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Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Posted On: March 15, 2017 under
elderly abuse
The decision to move your loved one into a nursing home is one of the most difficult you will ever make. Even if you know it’s the best way to keep your loved one safe and well cared for, it can be mentally, emotionally, and financially taxing.. Read More »

The Insidious Problem of Elder Abuse by Nursing Home Caregivers

Posted On: February 24, 2017 under
choosing a nursing home for your loved one
The elderly are often a vulnerable population. Whether due to illness or the frailty of aging, they are more susceptible to mistreatment and abuse than younger adults. For this reason, they are expected to have special protection when they move into nursing homes or residential care facilities... Read More »

Mandatory Arbitration Clauses to Remain for Now

Posted On: December 6, 2016 under
A Mississippi federal judge recently ruled that the prohibition of arbitration clauses in nursing home agreements, put into law in September of this year, cannot be enforced. Due to go into effect in stages starting on November 28, a major part of the new law would have.. Read More »

Safety Concerns with Durham Bus Company

Posted On: November 22, 2016 under
child bus accident
Massey & Associates Wins Settlement Against Durham Bus Company A 12-year-old Hamilton County boy was injured by fellow students on a school bus operated by Durham Bus Company. When he arrived at his bus stop, his grandmother found that he could barely get down the steps from.. Read More »

Police Cite Texting Woman in Hit-and-Run Crash

Posted On: November 17, 2016 under
dangerous driving includes distracted driving
In late October, a six-year-old Tennessee boy named John Paul Taylor was getting off his school bus when he was hit by a car. Although the bus was stopped, as were all of the other cars around it as the boy moved to cross the street, one.. Read More »

Drugged Driving Accidents Increase in Tennessee

Posted On: October 27, 2016 under
dangers of driving with drugs DUI
According to data recently released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, drugged driving is now a bigger cause of deaths on the state’s roads than drunk and distracted driving. In just one recent example, in 2015 a semi truck near Chattanooga slammed into the back of a Toyota.. Read More »

Motorist Endangering Students’ Lives in North Georgia and Hamilton County

Posted On: October 25, 2016 under
Motorcycle dangers to students
In a recent story on WDEF’s website, Logan Patterson and Edith Chavarria-Hernandez, are each facing charges in Whitfield County for allegedly failing to stop for school buses that were dropping of children. The two drivers were reported to law enforcement by witnesses who recorded the license plates.. Read More »

Arbitration Clauses at Nursing Homes Face a New Ban

Posted On: October 13, 2016 under
Retirement Home Neglect
In the biggest change to nursing home regulations in 25 years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has just banned binding pre-dispute arbitration agreements from nursing home contracts. In addition to banning these arbitration clauses, they have also passed rules requiring homes to serve a range.. Read More »

Tennessee Sees Seat Belt Use Increase

Posted On: September 22, 2016 under
Tennessee Sees Seatbelt Use Increase
An observational survey study by the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) has found that in 2016, the number of drivers and front-seat passengers wearing safety belts jumped to almost 89 percent. Per the study, the statewide average comes to 88.95 percent of people.. Read More »

Universal Life Insurance Policies Under Fire

Posted On: September 20, 2016 under
Universal Life Insurance Policies
Of all the insurance policies people are advised to have, life insurance is one of the most important. Because it protects a person’s dependents financially after that person dies, it is strongly advised that everyone with a family have some sort of life insurance policy. Unfortunately, according.. Read More »
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