Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

Our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year that is safe and healthy. Below are some tips that we hope will be useful as you begin another year. Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injury Wash your hands often. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. Manage your stress level. Stress can cause you to lose sleep, change your eating habits, and cause physical illnesses (i.e. high blood pressure, headaches, heart problems, etc.).  Find ways to relieve stress and relax such as exercise, meditation, or a hobby. Get enough sleep. The average adult needs about eight hours of sleep each night. Practice good sleeping habits by avoiding caffeine and large meals right before bedtime. Keeping your bedroom quiet and dark can also promote restful and restorative sleep. Get regular check-ups and discuss various vaccinations, immunizations, screenings, and tests that can prevent illnesses. Prevent falls and other injuries. For information about preventing injuries and falls, visit the Injury Prevention & Control page of the CDC. Eat a balanced, healthy diet. You can get information about the recommended daily allowance of nutrients from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose My Plate website. Exercise several times each week. If you don’t like going to the gym, find a recreational activity such as riding a bicycle, walking, dancing, or playing a sport. Check smoke alarms at least twice a year to replace batteries ensure the alarms are in working order. Consider installing carbon monoxide detectors in addition to smoke alarms, especially in older homes. Keep prescription and over-the-counter medications in a secure location away from children and adults who may not understand the dangers and side effects of some medications. Practice safe driving habits (i.e. avoid impaired driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving). […]

By | January 6th, 2017|Bedsores, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

What Is The Treatment For Bedsores?

Bedsores are common signs of nursing home abuse.  Even though you will probably not administer medical treatment yourself for bedsores, it helps to understand the various medical treatments for bedsores so you can ensure your loved one is receiving the best medical help possible to recover from bedsores. Our Kentucky elder abuse attorneys handle cases involving bedsores because of nursing home abuse. If you suspect nursing home abuse, contact our Kentucky elder abuse attorneys by calling 1-888-761-7204 to request a free case evaluation and legal consultation. Learn about your loved one’s legal rights and options for holding the abuser responsible for his or her actions. […]

By | December 28th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on What Is The Treatment For Bedsores?

What Are The Stages Of A Bedsore?

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are one of the common signs of neglect in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities. Pressure sores develop when someone lays or sits in the same position for extended periods of time. The skin and the underlying tissue is damaged from prolonged pressure. Common sites of bedsores are the hips, heels, ankles, and tailbone. However, bedsores can develop on any area of the body when a person is confined to a bed or wheelchair for a long time. Bedsores can develop very quickly and be very difficult to treat. It is sad that the easiest way to prevent bedsores is for the patient to be frequently moved. Therefore, bedsores are a common sign that your loved one is being neglected and ignored by the nursing home staff. […]

By | December 27th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on What Are The Stages Of A Bedsore?

Hospital Errors, Medical Malpractice, a Leading Cause of Death in Kentucky?

Patients in emergency situations often have no choice about what hospital they are transported to, but those who are undergoing planned surgeries for heart conditions or otherwise seeking treatment for cancer or serious medical conditions have the opportunity to research hospitals in advance and may have a choice about where they undergo care. If you or a loved one is planning any procedure in a hospital, Medical Malpractice lawyers in Louisville, KY believe it is essential for patients to understand the risks and be aware of the high number of fatal medical mistakes occurring each year. Medical errors have long been a concern for patients, with studies as far back as 1998 estimating that around 98,000 people were killed each year because of preventable medical errors in hospitals. Now, however, new data indicates that the risk of death to due hospital negligence may be far greater than previously believed.  […]

Pressure Ulcers: The Facts

Cut Through Confusion. Contact Your Louisville Lawyer For Your Car or Truck Accident Today! Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car and truck accidents throughout Kentucky. In 2011, a total of 721 people died and 36,345 were injured in traffic accidents in Kentucky, according to statistics reported by the state [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Preventing Bed Sores

When someone is left laying in the same position for an extended period of time, perhaps a day or longer, then they are in danger of contracting bed sores (also known as pressure ulcers). This can also lead to infections, such as meningitis and cellulitis. When the body gets no movement, blood flow is prevented. [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention

Family members with someone in long-term care need to be knowledgeable and vigilant about decubitus ulcers -- the dreaded bedsores. Also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are skin wounds that result from prolonged pressure on the skin that's in contact with a bed or wheelchair. Bedsores are painful, take a long [...]