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Sweeney 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 homSweeney Law FirmTrauma Surgery Malpractice  There is a term used by emergency rooms trauma surgeons universally. Trauma surgery recognizes what is known as the “golden hour”. The golden hour is a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours immediately following a traumatic injury, durSweeney Law FirmTrucking Accidents - Indiana AttorneyAccidents involving large, commercial trucks are among the most serious and most lethal in the United States. Trucking accidents are a specialized area of practice. The Sweeney Law Firm has contacts with accident investigators, trucking safety experts,Sweeney Law FirmTuberculosisTuberculosis (TB) is a very contagious and spreadable disease in enclosed spaces. TB bacteria is spread through the air by persons talking, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Breathing in TB bacteria can result in the bacteria growing in the lungs (pulmonaaSweeney Law FirmUmbilical Cord CompressionUmbilical cord compression can occur in different ways. The umbilical cord is the lifeline between the mother and the fetus. The fetus receives oxygen and necessary nutrients through the placenta and umbilical cord. The fetus passes carbon dioxide and wasSweeney Law FirmUnauthorized treatment or lack of informed consentInformed consent is the consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or to their participation in a clinical study after being provided all of the necessary information and having achieved an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the Sweeney Law FirmUnexplained Injury or Accident in the Nursing HomeYou’ve just been to see Mom at the nursing home, and while you were there you notice she had a few bruises on her arm and flinched away from the nurse who was checking her vitals. When you ask the nurse about the bruising, you’re told, “Old people bruise Sweeney Law FirmUninsured and Under-insured Motorist ClaimsUninsured and under-insured drivers are a huge burden to this country. The rates for insurance coverage are higher for everyone who does the right thing by being insured. Insured drivers are forced to absorb the negative impact that negligent drivers causSweeney Law FirmUnnecessary Medications and Adverse Drug EffectsAdverse drug effects are especially problematic in the elderly because they have slowed metabolism and excretion of medications. Often times such adverse reactions are caused by the use of unnecessary medications, or the use of medications in excessiveSweeney Law FirmUnnecessary SurgeriesGovernment health statistics shows that American doctors sometimes cause harm instead of good. An estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually with the number of unnecessary hospital stays around 8.9 million a y