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Sweeney Law FirmSurgeries with High Failure RatesCertain types of surgery are more prone to failure than others. Failed surgeries can mean worse pain or symptoms than the patient had prior to surgery, it can mean additional surgery will be necessary, and of course added healing time, lost work time, andSweeney Law FirmSurgical ConsentSurgical consent is defined by giving your physician permission to perform surgery and may not always be in written form. Without this consent given for a surgery it is considered a criminal offense. Informed consent, delves deeper than general consent asSweeney Law FirmSurgical ErrorsSurgery, whether it is minor or major involves many aspects and persons. The possibility of surgical errors increases if surgery is due to an accident (unplanned), is lengthy, or involves more than one surgical team. Surgical teams are made up of many peoSweeney Law FirmSurgical Malpractice  Medical negligence, or surgical malpractice, during a surgical procedure can often result in infection, sepsis, organ damage, immune system issues, and sometimes death. Surgery requires a tremendous level of skill, and even the most minor mistake can prSweeney Law FirmSwallowing Difficulties and Aspiration PneumoniaAspiration is caused by stomach contents and food being misdirected from the esophagus and stomach into the throat and lungs. Studies have shown that dysphagia carries a sevenfold increased risk of aspiration pneumonia and is an independent predictor oSweeney Law FirmThe Danger of Side RailsThe use of side rails in the nursing home setting has been met with scrutiny over the past several years. Many serious injuries and death have occurred from the use of side rails. The following are potential risks of side rails: Strangling, suffocatingSweeney Law FirmThe Feres DoctrineFERES V. UNITED STATES, 340 U. S. 135 (1950) U.S. Supreme Court Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 (1950) Feres v. United States Argued October 12, 1950 Decided December 4, 1950* 340 U.S. 135 CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOSweeney Law FirmThe Role of the Nursing Home DirectorThe 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 FirmTracheostomyTracheostomy is a surgical hole made in the neck and trachea (also known as the windpipe). Tracheostomy may need to be done in cases of injury where the upper part of the respiratory tract is so damaged that air cannot pass through. It may also be utilizeSweeney Law FirmTransfers and LiftsThe goal of any transfer between surfaces such as the bed or chair is to move the resident safely and easily while preventing injury to both the resident and staff. Unfortunately, injuries during transfers can occur, and often it is because nursing hom