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How to Choose a Good Nursing Home

Here are some steps that can help you find a good nursing home facility and avoid a bad one. Make a list: There are several sources you can turn to for referrals to nursing homes [...]

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Jury Awards $300,000 to Family in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury ordered Noland Hospital Montgomery to pay $300,000 due to medical malpractice that led an 86-year-old woman to develop severe bedsores. The family of Katherine Hopkins, who died May 16, 2012 from unrelated complications, [...]

13 Disturbing Cases of Medical Malpractice

When a person visits the doctor's office or the emergency room of a hospital, they are entitled to receive a certain standard of medical care. Unfortunately, the standard of this "medical care" varies widely from [...]

Deaths by Medical Mistakes Hit Records

It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the [...]

Two Deaths, Wildly Different Nursing Home Penalties

To see the federal government's inconsistent oversight of nursing homes, one needs only to look at what happened after two residents died 2014 one in Texas, one in South Carolina. At a nursing home in [...]

15 Most Fined Nursing Homes in Alabama

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. According to ProPublica's Nursing Home Inspection Tool, below are the 15 most fined Alabama nursing homes. The below table also details deficiencies and serious [...]

Personal Injury Issues with Commercial Truck Accidents

Car accident injury cases involving commercial semi-trucks or "big rigs" have unique legal issues that will affect the settlement or trial outcome. An injury case involving an accident with a semi-truck or big rig will [...]

Can Electronic Log Books Prevent Deadly Alabama Truck Accidents?

Fatigued driving is a major problem in the trucking industry and is the cause of numerous fatal and injurious truck accidents each year in Alabama. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to change [...]

National Truck Accident Statistics

A variety of factors contribute to truck accidents. Some stem from negligence of a driver (the trucker or another driver), such as speeding or fatigue. Others are the result of faulty or defective equipment, such [...]

6 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Many warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are overlooked or thought to be a common part of growing old. Undue pain, abandonment, and premature death should not be part of the nursing home [...]