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August 2019 Archives

Most bed sores are preventable

While you'd like to be able to stay with your parent 24/7 at the nursing home where he or she resides, you know it's not possible. In fact, that's likely one of the many reasons you spent so much time trying to find the facility that seemed to be the best fit for your loved one. Although you worried about having to entrust your aging parent to a team of care providers, you also had confidence in the system.

Heat-related construction deaths rise with temperatures

Extreme weather set record-high temperatures in June and July this year. Much of the country experienced temperatures approaching or above triple digits. This heat wave, in addition to changing the climate and causing ice melts, also joined construction negligence as causing construction fatalities.

Federal law reducing unnecessary tests not being enforced

MRIs, CT scans and other diagnostic imaging tests may uncover diseases and help treatment. But unnecessary tests do not help prevent a missed diagnosis, may harm patients and impose unnecessary costs. A federal law passed in 2014 to reduce unnecessary tests, however, was not implemented.

Construction fall deaths persists

Government agencies and safety advocacy groups have taken steps to combat construction negligence. A recent report showed that the number of construction fall deaths increased from 2011 to 2017. Falls are the top cause of construction deaths. From 2011 to 2017, all types of falls, slips and trips increased.

Care center fined for resident's death

Nursing homes must remain constantly on guard to protect their residents against dangers that are unique to those facilities. Any neglect can have deadly consequences. The Illinois Department of Health recently fined a Springfield intermediate-care center $10,000 for the death of a 57-year-old man with Down Syndrome from a severe infection and for infections which also harmed three other residents.

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