Halloween Safety Tips from Potter Burnett Law

October 15, 2018

We’ve all heard Halloween horror stories. What’s even scarier, however, is when stories like these involve you or a loved one. While this holiday can be a lot of fun for all ages, it’s important to make sure that you take a few simple precautions in order to mitigate potential safety risks. Unattended candles, dangerous […]

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Where to Find and Compare Nursing Home Ratings

October 15, 2018

Whether you’re looking for the right nursing home facility for a loved one or doing some more research into a nursing home a loved one is currently in, the process can become a struggle. On-site inspections conducted by official state health professionals, in order to assess compliance with federal standards of care, are the best […]

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Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands to Gruesome Deaths

October 15, 2018

No one tracks sepsis cases closely enough to know how often these severe infections turn fatal, but the toll is enormous. Source: by Fred Schulte, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News and Joe Mahr, Chicago Tribune / Sep. 6, 2018 Shana Dorsey first caught sight of the purplish wound on her father’s lower back as he […]

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Calvert County Woman Dies When Truck Crosses Center Line

September 17, 2018

Source: Deb Belt, Patch National Staff A Calvert County woman died in a weekend Severna Park crash when a pickup crossed the center line and hit her car, police say. SEVERNA PARK, MD — A Calvert County woman died Saturday when the car she was driving has hit by a pickup truck that crossed the […]

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2 killed in another wrong-way crash on Route 50 in Annapolis

September 10, 2018

Source: Eye on Annapolis | Staff Maryland State Police are investigating a crash in which two people died early Sunday morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly after 12:50 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Annapolis Barrack responded to eastbound U.S. Route 50 at Ridgely Avenue on a report of a two-vehicle crash. According to […]

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Driver Hits Odenton Woman Walking Dog

September 7, 2018

Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton. Source: By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff ODENTON, MD — Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton, and […]

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Potter Burnett Law Adopts African Lion

September 5, 2018

Potter Burnett Law has adopted an African lion through the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute of the National Zoo for another year! The African lion is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Lion populations have greatly decreased due to habitat loss and human conflict. This adoption supports Friends […]

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Medicare Takes Aim At Boomerang Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Patients

August 29, 2018

Source: Jordan Rau | Kaiser Health News “Oh my God, we dropped her!” Sandra Snipes said she heard the nursing home aides yell as she fell to the floor. She landed on her right side where her hip had recently been replaced. She cried out in pain. A hospital clinician later discovered her hip was […]

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‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

August 29, 2018

Source: Jordan Rau | Kaiser Health News Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate. The records for the first time reveal frequent and significant fluctuations in day-to-day staffing, […]

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Medicare Lowers Ratings of 1,400 Nursing Homes due to Staffing Concerns

August 29, 2018

  Source: Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas | Kaiser Health News   Medicare has lowered its star ratings for staffing levels in 1 in 11 of the nation’s nursing homes — almost 1,400 of them — because they either had inadequate numbers of registered nurses or failed to provide payroll data that proved they had […]

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