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PKSD Newsletter: Protecting You and Your Party Guests During the Holidays

Thanksgiving weekend 2021 is sure to be full of parties, good food and drinking. After the impact the pandemic had on last year’s holiday season, friends and family are ready to enjoy celebrating in person with loved ones. However, with heavier holiday traffic and the risk of more drunk drivers,…

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Liability if a Nursing Home Resident Suffers a Head Injury

Residents in nursing homes may often suffer injuries in the very place that is supposed to protect them. Whether broken bones, cuts or bruises, these falls can be quite risky for an elderly person. Head injuries are one of the most common – and serious – types of injuries residents…

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Troubled Iowa Nursing Home Taking Steps to Improve Care

An Iowa nursing home, recently assessed with multiple care violations, says it is now 100 percent compliant and taking steps to turn things around. Garden View Care Center is a facility based in Shenandoah, Iowa. It is one of 10 state facilities that has been placed on the Centers for…

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Can Adult Children Be Held Liable if an Elderly Parent Causes a Crash?

Adult children may have a lot of tough decisions to make as their parents get older. One major concern may include having to decide when an elderly parent should give up driving. This is especially relevant if a medical or physical condition may make them an unsafe driver. What if…

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The COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes is Worse Than Ever

It is by now a well-known and established fact that nursing homes across the country have been most affected by the ongoing COVID crisis. In fact, nursing home residents and staff account for approximately one-fifth of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths. Statistically, that means about one out of every 10 nursing…

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What You Need to Know About Discovery in a Personal Injury Claim

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim for the first time, it can be helpful to understand more about how the legal process works. There are many phases to a civil lawsuit, and the discovery phase is just one part of it. Discovery is important because it can have…

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What if My Crash Was Due to an Object Falling Off a Passing Vehicle?

No one likes to end up driving behind a vehicle that looks like it is carrying too much cargo or a load that is not properly secured. If an object from a car or debris from a truck suddenly flew off and hit your vehicle, it could lead to a…

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PKSD Newsletter: Child Safety at Halloween and Beyond

Halloween has always been a fun time of year for children who cannot wait for an excuse to put on a costume. Whether driving your trick-or-treaters around or staying closer to home, we have some useful guidelines to help keep your children from harm on Halloween and throughout the year….

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Nursing Home Liability for Failure to Follow Care Plans After a Fall

Falling is a leading concern for residents in long-term care. Many residents are frail for age-related reasons, making them more prone to having a fall. For others, however, the risk is greater because of an underlying medical condition that may make the consequences after a fall more dangerous. PKSD explains…

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How is Fault Determined for a Blind Spot Crash?

Getting behind the wheel of any vehicle carries inherent risks. This is not surprising since driving involves heavy pieces of machinery traveling the same roads, often at high speed. Blind spots are just one of the ever-present hazards. Many drivers may take care to use their mirrors before turning or…

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