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Contrasting State Agencies Child Protection vs. Vulnerable Adults

Hubert Humphrey talked about the way a society is doing could be judged by the way they cared for the most vulnerable. How they protected their young and their elderly. In some ways, it looks like the state of Minnesota is doing well and in [...]
Mike Bryant

1 in 6 Deaths in New York Disability Homes are not Natural Causes

That numbers seems stunning. It accounts for more than 1,200 deaths in private and state run homes over the last decade. The examples are individuals who have drowned, fallen, and been over medicated over time. How is this happening? This [...]
Mike Bryant

How Dangerous is Your Bathroom?

A recent study suggests that millions of Americans age 15 or older have been injured in bathroom accidents costing approximately $67.3 billion in lifetime medical costs, a large majority of which happen in their own homes. The study from the [...]
Mike Bryant

Depressing Job List May Have Negligence Hints

I’ve written before about my interest in the underlying reason for why people do things that cause harm. Why do usually good drivers suddenly drive through stop signs? How does a person suddenly lose an arm in a machine they work with [...]
Mike Bryant

94 Year Olds Don’t Belong In Freezers

It seems pretty safe that when 94 year old Mollye Fisher went to live at a nursing home in California that the freezer wasn’t expected to be a place for her to be. But, despite that logic the nursing home employees found her there and [...]
Mike Bryant

Round Up: Dangerous Commercials, Texas Lack Of Justice, And Some Interesting Posts

There is a law firm in Connecticut that has a drive through window from Above the Law. Torts Prof points out another example of Texas’ lack of justice. Injuryboard blogger Mike Myers gives us another great post about trial work. Politico [...]
Mike Bryant

Nursing Home Residents May Be Growing Problem

The Minneapolis Tribune had a enlightening series about the growing problems in nursing homes. In a series called Deadly Falls, they looked at the deaths of more than 1,000 Minnesota seniors since 2002. In a opinion piece the writers again looked [...]
Mike Bryant

Nursing Home Residents Death Caused By Abuse

A Minnesota Department of Health report found that White Community Hospital and Nursing Home staff in Aurora dropped a resident several feet while being moved in a sling from her bed to a wheelchair. As a result she suffered broken bones that [...]
Mike Bryant

Nursing Home Employees Charged For Residents Abuse

Back in August, I blogged on the horrible story from Albert Lea where nursing home residents had been abused by teenage employees. Basically, the employees were bored and they "entertained" themselves by doing horrid things to the [...]
Mike Bryant

15 Nursing Home Residents Abused In Albert Lea Nursing Home

In a shocking story from a Albert Lea Nursing home workers passed the time by “having fun” with 15 residents. Sexually touching, beating and gagging them being a daily activity. Hubert Humphrey talked about the way a society [...]