Nursing Home Outbreak of Hepatitis B Kills 5

An extreme case of nursing home abuse and negligence ends in five deaths in Mount Olive, North Carolina. The Glencare Assisted Living Facility is under fire after an alarming spread of Hepatitis B within the facility (Hepatitis B is a blood born disease typically transmitted by exchange of blood or bodily fluids). Eight residents of the facility contracted the disease and, so far, five have died. Currently, it seems that the disease was spread by the re-use of a diabetes pen used to check patient blood-sugar levels. This information comes from a Health Department representative who alerted Glencare's owner that one or more of his staff … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Brings Criminal Charges to Facility Owner and Employee

In a shocking and rare turn of events, nursing home abuse has put an assisted living facility caretaker in jail for 31 months following the death of a resident. Nursing Home Neglect in a Washington State Facility Jean Rudolph, 87, was a resident at the Houghton Lakeview adult home in Kirkland, Washington. She suffered from Alzheimer's Disease, as well as varied heart problems. She was virtually bedridden and had extreme difficulty verbalizing any complaints she may have had regarding pain or discomfort. When Jean died, she weighed 68 lbs, and was being ravaged by infections caused by three untreated, stage 4 bedsores that had burrowed to … [Read more...]

Surgical Errors: Do You Really Need Surgery to Cure a Stomach Virus?

A recent research study by the University of Washington revealed that sixteen percent of appendectomies are performed on hospital patients who don't need them. Medical tests can determine if the patient has a stomach virus or inflamed lymph nodes that mimic the symptoms of appendicitis. Although appendicitis can be a serious illness (and if untreated potentially result in wrongful death), many hospitals are too quick to operate and remove the appendix when this organ is not causing the patient’s symptoms: sixteen out of every one hundred hospital patients will be subjected to this surgical errors and complications. How Can This Surgical … [Read more...]

Defective Product Recall: Over Two Million Nissans

Nissan has pro-actively recalled more than two million cars and trucks worldwide for what they have described as an "ignition problem." The Japanese automobile manufacturer explains that an ignition part, called a relay, could potentially malfunction which would cause a vehicle to stall. The issue can be fixed in less than an hour by simply reprogramming the vehicle. Defective Products: Nissans being recalled include any 2003 through 2006 model of the Nissan Titan, Armada, Frontier, Xterra, and infiniti QX56. Smaller models liked the March, Micra, Cube, and Note are also included. Most of the recalls are happening in Japan, with 825,000 … [Read more...]

Orlando, FL Jury Awards $38.75 Million in Cerebral Palsy Case

In March, an Orlando jury awarded a $38.75 million dollar verdict after medical malpractice in the delivery room caused an irreversible birth defect: cerebral palsy. A C-section was necessary to deliver the baby safely, but was not performed in a timely matter, resulting in the neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. In situations where the standard of care dictates the necessity of a caesarian section, waiting to perform the surgery is considered severe medical negligence. This delay can cause permanent birth defects, including minor to severe brain damage. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy often occurs … [Read more...]

New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys: Mininno Law Office

Have you recently been injured by a defective product? Have you been injured in a car accident? Have you been injured at someone else's home, due to someone else's negligence? If so, than you may need the assistance of a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney. The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are dedicated to earning you your due compensation regarding injuries sustained from accidents including but not limited to the following: work accidents - we will explain why it important to have a good relationship with boss motorcycle accidents - you will understand what is responsibility car/trucking … [Read more...]