News

Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $15 Billion in Largest Auto-Related Settlement in U.S History

On Tuesday, 6/28 it was announced that German car manufacturer Volkswagen will pay over $15 billion to the U.S Justice Department in what is being called the largest auto-related settlement in U.S history. A large portion of the $15 billion fee will go to refunding and repairing TDI “clean diesel” model cars that were marketed to …

Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $15 Billion in Largest Auto-Related Settlement in U.S History Read More »

House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety

Earlier this month, Representative Reid J. Ribble of Wisconsin introduced a bill called “Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015” (H.R. 3488). HensonFuerst Attorneys has always stood up for truckers, who are often unfairly maligned, and for greater safety of our roadways. If this bill passes, it will hurt everyone. It will put bigger, …

House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety Read More »

Preventing Bedsores

If your loved one has become bedridden due to illness or infirmity, it is important to take steps to prevent bedsores, also known as “pressure ulcers,” which are areas of broken skin caused by the pressure of lying in one spot too long without moving. Bedsores themselves cause pain, but worse than that, if left …

Preventing Bedsores Read More »

For Alzheimer's Patients, Researchers Discover BINGO!

BINGO is a fun activity for many people, but especially those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Now, researchers have discovered that BINGO has benefits that go way beyond passing the time: Bingo seems to boost thinking and playing skills, especially among people with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. According to an article on …

For Alzheimer's Patients, Researchers Discover BINGO! Read More »

Exercise Can Save Your Brain!

Alzheimer’s disease makes just about everyone’s short list of aging fears. The disorder robs individuals of their memories…their sense of self…their connection to friends and family. It’s hard on everyone who has to watch their loved one disappear before their eyes. Now, scientific research published in The Archives of Neurology offers a small—but statistically significant—ray …

Exercise Can Save Your Brain! Read More »

Lower Quality of Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes

Results of a new study suggest that the nation’s largest for-profit nursing homes deliver significantly lower quality of care, compared with smaller and not-for-profit nursing homes. Why? Fewer staff nurses (despite profits). The study looked at quality in the 10 largest for-profit chains, which control about 13% of all nursing home beds in the country. …

Lower Quality of Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes Read More »

Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated

True or false: All suspicious deaths are investigated so that justice can be done if foul play is discovered. Answer: It depends on how old you are. According to an article on the website ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom, and PBS’s Frontline, if a senior citizen died under suspicious circumstances, there’s no guarantee that anyone …

Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated Read More »

Scroll to Top Skip to content