Month: November 2009

Protecting Pregnant Drivers

We frequently handle cases involving pregnant women hurt during automobile collisions, and understand the dilemma that many soon to be mothers face regarding seat belt safety.  Interesting research is ongoing by Ford Motor Company to develop pregnancy-friendly safety devices which will reduce the risk of injury to unborn fetuses.  Until this technology hits automobile showroom …

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Safety Measures sometimes Not Enough to Prevent Head Injury

A 16 year old high school football player in California remains in critical condition after suffering a severe head injury.  Ironically, this athlete was wearing an advanced technology helmet designed to protect the head and brain.  In addition, he was playing on FieldTurf, which has half the number of head and neck injuries as natural …

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Train Strikes, Kills Two in Kannapolis | Salisbury, NC

When long-term care residents needing supervision wander from their facility, death often results.  Yesterday, two men were killed after wandering from the Britthaven rest home where they lived.  A train struck them on a railroad track in Kannapolis within a mile of the home.

Britthaven Tabbed as One of Worst Nursing Homes in the Nation

Britthaven, Inc., is a North Carolina based family owned  nursing home chain with homes in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia.  One of its homes in Kentucky has been identified as one of the worst nursing homes in the United States.  To read more, click on this link:

Deadly Falls

Nationally, falls continue to be a life-ending problem in nursing homes, and state investigators do not adequately investigate them.  See this representative story relating to a Minnesota nursing home resident.

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