December 2017 Archives

How many fatal crashes involve prescription drugs?

Often, when people think about intoxicated driving they focus on the consumption of alcohol. While drunk driving is a major problem, there are other ways that drivers can become intoxicated and lose their ability to drive safe, such as drugged driving due to the consumption of prescription medication. In some ways, prescription drugs can be especially problematic because some drivers may not realize that the medication their physician has told them to take interferes with their driving. Moreover, prescription drugs play a role in a large number of fatal accidents.

Taking a stand against drowsy driving

In recent years, different awareness campaigns have helped lower the prevalence of drunk driving. While it is important for drivers to understand the problems associated with driving under the influence, there are far more dangerous behaviors that can threaten lives, such as drowsy driving. Drivers become fatigued for a wide variety of different reasons, including poor sleep habits, working during the night, or working excessive hours, to name some. We believe these habits and risk factors should be pointed out to drivers in order to reduce the prevalence of this life-threatening problem.

What are my options for appealing an SSD denial?

Your injury has kept you from returning to your Kentucky workplace, so it seemed as if applying for Social Security disability benefits was the right thing to do. However, now you have received a denial. How will you support yourself if you cannot work? Is this the end of the line?

Did you suffer a mild brain injury in a car accident?

Car accidents often cause more serious damage than we may immediately realize, especially if a person suffers a blow to the head in the course of the accident itself. In some cases, victims may not even realize they suffered the injury, or may not remember striking their head at all.

How often do people fall asleep while driving?

There are many threats that drivers and passengers face on a daily basis. However, it is especially dangerous when someone falls asleep behind the wheel or is too tired to safely operate their vehicle. Every year, far too many people are involved in drowsy driving collisions in Bowling Green and around Kentucky, which often lead to serious injuries and even the loss of life. Sadly, drivers fall asleep while they are supposed to be in control of their vehicles far too frequently.

How are residents hurt in nursing homes?

If you have recently helped your loved one relocate to a nursing home, or are living in a facility yourself, you could have different concerns, from the cost of living in the facility to the emotional impact of relocation. However, there are other problems that can arise in nursing homes and it is essential for you to keep an eye out for any instances of wrongdoing. Sadly, many nursing home residents have sustained an injury due to the negligent behavior of someone else inside a nursing home.

Preventing MRSA with soap and water

Checking into a Kentucky hospital, most people are probably aware that hospital-acquired infections are a risk. According to WebMD, staph bacteria may be carried by people who do not currently have an infection, and can be transmitted through contact. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in particular, is easily spread.

LOOK CLOSELY AT REVERSE MORTGAGES

What is a reverse mortgage? It is a loan against the equity in a house available to those over 62, who own their own home outright or have a small mortgage balance, and occupy the property as their principal residence.

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