When caring for an aging loved one becomes too much to bear, millions of Americans turn to nursing homes or assisted living facilities to help them meet the needs they simply cannot keep up with. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of adults will at some point live in a nursing home before they die. This number is expected to increase over the years, highlighting the reliance that many have on these important institutions. What if you believe your mother, father, grandmother, great aunt or elderly friend is being mistreated or even abused in a nursing home? Watch for these four signs.
California has the highest estimated number of dog bites, and the highest costs associated with them. With 1,684 claims made alone and the average cost per claim close to $45,000, the total cost for dog bite injuries in the state is close to $8 million. When someone is bitten by a dog, who pays to cover medical treatments and any other costs associated to the incident?