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Thank You To All Healthcare Professionals & Workers On The Front Lines

Category: Legal Nurse    Posted: May 3, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

Today, we want to dedicate this post to thanking all essential workers and everyone else who is placing themselves on the front lines against COVID-19. We’re tremendously grateful for people such as healthcare professionals, first responders, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, auto mechanics, and many more who are working to...

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An Overview Of COVID-19

Category: Legal Nurse    Posted: April 5, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

Over the last few months, the coronavirus epidemic and subsequent shutdown has drastically changed the lives of many not just in the U.S., but across the entire world. At the time this was written, there were nearly 3 million confirmed cases across all countries, and over 900,00 cases in the U.S.

Today, we w...

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Dysphagia And Nursing Home Residents

Category: Legal Nurse    Posted: March 29, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe any difficulties with swallowing. The condition can affect anyone, particularly older individuals. Dysphagia can manifest itself in many different ways. Some people only have trouble swallowing certain types of foods or liquids, while others have trouble with any type of food or bever...

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How Medical Professionals Help Identify Abuse In Nursing Homes

Category: Uncategorized    Posted: March 22, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

While there are no exact statistics for instances of elder abuse in nursing homes, many medical professionals have estimated that about 1 in 10 nursing home residents experience abuse. Even more troublesome, anonymous surveys and interviews with staff members and assistants paint a worse picture: over 30 percent of staff reported ...

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Nursing Home Falls

Category: Personal Injury    Posted: March 15, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

While anyone can suffer serious injuries or complications after a fall, older populations are especially at risk. Every year, millions of adults who are 65 or older suffer from serious injuries caused by falls. These include hip fractures, traumatic brain injury, and more. 

Falls are especially dangerous for...

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Solving The Mystery Of The Vape Lung Disease Epidemic

Category: Legal Nurse    Posted: March 8, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

With over 1200 cases across the nation, the CDC agrees: the vape lung diseases and disorders affecting vape users is an epidemic. To date, 26 vape users have died from these complications, and over a thousand have been hospitalized.

What’s especially alarming is that the mystery behind vape lung diseases and...

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Governments Take Legal Action Against Opioid Distributors And Manufacturers

Category: Medical Malpractice    Posted: March 1, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

The opioid epidemic is a growing problem that has spread across the entire country. To date, over 30,000 Americans die every year as a result of opioid drug overdose. Furthermore, the monetary toll that the opioid epidemic takes on public services and government agencies is staggering. 

All of this is compou...

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Altered Records And Medical Malpractice

Category: Medical Malpractice    Posted: February 22, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

In the U. S., doctors have the ability and obligation to maintain and edit medical records as needed. But what about alterations or omissions that are done to cover up a medical mistake or protect a medical professional from liability? 

Complete and accurate medical records are a critical part of healthcare ...

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Robotic Surgical Systems Carry Unexpected Risks Of Injury And Death

Category: Medical Malpractice    Posted: February 15, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

Robotic surgical procedures have revolutionized the operating room, and nearly 700,000 surgeries are assisted by a robotic system on a yearly basis. This technology has its advantages, as it can help minimize the stress or fatigue that surgeons endure on a daily basis.

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An Overview Of Caregiver Abuse In Nursing Homes

Category: Medical Malpractice    Posted: February 8, 2019    Author: Georgina Tyburski

There is never any excuse for elder abuse, whether at the hands of family members, unpaid caregivers, or professional nursing home staff.  However, understanding the reasons behind these abusive behaviors is important, as it can allow family members to spot the signs and intervene if needed. 

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