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Scaffolding and Ladder Injures

Transcript: Hi. I’m Indiana personal injury attorney David Holub. Workers can be killed or injured if the ladder or scaffolding they are using collapses. Scaffolds include what we sometimes refer to as suspended platforms like those used by window washers in tall buildings. But more often we see injuries with scaffolding assembled in residential home […]

Are Hospital Falls Preventable?

Picture this. You are in the hospital for a routine procedure or surgery and you expect to be out in a few days. As you are recovering, in a weaker state and on various prescription pain medications, a nurse who is supposed to help you get out of bed and over to the bathroom fails […]

Assessing the Harm from a Hospital or Nursing Home Fall

Throughout the years, we’ve handled several cases involving falls in hospitals and in nursing homes. Regardless of whether a fall occurs at a hospital or nursing home, certain steps taken by medical staff after a fall can make a world of difference in identifying and quickly treating an injury caused by a fall. Unfortunately, we’ve […]

Is a Nursing Home Fall Inevitable?

The statistics are astounding. About 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries. And those who don’t die, frequently face injuries resulting in permanent disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another fact is that fear of falling again can cause depression, feelings of helplessness, and social […]

Escalator Mishaps and Injuries

Injuries sustained from an escalator fall can be traumatizing and very painful. You have bags in your hand, you’re not paying attention, just following the crowd and suddenly the escalator speeds up then stops suddenly. You lose your balance. Then one after another people start falling into each other. Escalators are part of the human […]