People who have been incarcerated are unable to seek medical care on their own. As a result, it is the responsibility and legal requirement of prison staff members to provide adequate inmate medical care. When they fail to do so, those prison officers are violating an inmate’s civil rights, not to mention breaking the law.
The initial shock and stress of a vehicle accident can cause those involved to ignore injuries that may initially feel minor. After all, there are often so many other problems to address after a crash that seeing a medical professional may seem unnecessary. However, what might be brushed off as a minor neck strain could […]
Prison staff are trained to not only run the facility safely and efficiently, but also to respect the rights of the inmates. When a staff member’s actions cause an inmate to suffer physical or emotional harm, he or she must be held accountable. Like other states in the U.S., Pennsylvania outlines its policies for identifying […]
As spring approaches, many people will be traveling to warm, coastal locations to swim and participate in water sports. With these activities comes a list of hazards, but proper preparation and caution can help vacationers enjoy their trip without a hitch. Below are a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]
There may come a time in your life where you want to place an elderly family member in a nursing home in Philadelphia because he or she may require care and supervision that you are unable to provide. Allegations of neglect and inadequate care in assisted-living and nursing homes are on the rise across the country. You should learn how to spot the signs of nursing home abuse so you can take appropriate actions to protect your loved one.
It was a last minute run to the grocery store for milk–you were in a hurry, sure, but you weren’t speeding and you weren’t driving recklessly. You got to the last stop sign before the store, pulled out and before you knew what was happening, you’d been broadsided by a small truck. Thankfully you’d been wearing your seatbelt. You seemed fine, although your head was ringing pretty badly.
People legally must conduct themselves in certain ways in order to avoid causing harm to others. For example, when someone is driving, they have an implicit duty to drive in a way that doesn’t endanger others, such as not disobeying traffic signs.
A new study suggests that the long-term effects of brain injuries, including concussions, are worse than previously thought. The research shows that getting a concussion may leave individuals twice as likely to develop PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.