Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, are sores that develop on the skin because of pressure caused by lying in one position. People that go through certain medical procedures can be especially susceptible to them, so staff at care centers need to be attentive to the risk of bedsores and alleviate any pressure buildup. If the staff at a care center is negligent in these duties, there can be dire consequences.

Every year, children are injured in firearm accidents that happen in the home. These accidents can be deadly and even in cases where everyone survives, they can lead to serious injures, such as brain injuries. These may never heal fully and could leave a child injured and impaired for the rest of his or her life.

Group homes have certain expectations from and responsibilities to the families of their residents, such as providing medical care when/if necessary and improving their quality of life. When a group home fails in this aspect, it can unfortunately have fatal consequences. Mitchell Boles, 52, lived at a state-run center for the developmentally disabled in Pauls Valley for 40 years. In January...

In order to avoid nursing home neglect and even abuse, it can be helpful to carefully scout potential homes before making a decision. Experts warn that you don't want to rush and make this decision too quickly, without really weighing all of the pros and cons, looking for any signs of neglect with other residents or the facility, getting to...

The Chimparoo Baby Carriers by L'echarpe Porte-bonheaur have been recalled because of a potential fall hazard. The recall was announced on the thirteenth of October. This recall involves Chimparoo brand Trek baby carriers that allow the user to carry a baby tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. The 100% twill fabric carriers were sold in...

Texting and driving is most often referred to ask "distracted driving," and it certainly is. The reason this is a problem is that texting requires a person to look away from the road and at his or her phone. This could take just a second, but it often takes longer. In some cases, people drive hundreds of feet -- the...

We've reported many times about lawsuits filed against police offices after people were sexually assaulted by officers on duty. Unfortunately, we have another case involving a woman who was raped while in the custody of the police. A federal jury has awarded a former Hollis woman $6.5 million after finding the Harmon County sheriff failed in his duties to prevent her...

Brain injuries are typically sorted into specific categories, and one of the broadest categories is that of the "acquired brain injury." What does this mean and how does it define the injury? Essentially, this category is just used to differentiate between brain issues that people have had all their lives and those that they acquire after they are born. For example,...

Police officers are often put in a position of power over another person or group of people. Unfortunately, this sometimes leaves room for terrible things to happen. Such is the case with Franklin Hartley and Thomas Merenda. The two officers were found guilty of having coerced two women they arrested into sexual favors. The two women, referred to as Jane Doe...