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Month: June 2022

Can I Sue a Doctor for Emotional Distress?

Can I Sue a Doctor for Emotional Distress?

Medical malpractice is devastating. For victims and their families, receiving physical trauma is only the beginning. There is also the emotional anguish of suffering without proper medical care. Emotional trauma can even create additional physical symptoms. What happens when medical malpractice causes emotional distress? Can the victim of the malpractice get compensated for the emotional …

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Physical and Chemical Restraints in Nursing Home Facilities

Physical and Chemical Restraints in Nursing Home Facilities

Nursing homes often have overcrowding, understaffing and limited resources. Too often, caregivers turn to physical and chemical restraints to manage and control residents. It can be devastating for victims and their families. The use of physical and chemical restraints are regulated by both United States and South Carolina law. When used inappropriately, restraints have the …

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How to Spot Signs of Sexual Abuse Among Nursing Home Residents

1.3 million residents live in nursing homes across the United States (America’s Health Rankings). People who live in these facilities are among the most vulnerable in our society. While we expect our loved ones to be safe in professional care, there’s one epidemic that we don’t discuss – sexual abuse in nursing homes. Bobby Jones …

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The Most Common Medical Errors that Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice costs Americans an estimated $55.6 billion per year. In fact, expenses relating to medical malpractice are 2.4% of all healthcare spending (Forbes). An estimated 251,000 people lose their lives because of medical malpractice yearly in the United States (National Library of Medicine). Many more suffer injuries and prolonged illness. While medical malpractice can …

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