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Common Types Of Anesthesia Errors

By Brezina Law |

Surgery is always a scary prospect for any patient. You are likely worried about the recovery period afterwards and of course, the fact that you are literally placing your life in someone else’s hands. Fortunately, the vast majority of surgeries performed in Knoxville are successful. However, that does not mean mistakes never occur. Anesthesia… Read More »

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What To Know About Medication Errors And Their Connection To Nursing Home Malpractice

By Brezina Law |

Medications are vital to the health of patients in a nursing home, and a patient’s health depends on the proper and timely administration of their prescribed medicines. This is a serious matter, however, as medication given incorrectly or in the wrong dosages can lead to health complications and even death. What is a Medication… Read More »

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What To Know About Nursing Home Slip And Falls And Your Legal Rights

By Brezina Law |

Slips and falls among the elderly are, unfortunately, a common occurrence. As we and our loved ones age, muscle coordination, strength, and stability can decrease to the point where falls are always a risk. Falls on any surface can lead to injuries ranging from mere bumps and bruises to broken bones, hip fractures, and… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse Between Residents: What To Do If Your Loved One Is In Harm’s Way

By Brezina Law |

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a shockingly common occurrence, with nearly 1 in 6 seniors at nursing homes reporting some form of abuse while they resided at a facility. For the nearly 2 million vulnerable seniors living in nursing homes across Tennessee and the United States, nursing home care comes with a disturbingly… Read More »

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What To Know About Arbitration Agreements In Nursing Home Admissions And Your Legal Rights

By Brezina Law |

Admission to a nursing home is a difficult and anxiety-inducing process – whether you are admitting a loved one or being admitted yourself. Almost always, nursing home admission happens among a flurry of other activities and concerns – addressing urgent health problems, qualifying for Medicaid, selling a home, and more. At the same time,… Read More »

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Understanding The Impacts Of Understaffing On Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

By Brezina Law |

As our loved ones age, their healthcare needs change to the point at which they may need extended care at a skilled nursing facility or nursing home. Declines in health, mobility, and mental cognition eventually contribute to a loss of independence for many of our family members at some point. When we move a… Read More »

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What To Know About Prescription Drug Abuse In Nursing Homes

By Brezina Law |

The sad truth about nursing home care in Tennessee and across America is that abuse and neglect can occur just about anywhere. Typically, we think of this as physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of patients that leads to illness and injuries. Another form of nursing home abuse – all too common – is… Read More »

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What To Know About Guardianships And Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

By Brezina Law |

One of the things our seniors fear most, studies show, is not death itself – but losing their independence and dignity when being moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility. An associated fear is that they will be left alone and powerless to make important decisions about their own care in a… Read More »

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How Do Bedsores Occur, And When Are They Malpractice?

By Brezina Law |

Bedsores are wounds that form due to prolonged pressure on the skin. When this pressure restricts blood flow from properly reaching certain areas of skin, the skin cells can die and cause a wound. Bedsores develop frequently on bony areas of the body – such as ankles, shoulders, hips, heels, buttocks and tailbone area… Read More »

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse And Negligence

By Brezina Law |

Shockingly, reports show that almost 20% of nursing home residents suffer abuse each year while at the facilities that are supposed to protect them. Abuse in nursing home settings can take many forms, whether it is outright abuse or neglect by a provider. Sadly, thousands of seniors across Tennessee and the United States suffer… Read More »

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