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September 2017 Archives

What is elopement?

Unless you have a loved one with dementia, you may think that "elopement" refers to running off to Vegas to get married. Elopement is also the word used when people (usually those with a cognitive impairment) wander away from home -- whether it's their own home or a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Gaps in nurses' knowledge fuels increases in maternal mortalities

A recent investigation was conducted to try to shed more light on why there have been increases in rates of maternal death in the United States. Researchers have found evidence to suggest that medical professionals are often too slow in identifying warning signs that new mothers are not healing as well as they should be following a birth.

Man sues for lack of withdrawal treatment in Cuyahoga County Jail

Many people who are sentenced to jail in Ohio and throughout the country are suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. When they're suddenly cut off from the substance(s) to which they're addicted, they can suffer serious withdrawal symptoms that need to be treated by trained medical professionals.

Can I sue my doctor if I get addicted to opioids?

In recent years, the prevalence of opioids in pain management has given way to what many pundits call an epidemic swallowing up large swaths of suburban and rural America. These drugs, which are highly addictive, came to patients who may or may not have needed them, and left many of them scrambling to keep their lives together.

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