Nursing homes are designed to provide care for older adults and disabled persons who are unable to care for themselves. Many families rely on nursing homes to take care of their loved ones who need around-the-clock medical monitoring and treatment. It is reasonable to expect that a nursing home resident will be treated with compassion, respect and provided the...

At some point, aging Missouri residents may require additional assistance and care. For many, assisted living and skilled nursing home facilities offer the type of medical care and assistance to help ensure one is able to live comfortably. There are, however, times when the rights of nursing home residents may be violated and legal action may be appropriate.All residential...

We've written in previous blogs about some of the challenges individuals who suffer brain injuries face. Brain injuries can cause an individual to suffer numerous adverse side-effects including memory loss, emotional disturbances and personality changes.In recent years the ill-effects of suffering repeated blows to the head, as are commonly experienced by athletes like football players, have come to light....

Missouri residents who have been coughing for a long period of time may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A doctor can run a variety of tests to determine if an individual has COPD or if it is another ailment. First, a doctor will listen to a patient's lungs through a stethoscope to listen for wheezing or labored breathing. Next,...

While it may not sound like a serious type of accident, a slip and fall or trip and fall can leave an individual with painful injuries including those to the back, head, spinal cord and extremities. From a broken hip to a concussion, depending on an individual's age and health, a slip and fall can adversely impact an individual's...

Medical interventions are sometimes needed during the birthing process. This is especially true when labor stalls. A vacuum extraction tool that attaches to the infant's head is one of the options a physician may turn to during a difficult birth. Although vacuum extraction births can be successful and are known to reduce the incidence of vaginal injuries, the method...

There are several common problems with medical care in Missouri that can result in medical errors being made, potentially resulting in harm to the patient. By being aware of certain problems, people may be able to reduce their risk of suffering from a harmful incident. A big problem is that although there is normally a smaller medical staff working...

In recent years much attention has been paid to the damaging and serious side effects that result from brain injuries. From a so-called minor concussion to a severe traumatic brain injury, lawsuits filed by former professional football players have lead to a wealth of research and studies about brain injuries and specifically their prevalence among and effects on athletes...