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Sweeney Law FirmRheumatologistsRheumatologists are doctors with expanded knowledge of diseases and afflictions that affect primarily the joints and musculoskeletal components (including connective tissue and soft tissue) causing pain and inflammation. A patient with any of the followinSweeney Law FirmRole of Restorative NursingMany nursing homes have restorative nursing programs designed to ensure each resident will maintain the functional gains made in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Sweeney Law FirmRole of the Nursing Home AdministratorThe role of the nursing home administrator is to supervise, plan, develop, monitor and maintain appropriate standards of care throughout all departments in the nursing home. The nursing home administrator must have effective communication, leadership, Sweeney Law FirmSalmonella Poisoning  Salmonella poisoning, or salmonellosis is an infection caused by salmonella bacteria and is the most common type of food poisoning. Symptoms of salmonellosis set in about 12 to 72 hours after a person has come in contact with the bacteria. The infectionSweeney Law FirmScreening of StaffNursing homes are responsible for screening applicants for a history of abusive behaviors prior to hire. They cannot employ individuals found guilty of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents. They also cannot employ those individuals with a findSweeney Law FirmSepsisWhat is sepsis? Sepsis is a life-threatening illness in which the immune system has developed an increased response to infection. The illness causes blood changes, which can lead to loss of blood flow to major organs, resulting in organ damage. Sepsis Sweeney Law FirmSexual Assault and Molestation in Nursing Homes: Know Your RightsNo one wants to think about sexual abuse in nursing homes. We all want to think when we place a vulnerable loved one into a nursing home for care, that we are doing the best thing for them. In many cases, a nursing home is the safest and best living...Sweeney Law FirmShoulder DystociaShoulder Dystocia, also known as stuck shoulder, occurs during labor and delivery when the baby's shoulder is trapped behind the mother's pubic bone (which is the most common) or when the shoulder becomes trapped in the hollow of the mother's tailbone. StSweeney Law FirmSmall Bowel Obstruction and Medical Malpractice  The small bowel is the proximal portion of the intestine distal to the stomach, comprising the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. A small bowel obstruction or  a small intestinal obstruction is either a mechanical or functional blockage of the intestinal traSweeney Law FirmSpinal Cord InjuriesSpinal cord injuries can be divided into several categories: inherited, birth trauma, and acquired. Acquired spinal cord injuries is a broad category covering infectious agents or mechanical forces that cause spinal cord injury. Other types of acquired sp