Posts made in January, 2017

Despite the increase in number of crashes, many people still prefer traveling in an airplane than in any other forms of transportation. Statistically, it is much safer to travel via airplane. However, while they may offer convenience, airplanes are still machines that are prone to malfunction and wear and tear. Airline companies need to ensure the safety of their passengers.

There are different laws that govern airline accidents. The liable persons in an aviation accident may either be the airline itself, the air traffic controller, and others. Negligence in airline companies can happen when the airline company falls short of the required standard of care for the passengers. This could endanger the life of individuals. Most accidents are due to human factors such as failure to communicate with air traffic controller, pilot error.

In an aviation accident, there are more than just one victim and casualties. The problem is that the others involved in an airline accident may not surface and sue the airline just like you. This is where the complex nature of airline accidents arises. Cases like these may take a long time to be resolved and tried. In some instances, the pilot becomes unaware of the situation around him. Before he realizes it’s too late as the accident has already happened.

To become successful with your case, you need to prove the negligent act of the pilot, staff, or even the airline company itself. To ensure their fitness for the job, airline companies should have the duty to provide proper training to their employees. They should be equipped with the necessary training and knowledge in order to be effective in driving.

A life that is loss due to death or injury can never be replaced. However, filing a case against the liable parties can be a good way for the beneficiaries of the damage to get back on their feet and move on from the tragic accident.

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When families send their elderly loved ones to nursing homes, it is assumed that they will be given the utmost care for their health and well-being. Unfortunately, these facilities have become a haven of abuse and neglect of the elderly residents. When nursing homes fail to live up to the standard of care required from them, the elderly resident can be subjected to serious injury. Here we will look at the common signs of nursing home negligence:

Abuse can arise from several factors. Some of the common signs of neglect may include the following:

Poor personal hygiene. Due to their old age and failing health condition, senior citizens may no longer be able to take care of their personal hygiene. They already require assistance with dressing up, brushing their teeth, and other personal hygiene issues. When the elderly resident is neglected and left on their own, chances are they will not be able to manage their personal hygiene needs.

Unsanitary living conditions. Nursing homes also have the duty to keep living conditions safe and clean. Federal law requires that nursing homes should “establish and maintain an infection control program to ensure a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment for its residents.” The law also requires that they must comply with state requirements for safety and security.

Physical issues due to lack of nutrition. Studies have revealed that about 20 percent of international nursing home residents suffer from malnutrition. As a result, they could experience different kinds of physical problems such as depression, difficulty swallowing, and dehydration.

Loss of mobility. Nursing homes should provide residents with an area where they can move around, exercise, and stay active. Nursing home abuse may cause the resident to be bed ridden for a long time which may lead to loss of mobility.

These are just some of the signs that an elderly resident is being abused by the very facility entrusted to care for them.

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