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Large Truck Crashes Take Deadly Toll on U.S. and Alabama Roads

Fatal crashes involving large trucks have been on the rise over the past decade, according to a recent report in the Denver Post citing federal statistics. Fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States jumped an alarming 42 percent from 2009-2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. In Alabama, deaths ranged from a...

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An Alabama Attorney Offers the Best Ideas to Prevent Traffic Fatalities

Automotive technology is advancing at a rapid rate. In fact, most new vehicles come standard with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which include safety features designed to prevent crashes. Other emerging technologies, such as vehicle-to-vehicle communication and self-driving cars, aren't too far off. Despite technological advances, an unnecessarily high number of people are dying on...

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Sepsis infections in nursing homes with poor staffing impact thousands

Poor staffing levels at nursing homes is leading to thousands of cases of residents suffering from sepsis, a severe infection that can be deadly without proper treatment, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune and Kaiser Health News. The investigation found that understaffed nursing homes across the country often fail to prevent bedsores and...

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How can a good economy be bad for nursing homes?

If you think a strong economy is good for all businesses, think again. According to CBS News, a recent study shows that a low unemployment rate results in a lower quality of care at nursing homes.   When jobs are plentiful - as they have been in 2018 - some people looking for work will not consider employment at...

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An Attorney Explains Financial Exploitation of Nursing Home Residents

We trust nursing homes to care for our loved ones. That's why financial exploitation of nursing home residents can be so disturbing. Instead of taking care of residents, some nursing homes steal from some of society's most vulnerable people.   But spotting victims of nursing home financial exploitation isn't as easy as you might think. So what should you look for? And what should you do?...

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Lack of Nursing Home Staff Puts Alabama Residents at Risk

In accordance with changing federal regulations, Medicare has changed the way it reports the average number of staff present in nursing homes. Where earlier methods relied on self-reporting from nursing homes, the new system examines actual payroll records to identify staffing practices. Unfortunately, the new numbers are not encouraging. Significant Understaffing It is worth noting...

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