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Prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin cause pressure sores, or as they are more commonly known, bedsores. This injury commonly afflicts sedentary people who cannot to move out of certain positions. Remaining in one position for too long can stress and injure the skin and the tissue underneath. Pressure sores are especially […]

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The day starts out like any other Saturday—you’ve finished breakfast with a few friends and decide to go shopping. You’re walking through a retail shop and the next thing you know, you’re flat on your back, looking up at the ceiling while you friends hover over you with concerned faces. This could happen to anymore. […]

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It’s difficult to imagine that the nursing home staff tasked with caring for its elderly patrons would ever engage in nursing home abuse. Still, abuse is a national concern for the almost 5 percent of people older than 65 in the United States who live in assisted living facilities. Nursing home abuse happens more frequently […]

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If you had to make the difficult decision that your aging parent or relative needs nursing home care, you naturally want to make sure your mother or father receives the best care possible. One factor that it’s important to consider when looking at nursing homes is how carefully the facility monitors the use of chemical […]

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If you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you’re likely to feel unsure about how best to move forward. Because these injuries affect your brain, they’re extremely unpredictable and difficult to overcome. In fact, TBIs are closely associated with substantial financial, physical, and emotional consequences. If someone […]

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If you’ve had to make the difficult decision that it’s time for your loved one to receive nursing home care, you know just how emotionally fraught the process is. If your loved one—instead of being well cared for and provided for—is injured due to nursing home negligence or abuse, it is a devastating blow. You […]

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Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and as the unofficial kickoff to summer fun, there’s plenty to be excited about. The long Memorial Day weekend provides us with the opportunity to gather together with family and friends and to engage in some good, old-fashioned, outdoor family fun. But before you head out to the backyard barbeque […]

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Many injury victims need to know when their car accident case will be resolved. With medical bills piling up at a time when the victim may not be able to work, this is very understandable. There are, however, many different factors that determine if (and when) a car accident case will settle. The experienced auto […]

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Thanks to innovations in healthcare, public sanitation, vaccination, and many other important disciplines, Americans are living longer than ever. This also, however, raises many important questions about the needs of an aging population. Longer lifespans have led to the need for more healthcare and assisted living services amongst the elderly population of Charleston. Families and […]

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Patients who agree to undergo surgery place themselves in highly vulnerable positions. Often the patient is entirely unconscious during surgery. The patient must place enormous amounts of trust in the surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgical technicians, post-operative nursing staff, and the medical facility as a whole. Because of this trust, surgical facilities must be especially cautious in […]

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It can be difficult for pedestrians to know what to do after an auto accident. Emergency personnel, bystanders, and other injury victims all make for a chaotic atmosphere. Unfortunately, things a victim says or does in this chaos can impact a legal case. With guidance from the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Hughey Law […]

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