sedentary patients have higher risks of developing bed soresDecubitus Ulcer is derived from the Latin term which means “to lay down.” These ulcers can occur in the form of an open skin wound that cold penetrate the surrounding tissues including the muscle and bone. They are most likely to occur in the case of people who have restricted mobility or those who have been bedridden or immovable for a long period. It is most likely to occur to patients admitted to nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities.

When someone remains in the same position for a longer period without getting any pressure relief, the blood supply can slow down leading to the development of decubitus ulcer. If the nursing home staff attending to the patient does not identify and treat the decubitus ulcer, the small ulcer can soon turn into a large and open wound with grave medical complications and even lead to death.

Even though decubitus ulcers can affect any individual who has limited mobility, it is most likely to occur in patients admitted to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals. However, most of the time it is attributed by the staff as a part of patients’ aging process, which is an incorrect and erroneous impression created on the mind of the patients and their relatives.

Construction Accidents have Standards through OSHAThe rate of fatal injuries for construction workers is high in all industries. According to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), around six and a half million workers are employed at more than 250,000 construction sites across the country. The most common dangers faced by construction workers include falls from heights, exposure to electric shock and arc flashes or blasts, negligence during the use of protective equipment, trench or scaffold collapses and recurrent motion injuries.
Additionally, the workers also have to work in extreme temperatures or cope with exposure to poisonous gases and falling objects. To top it all, accidents also happen with power tools or as simple a thing as using ladders.

In short, construction workers face grave dangers that can both be fatal on one hand and seriously hazardous on the other. OSHA has outlined 10 primary standards (as per the agency’s citation in FY 2004) to avoid grievous accidents that include regulations about the scaffolding, ladders, excavations, hazard communication, fall protection, construction, electrical equipment and head protection.

Famous People in Drunk Driving AccidentsWhile we often hold celebrities in high regard, in reality, they are everyday individuals like all of us. However, in some cases, their fame and unusual lifestyle create unique challenges that can result in making bad decisions that harm or kill others. Some celebrities have been filed guilty of drug charges, driving under the influence, manslaughter, financial problems and tax evasion that make headlines. Below is a list of 15 Famous individuals who work others in accidents involving alcohol.

Amy Locane

In 2010, law enforcement took Amy in the custody after she drove her vehicle into another car and killed a 60-year-old woman and critically injuring her husband. After being convicted of vehicular manslaughter, the judge sentenced the former “Melrose Place” actress to three years in prison.

Oddest Personal Injury LawsuitsMost personal injury lawsuits involve damages you might expect – broken bones, lost or damaged property, loss of income, or medical bills. However, some courts see personal injury lawsuits that are a little bit, well, odd.

From poor weather predictions to surprise knives in your sub, here are eight of the weirdest personal injury lawsuits that actually held up in court.

1. Bad Forecasting

10 Alarming Medical Malpractice StatisticsMost patients give medical professionals the benefit of the doubt — but is such trust always warranted? You might not be so sure after seeing these alarming statistics:

1. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

A report published in The BMJ suggests that only heart disease and cancer kill more people than medical negligence. Experts believe that medical errors kill over 250,000 people every year. Those who survive often suffer lasting damage and considerable emotional trauma.

10 Most Dangerous Professions In The WorldWhether you love work or dread the average workday, you always hope you’ll return home safe and sound. Sadly, this is not the case for far too many workers. The recently released National Census of 2017 Fatal Occupational Injuries sheds light on daily dangers in a variety of professions. The following are among the most deadly:

1. Commercial Fishing

Deadliest Catch might be more than a mere reality show; turns out, commercial fishing is as dangerous as it appears on television. In 2017, it topped the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of dangerous professions. Common dangers in commercial fishing include hydraulic machinery, coil lines, and slippery decks that can prompt devastating falls.

Odd Common Personal Injury CausesLife is full of risk. While there may be a grain of truth to the cliche ‘ignorance is bliss,’ sometimes it’s better to be fully aware of the risks you face on a daily basis — and how they can be mitigated. Below, we offer insight into some of the most common — and unexpected — sources of injury.

Car Accident

If you drive, you will almost assuredly be involved in a car accident at some point. Estimates from the car insurance industry suggest that the average driver files a claim at least once every 17.9 years. This statistic doesn’t take into account the many drivers who fail to file after being involved in accidents. The good news? Data from the National Safety Council indicates that just one of every 1,000 accidents involve fatalities. Still, the cost of even minor accidents can be prohibitive, with many victims suffering lasting physical and mental damage.

Each year, the attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers give back to the community through financial aid scholarships as support to single mothers attending college. Our law firm understands the difficulty of a single parent continuing their education while providing care for their family.

Since the program’s inception, the firm has provided more than $30,000 in scholarships to women enrolled in college and law school and other deserving people.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

10 Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs Research from Johns Hopkins suggests that medical errors constitute the third most common cause of death in the United States. Prescription errors account for far too many of these deaths, with a few drugs, in particular, responsible for a shocking level of suffering. Several of the most dangerous prescription drugs are highlighted below:

1. Fentanyl

If used properly, opioids can play an important role in pain management. Unfortunately, these drugs carry significant risks, including, most notably, the potential for abuse. Fentanyl, in particular, has seen skyrocketing abuse in recent years. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that 29,406 Americans died due to overdoses involving the category of synthetic opioids dominated by fentanyl. While many of these deaths were related to illicitly obtained substances, many others involved prescribed medications.

Actors Injured While on SetInjuries can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. In fact, some of your favorite actors sustained serious injuries while shooting major blockbuster films. These injuries range from minor fractures and lacerations to serious, life-threatening conditions that required hospitalization.

Here are nine actors who sustained injuries during filming:

1. Viggo Mortensen in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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