1. How To Prepare Your Loved One (And Yourself) For Life In Their New Nursing Home

    Moving your loved one into a nursing home is a life-changing experience — for the both of you. You want to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible, but if this is your first time doing this for a loved one, how can you best prepare the both of you for life in their nursing home? That’s exactly what we’ll go over in today’s blog post, and we’ll provide you with a few tips you …Read More

  2. What You Should Do If You Are Involved In A Truck Accident (With A Drunk Driver)

    Being in a car accident is a scary situation, especially if one of the vehicles involved was a semi-truck. On top of that, if the driver of the semi-truck was under the influence of alcohol, you likely have another world of problems and injuries to deal with. These drivers are responsible for driving large, heavy vehicles with attached cargo at highway speeds, which is why this kind of reckless be…Read More

  3. How Bedsores Can Be A Sign Of Nursing Home Abuse

    If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you want to know that they are being taken care of and that they’re in good, safe hands. Nursing home abuse is often the last thing that crosses our minds when it comes to the care of our loved ones, but it’s more common than we initially think. In fact, according to data from NursingHomeAbuse.org, as many as 5 million elders are abused each year. Bed…Read More

  4. Investigation Finds Serious Nursing Home Abuse is Underreported

    More than one out of four cases of serious nursing home abuse is not reported to police, despite federal and state laws that mandate law enforcement be immediately contacted about these cases. The alarming revelation was reported in a preliminary alert on Aug. 24 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the Department of Health and Human Services. The OIG’s alert is based on early findings …Read More

  5. Bedsores Caused By Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

    Bedsores are painful pressure ulcers that form on the body during prolonged periods of inactivity and may result in painful medical complications if left untreated. Nursing home residents who are left in an immobile state often suffer bedsores. Approximately one out of ten residents in nursing homes suffers from bedsores, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the Edwards …Read More

  6. What Injuries Are Caused By Truck Accidents?

    A collision between a passenger vehicle and a large commercial truck can result in horrific injuries that may be permanent or fatal. In 2014, truck accidents involving passenger vehicles resulted in 111,000 injuries and 3,903 deaths, representing a 17 percent increase from the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The dedicated Tulsa truck accident attorn…Read More

  7. Nursing Home Residents Suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

    It is never easy to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. But when your loved one is struggling with dementia and can no longer care for himself or herself, you may need to take action. Unfortunately, nursing home residents suffering from dementia are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. For this reason, you should understand the type of care your loved one needs to meet his…Read More

  8. What You Need To Know About Financial Nursing Home Abuse

    Nursing home abuse is typically thought of as physical or mental abuse. However, many elderly people and residents of nursing homes are often subjected to financial abuse as well. Nursing home abuse in Tulsa is unfortunately very common and victims are often afraid or unable to report the situation. If you suspect your loved one has been financially abused in a nursing home, contact our personal i…Read More

  9. The Rights Of Nursing Home Residents

    There are several federal laws that offer crucial protection to elderly citizens, including those residing in nursing homes. These laws create certain standards to ensure residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are safe from abuse, neglect and exploitation. If someone you love is residing in a nursing home, it is important that you understand the rights he or she is guaranteed, a…Read More

  10. Who Is Liable For A Commercial Truck Accident?

    Commercial truck accidents are often very different from a typical collision between two personal-use vehicles. Aside from the catastrophic damage that usually proceeds a truck collision, multiple parties are often involved other than the truck’s driver. If you were involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it is important you understand who these parties are and what roles they could hav…Read More

  11. Investigation Uncovers Rampant Sexual Nursing Home Abuse in U.S.

    A recent investigation by CNN discovered that instances of sexual nursing home abuse committed against residents of nursing homes are much higher than most realize. About The Nursing Home Abuse Study According to the Administration for Community Living, more than 16,000 sexual abuse allegations involving U.S. nursing home and assisted living residents have been made since 2000. These nursing home …Read More

  12. FMCSA Issues New Standards for Entry-Level Commercial Drivers

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established a Final Rule on Dec. 7, 2016 dictating the minimum requirements drivers must follow in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). To acquire a CDL, a driver must meet the minimum level of skills and education needed to understand and safely operate a large commercial vehicle, suc…Read More

  13. Owner of Oklahoma Assisted Living Facility Faces 17 Counts of Abuse

    The owner of an Oklahoma assisted living center has been arrested for 17 counts of caretaker abuse. Police were first alerted to allegations of abuse committed by the owner of Branding Brook, an assisted living center outside of Vinita, OK, when a 911 call stated that she began a physical altercation with a resident and bit her on the nose. After the caregiver’s arrest, Branding Brook’s 17 res…Read More

  14. The Benefits Of Hiring A Truck Accident Attorney

    Truck accidents have a higher chance of causing serious injury to those involved compared to auto accidents with small vehicles. If you are injured in an accident, it is important to hire a truck accident attorney in Tulsa who is experienced in handling accidents with commercial trucks and the companies that own them. Whether you were a pedestrian, bicyclist, the driver of a car involved in the a…Read More

  15. Who Can Be Held Liable for Nursing Home Abuse?

    Four million elderly individuals are estimated to have suffered from physical and psychological abuse or neglect every year in the U.S., many instances occurring in nursing homes. Finding definitively proving responsibility in a nursing home abuse claim can be difficult to determine. Finding the staff of a nursing home or long-term care facility liable for abusive acts can involve several factors …Read More

  16. New Rule Bans Arbitration Agreements At Nursing Homes

    Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule that prohibits nursing homes that receive federal funding from using forced arbitration agreements for dispute resolution. These agreements allow nursing homes to avoid lawsuits by forcing residents to resolve complaints of abuse or neglect in private, in proceedings that often favor the nursing home. While arbitrat…Read More