Coronavirus: Nursing Homes, Asst. Living and Senior Communities
If you have a loved one in a Rhode Island nursing home, senior housing or assisted living facility, you probably already worry about their health and safety.
And with the explosion of coronavirus cases, it’s an even bigger concern.
These facilities have been encouraged- in some cases ordered- to isolate residents if they show signs of Covid 19, which begs the question are they still getting proper care.
You can’t visit, group activities are cancelled and group meal time is banned. So how can anyone be sure all these vulnerable people are being taken care of.
The biggest concerns?
*Increased risk of injury or fall while seperated from others.
*Choking as a result of eating in isolation.
*Infections due to residents not being bathed or repositioned properly.
*Being turned away from a facility for showing any sign of illness.
Malpractice cases related to Covid 19 are a distinct possibility
If your loved one’s nursing home, or senior living community, or assisted living facility has not:
*Drawn up and implemented an emergency preparedness plan
*Instituted infection control protocol
*Secured proper supplies and equipment and ensured staff is taking appropriate care of residents, despite their own fears about Covid 19.
They could be considered negligent.
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So if spot trouble and you need help, call Michael Kiselica at KLF Law or visit klflaw.com.
Nursing Home Abuse Prevalent In U.S.
A nursing home owner or operator who puts profits above patients is now in the crosshairs of the “federal government”
The u-s attorney general has just announced a new national nursing home initiative to crackdown on facilities that provide grossly substandard care.
We have all seen the horrific headlines: elderly residents who have been neglected, abused and in some cases, even died while in the care of an assisted living facility, nursing home, or rehab facility. Scabies, bed sores to the bone , and medications either administered incorrectly or not given at all! It happens more often than you’d think.
30 facilities in nine states are now under investigation and that number will undoubtedly grow. If you have a loved one in a nursing facility in the providence rhode island area, you want to believe the owners and staff make residents their top priority. Sadly that’s not always the case.
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If you see signs of abuse or neglect in a loved one’s care- don’t wait. Call Michael Kiselica and KLF Law at 401 421 0300 or visit klflaw.com.
How To Protect The Value Of Your Car Accident Insurance Claim
if you’ve been injured in a rhode island crash, keeping a personal injury journal may help prove the value of your claim.
That’s why providence attorney michael kiselica has some advice for what to document.
First details about the accident.
Write down the details immediately because your memory can fade.
Be sure to include:
day, date and time,
contact information for witness and responding law enforcement,
and anything you hear or see the at-fault party say or do.
this can be critical:
include: the part of your body affected and the severity of the pain.
It is important to be honest about the pain and avoid exaggerating or minimizing it.
Use a daily 1-10 pain scale for consistency.
Time missed from work.
Also, keep track of lost wages and any benefits you receive for your
time off the job.
It can be challenging to keep up with medical visits after an accident.
remember you might see a variety of health care professionals, so
journal every appointment. Also- keep track of mileage.
Medication and treatment.
Keep track of the name, dosage, frequency and of all medications.
Also, keep receipts for any over-the-counter drugs you buy.
For example how has your accident affected your activities, hobbies and
relationships with others.
Remember, the only person who should see your pi journal is *your attorney.
The process can be overwhelming , especially as you are trying to recover. so you’ll want a providence personal injury attorney who can help get you the compensation you deserve.
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Anatomy Of A Car Accident Case
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
While it is impossible to put a dollar value on a loved one’s life, an experienced wrongful death attorney will help you get all the compensation you deserve. In Rhode Island, we do have a minimum recovery of 250, thousand dollars for the “loss to the estate” in a wrongful death case. In addition to that, there would be claims for the spouse and for the children and for the survivors of the person who is deceased.
The most common wrongful death cases involve:
Motor vehicle, bike or pedestrian accidents.
Medical malpractice, including birth injuries and surgical errors.
Rhode Island attorney Michael Kiselica and KLF Law have a long and successful history of helping families when someone’s negligence leads to a fatal mistake.