Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers or pressure sores are one of the many signs of nursing home neglect and abuse. The condition is caused by unrelieved pressure to the skin and can lead to serious health problems such as infections and other life threatening conditions.
Bedsores are a serious health concern, particularly for the elderly who may require mobility or other assistance. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1 out of 10 nursing home residents suffer from bedsores, which are largely attributed to a lack of attention and improper medical care.
Once bedsores develop, unfortunately, many nursing home residents do not get the prompt medical attention they need allowing the bedsores to move into later stages that are more difficult to treat.
Untreated in the early stages, some bedsores may lead to medical conditions such as sepsis, a bacterial infection of the bloodstream or body tissues; cellulitis, an inflammation of connective tissues making victims vulnerable to meningitis; joint and bone infections; and cancer.
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It is the responsibility of the nursing home to prevent bedsores by providing competent care. In the event a resident develops a bedsore, it is crucial to treat bedsores immediately to prevent them from getting worse. If you or a family member has been a victim of neglect or abuse in an Iowa nursing home contact the Iowa Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers of Hemminger Law Firm for assistance at 515-283-2116.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. teenage drivers are more likely to cause motor vehicle accidents than any other age group and, unfortunately, car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Fatalities are not limited to the driver, however, as many teen drivers are also responsible for causing injury to others.
Thinking about teenagers on the road can be a cause for concern, especially when your own teen starts driving. No one wants their child to get hurt or injure someone else, however accidents do occur so it is not only important to instill safe driving practices, but also have insurance to cover your financial needs in the event of a catastrophic accident. As your kids approach this milestone in their lives, insurance experts recommend that parents consider these tips when insuring new drivers:
Being thoughtful about the process of teaching your teen about their responsibilities as drivers will encourage them to drive safely and hopefully avoid an injury accident. If you or a family member have questions regarding an Iowa personal injury matter, contact the Des Moines Law Offices of John T. Hemminger for assistance today.
If your son or daughter is ready to get behind the wheel you may have already completed the necessary driver’s education course, driven the hours with your child and taken the test. Now it is time to pick the right car.
According to a new report released on teenage driving, picking the right vehicle for a new driver is an important decision. Teenagers killed in crashes are more likely to be behind the wheel of smaller vehicles that do not offer adequate crash protection or older vehicles that lack important safety features such as electronic stability control and side air bags. When picking out cars for new drivers, parents are urged to follow a few guidelines:
Parents want to protect their children as they begin to navigate the roads independently, so it is important to equip them for the journey. Taking time to pick out the right vehicle may help them avoid being injured in an auto accident. If you have personal injury questions or you were injured in a car accident, contact the Des Moines, Iowa Law Offices of John T. Hemminger for assistance today.
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