refused to give him a bed with railing nurses don't use gloves
I'm very sorry to hear about your father. The decubitus uclers sound like they are the result of the nursing staff failing to properly turn your dad. You need to speak with a nursing home abuse attorney immediately and possibly contact a elder ombudsmen to help with finding an immediate solution.See question
The insurance company for the insured has stated that the limits of her liability policy is only $50,000. I am afraid that my medical school come close to that and I have suffered greatly over the last year until they finally did an MRI and got my...
The quick answer to your question is, maybe. You certainly need to put your insurance on notice that you have a potential under-insured motorist claim. Whether you may collect on that under-insured motorist policy, however, depends on what type of policy you have. There is also the potential that the other driver is covered by various other insurance policies. Your best option is to consult with an attorney to determine if there is other coverage. Many attorneys won't charge you if they determine there is no other coverage and you are only getting what you would have before you got an attorney. It's worth consulting and looking into the matter. Once you settle the case you are forever closed from ever filing suit for more money.See question
My grandmother fell and hit her head. Her nurse, who sees her three times a week came the next day to look at her injury. It was a cut on her head. The nurse told me that my grandmother was complaining of a bad head ache and needed pain medication...
I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. You definitely need to speak with an attorney about your options. The mere fact that the nurse possibly breached the standard of care outside a nursing home or hospital setting does not negate her liability. An attorney will be able to gather the necessary medical information and hire experts to determine what the nurse should have done. An attorney will also help you determine who else shares responsibility, i.e., was the nurse employed by a Hospice provider or other at home health contractor. I agree with you that allowing her to take sleeping meds after a fall rather than having her examined seems like an improper course of action. Call an attorney soon. Most local attorneys here in Atlanta offer free consultations.See question
The last car pushed the second car into my vehicle. I and the second car was already sitting still waiting on another accident to clear. The last car was the only one to receive a violation. As far as responsibility I am guessing it all falls on...
Sorry to hear about your accident. Yes, the vehicle that received the citation will most likely be responsible given that you and the other car were sitting still. I do suggest consulting with an attorney about your case to determine what your best course of action is to recover medical bills and pain and suffering.See question
I was wondering if there's a way for me to find legal assistance even though I cannot afford an attorney. The accident left significant damage to my vehicle, thus it was totalled as a result.
I'm sorry to hear that you were in an accident. Personal injury attorneys do not require upfront fees. Instead, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means if and when we resolve your case we are paid a predetermined percentage of the money you receive. The benefit for you is that you don't have to pay anything upfront and if there is no recovery you don't owe anything. However, our firm, for example, does not take a contingency fee for property damage. Our philosophy is that you will need exactly the amount the insurance company offers you to fix your vehicle. You can use AVVO's find a lawyer tool to help you find a local attorney to help you.See question
HAD YEAST INFECTIONS...LEFT ALONE AND HE GOT OUTSIDE AND FELL OUT OF HIS WHEELCHAIR. SENT TO CAF. TO EAT WITH POOP IN HIS PANTS. SENT TO DR. APPT. ALONE AND ALSO NO PAPERWORKI. HE WAS IN HIS 90'S. I HAVE PICTURES OF INJURIES FROM FALL. HIRED ...
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. It sounds like they have possibly violated his Residents' Bill of Rights and possibly violated the standard a care. You need to contact a nursing home lawyer immediately to investigate your options.See question
The purpose of a personal injury suit is to make you "whole" following an accident. Making you whole means trying to get you back to the state of health and well being you were in before you were injured. This is done is two ways: special and general damages. Special damages are typically the medical bills and other costs you have suffered which have a specific monetary amount. General damages usually involve the pain and suffering you have endured. While it is true that increasing your special damages (here we would be talking about a potential surgery) can increase your general damages your main goal should be your own health and well being. If the doctor recommends surgery you should talk about this with your family and your doctor. You don't need to have a surgery you don't want simply to increase the potential "value" of your case. You need to focus on getting better and trying to get back to how you were prior to the accident. However, you do need to keep in mind that once you settle your case you can't come back years later and get compensation for surgery that you didn't have prior to settlement. Talk with your doctor about the implications of not having the surgery. You can't "mess up" your case by not having a surgery you don't want. But again, you need to think about your health above all.See question
father had to have surgery for 30 pounds of impacted feces. never recovered from surgery. how could it go so long with out nursing home knowing something wrong. especially when he was bed ridden. he ended up being sepsis from leakage
I'm sorry to hear about your father. I worked in nursing homes before becoming an attorney and I can tell you that bowel movements are one of the most important observations that the nursing staff takes. If someone fails to either void or waste for more than 24 hours we would make notes and immediately contact the resident's doctor. The fact that your father had so much waste inside him is unbelievable. You need to contact an attorney and have this case investigated. This nursing home needs to provide answers and be held accountable.See question
according to the surgeon it appears that some abuse has been inflected on him, his bones on not brittle, he was not able to walk or stand alone due to he had one of his legs amputated at young age in his life, and he had a stroke on the right side...
I'm sorry to hear about your brother. You need to speak with a personal injury attorney who handles nursing home neglect cases. These type of cases are complex and difficult. The attorney will need to investigate the matter before you can determine what the best course of action will be.See question
My father-in-law has a huge bed sore on his bottom and shoulder. He also has lost a great deal of weight. He has aspirated multiple times and developed pneumonia multiple times. He is now close to death.
You should definitely consult with a nursing home neglect attorney. The main issue here is the decubitus ulcer (bed sore) on his bottom. Nursing homes typically place bed bound residents on a strict turning schedule to prevent these types of pressure wounds. When they fail to adhere to the schedule the resident may begin to develop a sore. If the sore is bad enough it could be a clear indication that they have routinely failed to ensure proper turning. Aspiration is also an issue but many residents have dysphagia and even when a nursing home follows proper protocol it is still possible that food or water may find its way into the lungs. Typically residents with trouble swallowing are required to use thickening agents to make food and water more manageable. However, if the nursing home failed to properly thicken the resident's food they may have committed negligence. The weight loss is possibly tied in with the trouble taking in food. Nevertheless, there may also be grounds for negligence if the nursing home failed to follow dietary guidelines. In short, the strongest indication of negligence is still the bed sore. You need to speak with an attorney immediately to determine the best course of action in investigating the matter.See question