Personal Injury

The High Cost of Poor Nursing Home Care

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (also known simply as “Consumer Voice”) is an organization that advocates for public policies that support quality care, and empowers and educates consumers and families. Recently, the Consumer Voice published a report called The High Cost of Poor Care: The Financial Case for Prevention in American Nursing Homes. …

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Common Weed Killer Causes Birth Defects

Weeds are every gardener’s nemesis.  And one of the most common herbicides used in the United States and Europe is Roundup®, made by Monsanto. Now, an article on the Huffington Post reports that Roundup® causes birth defects…and that industry regulators have know about it for years, but have not made that information public. The source …

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Young Victim Pushes for Cell Phone Ban

With every year, and every new portable device, the problem of DWD—Driving While Distracted—grows.  North Carolina has already enacted a total ban on texting while driving, and on using a cell phone while driving for drivers under age 18. Should the ban on cell phone use while driving be extended to everyone?  It’s one thing …

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Next Group at Risk: People with Autism

We are proud advocates for nursing home residents, who often live at the mercy of abusive or neglectful staff. Now, there are rumblings in the media that people with autism may become victims of institutionalized abuse, as well. And two of the most illustrative articles have been published in The New York Times (NYT). In …

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