Nursing Abuse Lawyer Says: Widespread Abuse Can Be Stopped Find a Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Lawyer

Written by Margaret Wommack

It is always painful to part with a loved one, particularly a family member who is ill, but millions of Americans find that they cannot care forrepparttar needs of their relations and are forced to find a nursing home in which they can live. The selection of a good nursing home that will attentively care for their needs can be difficult, and many are misled into choosingrepparttar 148819 wrong home. It is estimated that around 35,000 elderly people die prematurely in nursing homes every year due to neglect or abuse. And while many will blame themselves for selectingrepparttar 148820 wrong nursing home for their elderly loved one,repparttar 148821 fault lies entirely withrepparttar 148822 nursing home operator, who should be held accountable.

Nursing homes are obligated to have enough staff members to provide all ofrepparttar 148823 care listed inrepparttar 148824 plan. The Nursing Home Reform Act requires nursing homes to “provide services and activities to attain or maintainrepparttar 148825 highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each nursing home resident in accordance with a written plan of care.” However, nursing homes frequently ignore this responsibility of theirs and residents are not cared for. Neglect of this sort includes not being assisted torepparttar 148826 toilet, being left in bed to develop bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, being over or under medicated, not being properly cleaned, and generally being ignored. This neglect, both intentional and unintentional, causes serious injury that could result inrepparttar 148827 premature death ofrepparttar 148828 resident.

Mesothelioma Help

Written by Margaret Wommack

According torepparttar National Cancer Institute, mesothelioma is a malignant cancer ofrepparttar 148818 pleura,repparttar 148819 peritoneum, andrepparttar 148820 pericardium (the sacs liningrepparttar 148821 chest, abdominal cavity andrepparttar 148822 heart). Malignant mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure, and those exposed to more asbestos or for a longer duration are likely to have more intense cases of mesothelioma. People stopped using asbestos in insulation materials inrepparttar 148823 1970s, so withrepparttar 148824 20 to 50 year latency period between exposure and acquisition of mesothelioma, many are just now discovering that they haverepparttar 148825 cancer.

People usually come into contact with asbestos through construction jobs orrepparttar 148826 clothes of family members working on construction sights. Asbestos is an insulation material used in pipes, boilers, cements, plasters, joint compounds, fireproofing spray, firebrick, gunnite, furnaces, roofs, floors, ceiling tiles, transite siding, brakes and clutches. Thus,repparttar 148827 construction workers most exposed to asbestos include insulation intallers, boilermakers, plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, plasterers, shipyard workers, those inrepparttar 148828 Navy, electricians, mechanics, bricklayers, millwrights, carpenters, steel workers, and maintenance workers. Sites withrepparttar 148829 largest concentration of asbestos include shipyards, power plants, refineries, paper mills, manufacturing plants, foundries, and construction sites.

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