Tag Archives: Distress

Nursing Home Held Liable for Improper Treatment of Patient’s Respiratory Distress

Carolyn Cauffiel was 75 and had a history of pneumonia. She was admitted to the Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center for a five-month period. While she was there, she complained of breathing problems. An attending nursing home nurse came to … Continue reading

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Brookings study – Signs of digital distress

Signs of digital distress – Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods – “The internet is now a fundamental component of the American economy, creating new ways to educate, employ, bring services to, and entertain every person. Broadband, especially wireline … Continue reading

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GA Appeals Court Limits Emotional Distress Claims in Suit Over Deadly Boating Accident

Stock image.  Atlanta—The Georgia Court of Appeals Wednesday concluded three children’s claims for emotional distress stemming from a deadly boating accident could go forward, but it limited those claims only to what involved the children's own physical injuries. Malibu Boats LLC … Continue reading

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Pets and Financial Distress

Last weekend, The New York Times published an opinion piece about animal shelters, Are We Loving Shelter Dogs to Death? It highlighted the sad reality that nationwide shelters are horribly overcrowded. According to the piece, a "big part" of shelters' … Continue reading

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$7 Million Settlement for Late Response to Respiratory Distress

Susan Clifford was a 40-year-old Iraq war veteran who was admitted to Veterans Hospital suffering from shortness of breath and flu-like symptoms. Over the next week, she received respiratory therapy, nebulizer treatments and mask ventilation. When the treating medical providers … Continue reading

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