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Sweeney Law FirmInformed ConsentInformed consent in terms of medicine means that a patient has been given in understandable language: Description of their condition or illness Proposed treatment or procedure descriptions  The expected degree of success treatment might provide (there areSweeney Law FirmInjuries and Prevention in Construction Accident FallsYear after year, construction site falls continue to be the most consistent cause for injuries and fatalities among construction workers. In a study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2010, falls from ladders accounted for 20% of all fall-related iSweeney Law FirmIntestinal Strangulation and Intestinal InfarctionIntestinal Strangulation The small intestines function to absorb usable nutrients from the food and fluids we ingest for supplying the building blocks of products all through the body. The large intestines perform minimal absorption functions. Large intesSweeney Law FirmIntracranial HematomaIntracranial hematoma (IH) is bruising, or blood vessel breakage in the brain. Blood being released from the broken vessel into surrounding tissues can cause inflammation, swelling, and pressure that may be life threatening. If an artery in the brain is dSweeney Law FirmIntrauterine Fetal DemiseThe reason for intrauterine fetal demise is unclear in 25% to 60% of cases. Usually fetal demise is given different names depending on the gestational growth weeks the fetus was at. Miscarriage is the term often used when a fetus has died before 20 weeks Sweeney Law FirmLabor and Delivery NursesLabor and delivery (L & D) nurses are nurses that specialize in supporting women through the process of labor. L & D nurses are responsible for monitoring vital signs of the mother to be and fetus. They monitor the progress of labor, and help it to move aSweeney Law FirmLaparoscopic Surgical Injury  Surgery performed in a laparoscopic manner has become the standard for many thoracic and abdominal medical procedures because it is considered minimally invasive. Keeping incisions small means healing after the procedure can be accomplished in less timeSweeney Law FirmLASIK surgical errorsLASIK surgery is an elective surgery utilized for correction of eye refractive errors (near and far sightedness, and astigmatism). LASIK is an acronym for Laser in situ Keratomileusis. An incision is made and a laser is used for reshaping the cornea. The Sweeney Law FirmLegal Ramifications of the Restraint of Nursing Home ResidentsThe restraint of nursing home residents is a very serious issue, and is strictly monitored and prohibited except in extreme circumstances. A restraint is defined as: “any device, material or equipment attached to or near a person's body and which cannot bSweeney Law FirmMalnutrition in Nursing HomesMalnutrition is associated with many chronic diseases of aging. The term malnutrition refers to both undernutrition and overnutrition. Most often times in the nursing home, it is due to undernutrition. Federal regulations under The Omnibus Budget Reconc