Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Discuss Bed Sores – Stage IV

This is the fourth and final post in a series detailing the differences in the stages of bed sores. Our professionals represents clients all over the New Jersey and Philadelphia region with bed sore related injuries and is writing this series to inform the patients and their families about the different stages of bed sores, and their legal rights. This post is about Stage IV bed sores, the most serious and deadly stage. Are Stage IV bed sores preventable? Stage IV bed sores are horrifying wounds that cause incredible damage to the health of a person. If you or your loved one has a Stage IV bed sore that is currently not being treated, … [Read more...]

The Mininno Law Office Supports Three Important Causes

As medical malpractice and nursing home abuse lawyers, the Mininno Law Office sees a lot of sick and vulnerable people in need of our help. We do our best to provide the justice that they deserve, but we cannot help them all through the legal system. That is why we want to encourage the support of various charities that are doing their best to help those in need. Retirement Housing Foundation Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) was founded in 1961 and is one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of housing and services for more than 17,000 older adults, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged families. RHF was … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Lawyers Offer Practical Advice on Nursing Home Neglect

The nursing home neglect and bedsore lawyers at the Mininno Law Office would like you to know that most bed sores and pressure ulcers are preventable and, with proper care, can usually be avoided. Risk Factors of Bed Sores and Steps for Prevention There is an increased chance of bed sores when certain risk factors are evident, including, confinement, immobility, loss of bladder/bowel control, poor nutrition, and decreased mental awareness.   However, patients deserve the respect of proper care, which should include regular bathing, repositioning (in accordance with the needs of the patient), nutrition, and medical … [Read more...]

The dangers of cosmetic surgery are worth thinking about while considering an operation

We always hear about celebrities getting cosmetic surgery. We hear about how glamorous it is, and we hear about the incredible changes that it makes to our bodies. Sometimes we hear about what goes wrong. However, these stories are often swept under the rug. We rarely hear about the dangers of cosmetic surgery, and judging by the numbers, potential consequences aren’t stopping anyone. According to the ASAPS, more than 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2008. What are the dangers of cosmetic surgery? Specifically looking at breast implants, young adults must be especially cautious before … [Read more...]

Concussions in young athletes might be detectable by performing a simple test

Back in January, we wrote a blog on the Star-Ledger’s series on concussions in young athletes. We talked about how important our kids are to us and how much we want to see them succeed. Above all, we want to make sure our children are safe wherever they are. The Star-Ledger series on concussions in young athletes covered the impact and dangers of head injuries, and what’s being done to protect our kids. If you haven’t read it yet and have kids who play sports, I highly recommend you to take a look. Meanwhile, a new report has been released that I’d like to tell you about. What’s new with concussions in young athletes? Research has just … [Read more...]

Helping parents in need can be a major challenge for adult children

Every once in a while, we like to share resources with you that can help in a time of need. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about a great resource for helping aging parents in need. It’s called “Aging Answers,” and it’s for adult children who are helping aging parents in need. What is “Aging Answers”? “Aging Answers” is a free book that you can read or download here. The book, written by Valerie VanBooven, offers “secrets to successful long-term care planning, care giving and crisis management.” It’s dedicated to adults who are caring for aging relatives to give them hope and guidance in a most challenging time. Whether you’ve … [Read more...]

Ask for nose spray to lessen infection risk if you're having surgery

Sometimes the simplest solutions are "right under our nose." The risk of infection is one of the most common and well-known risks associated with any surgery. For years, doctors and hospitals have cooked up various ways to lessen infection risk and eradicate the bacteria and bugs that seem to thrive in hospitals and operating rooms. Until now, these efforts have only marginally reduced the rate of infections following surgery. The staph bacterium has been particularly troublesome. How can the risk of infection be reduced? Research shows that the staff bacterium is the most common cause of infections following surgery. Now, … [Read more...]

Series on concussions in kids in Star-Ledger teaches us all a very important lesson

All parents are their kids’ biggest fans. We watch, cheer and root for their teams. We worry about them getting hurt, but rarely do we even consider that they could suffer a long-term injury. Until now. With all the recent media attention, it is now beyond dispute: A kid’s concussion can be a lifelong injury. Athletes are at a high risk simply because of the competitive, physical nature of the sports they play. It’s the reason many athletes have short careers and an unfortunate cause of brain problems later in life. With concussions in kids, the danger is even bigger. A child’s brain is more fragile than an adult’s, and in the current … [Read more...]

Spend time with loved ones and savor the time you have with them

Happy Holidays! As we spend time with loved ones, we look back on the past year and look ahead to the next. This past year has been challenging, there’s no doubt about it. The struggling economy and nationwide recession brought us job losses and companies going out of business. It seems that things got harder for many people. Looking back While we spend time with loved ones, we think about families who have been through hard times. For families who have lost loved ones or who have faced their own illness, disability or injury because of medical negligence, 2009 has been a very difficult year. We have heard from hundreds of people … [Read more...]

New Health Legislation may not provide Coverage for Everyone

The health legislation concerns still keep going and going. The Democrats have celebrated that the bill created in the Senate Finance Committee would not increase the deficit, but it may not actually provide coverage for every American as previously promised. Yes, the bill will cover the expensive and possibility the sickest patients, but it will pose an insurance risk to other people by making them pay even more in health care coverage. This will lead to people once again not being able to afford coverage and then again having not everyone receiving health insurance coverage. The health care reform was supposed to provide health care … [Read more...]