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Sweeney Law FirmUrinary IncontinenceUrinary incontinence is defined as an involuntary loss of urine that is severe enough to cause social or physical consequences for the individual experiencing it. Urinary incontinence affects 35% of all adults and 50% of those residing in long-term carSweeney Law FirmUrinary Tract InfectionsUrinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infections in the elderly. They are also a leading cause of admission to the hospital from the nursing home and a leading cause of death due to blood infections (sepsis). What are risk factoSweeney Law FirmUrology MalpracticeUrology is the field of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females as well as the reproductive system of males. In both males and females, the urinary and reproductive tracts are close together, and disorders of one often affect the Sweeney Law FirmUse of Catheters in Nursing HomesA urinary (foley) catheter is a thin, soft tube inserted in the bladder, and the tube is attached to a bag that collects urine. Catheters are used to assist residents to void if they cannot do so on their own, or if a medical condition warrants use...Sweeney Law FirmVerbal and Emotional Abuse In Nursing Home ResidentsVerbal and emotional abuse may often be disregarded as a less serious issue than physical or sexual abuse. However, especially in the case of nursing home residents, verbal and emotional abuse can be very damaging to a person. Because a nursing home residSweeney Law FirmVicarious LiabilityVicarious liability imposes responsibility upon one person for the failure of another. The word "vicarious" means to take the place of another person or thing; so another party taking legal responsibility for the actions of another. The plaintiff in a mSweeney Law FirmWabash County Personal InjuryIf you are a victim to a serious injury in Wabash County, Indiana, Sweeney Law Firm's attorneys are available to help you understand your rights. The Sweeney Law Firm will evaluate your personal injury claim to determine if it worth pursuing and assist yoSweeney Law FirmWandering and ElopementWandering is an extremely dangerous situation in which a cognitively impaired individual strays into unsafe territory. This represents a life threatening risk for the elderly population living with dementia. The most severe, as well as dangerous, form of Sweeney Law FirmWeight LossIn the nursing home setting, significant weight loss is defined as loss of 5% or more in the last 30 days or 10% or more in the last 180 days. Much weight loss can be prevented in the nursing home with proper care. What are risk factors...Sweeney Law FirmWells County Personal InjuryIf you are a victim to a serious injury in Wells County, Indiana, Sweeney Law Firm's lawyers are available to help you understand your rights. The Sweeney Law Firm will determine whether you have a personal injury case worth pursuing and help you through