Blog – Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC

Blog – Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC

When you entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home, you have certain expectations that your loved one will receive quality care. Sadly, those expectations are not always met.
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Why It’s Crucial Slip, trip, and falls outside of the home can happen for a number of reasons, and the resulting injuries can be quite serious. In fact, injuries from these incidents are consistently rated as one of the leading causes of death for all age groups by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
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The day has finally arrived. A woman is in the hospital with her obstetrician ready to deliver her first child, a healthy baby. But then something goes terribly wrong, and the baby does not survive. After delivering the devastating news, the hospital does not let the mother hold her baby and urges cremation. It is
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Found in over 65 million homes in the United States, dogs are by far the most popular household pet. Given this statistic, it should come as no surprise that dog bites and related injuries account for over 800,000 emergency room visits annually. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, over 4.5 million people are bitten
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How to Know Even under the best of circumstances, needing medical treatment can be very stressful. Placing our trust and health needs in the hands of individuals we may not have even met before puts us in a particularly vulnerable position. When those individuals or institutions let us down, we may struggle to be heard
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When you or a loved one require specialized healthcare services, you justifiably rely on the professionalism and ability of the person providing those services. And that goes far beyond the physician or nurse – think about the pharmacy technician who dispenses your prescription, the nursing home aide who is responsible for taking care of frail
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Medication errors are among the most common of medical mistakes. Each year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives more than 100,000 reports of suspected medication errors from drug manufacturers, healthcare professionals, and consumers through their MedWatch reporting program.
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Did you know that physical injuries are the leading cause of death for children under 19, with higher rates for children under the age of 1? For a parent, whose number one priority is to keep their children safe and healthy, that can be a startling statistic.
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What kid doesn’t love summer? After the chill of winter and spring, it’s a chance for children to embrace sun, fun, and pool time. It’s also the time of year when the largest number of drowning incidents happen.
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A six-month-old baby boy was recently admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital for a routine sleep study. Within an hour of starting the study, the baby suffered a fatal brain injury. To read an account of that critical hour is equally incredibly frustrating and incredibly heartbreaking as hospital staff seemingly ignored the baby in medical distress
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