Abuse can often times be an ambiguous type of situation. There is no doubt that the elderly is vulnerable and at the mercy of their caregivers. However, there are ways that you can prove that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or is residing in a nursing home where abuse takes place. An additional problem is that different states in the US have different definitions of what constitutes nursing home abuse. Nursing home inhabitants in New York have favorable rights for nursing home abuse victims, but unfortunately negligence in nursing homes is still a big problem in New York City.
Having to undergo surgery under anesthesia is a scary business and waking up in the middle of a surgery is high on many people’s list of terrors. Anesthesia temporarily paralyzes you so that doctors can perform the surgery without you thrashing about. It also lowers your level of cognition so that you will be unaware of what is being done during the operation. In addition, it causes amnesia so that you don’t remember what happened during surgery. But what happens when the anesthesiologist makes a mistake and you end up waking up during surgery, unable to tell the doctors due to anesthesia-induced paralysis?
Slip and fall personal injury cases are very familiar to our practice. Recently, statistical data was released by the Arbill workplace safety services provider and the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) in regards to slip and fall accidents. In fact, around 1.8 million Americans suffer injuries from slips, trips, and falls per year, most of which are citizens over the age of 65 years of age. It is estimated that costs due to slips, trips, and falls amounts to $70 Billion per year including both compensation and medical costs.