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Elderly caregiver facing assault charges for alleged abuse

Living in an elderly care facility can be difficult for those who live in them. It can also be difficult for anyone who works at one of these care facilities to care for the many elderly people who are patients. However, despite the difficulties, anyone in the Providence area living in a care facility deserves to get the best care and treatment possible.

Authorities have charged a 27-year-old woman with neglect and assault in a case involving a woman who lived in the elderly care facility where the woman worked. According to reports, the elderly woman, who has dementia, claims that the caregiver grabbed her and bruised her arm while fighting with her last year. According to court papers, the elderly woman also claimed that the caregiver covered her face with a pillow.

Authorities charge two nursing home workers of elderly abuse

No one should ever be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. However, despite efforts to prevent them, these incidents still happen in Providence, and elsewhere. Anyone who has been the victim of abuse or neglect could be eligible for compensation for his or her pain and suffering.

Authorities have charged two women who work at a nursing home facility after they allegedly took video of each other hitting a patient at the facility. The two women, both of whom are 18-years-old, have been officially charged with aggravated battery of a person older than 60, which is a class 3 felony. They also face charges of illegally videotaping the incident. They are being held on $15,000 bond.

Rhode Island woman killed while walking with her mother

Although most people feel they are safe while walking, the fact is, there are accidents involving pedestrians every day, including in the Providence area. When a vehicle strikes a person the consequences are often severe and sometimes they even end up deadly. Any pedestrian who has been hit by a negligent or careless driver might be eligible for compensation.

A Rhode Island College professor was killed recently when a vehicle reportedly struck her while she was walking with her mother. According to reports, the 43-year-old woman was walking with her 72-year-old mother on the side of the street when a pickup truck reportedly went off the road and hit both of them. Both of the victims were taken to the hospital where the one woman died. Her mother was still listed in critical condition at the time of this report.

Two people are dead, more than 20 hurt after car slams into crowd

Imagine being an innocent bystander enjoying a night out on the town, when a speeding car suddenly slams into you and everyone else around you. No one should ever have to be the victim of a pedestrian accident, but unfortunately these types of incidents do happen in Providence and elsewhere.

Two people were killed and at least 23 more were hurt when a car slammed into a crowd of people standing outside a nightclub in Austin as part of the South By Southwest music festival, recently. According to reports, authorities attempted to pull the man over because they believed he was driving under the influence. However, he allegedly sped way from the officers, broke through a barrier and slammed into the crowd of music festival attendees.

Nursing home under fire after two veterans allegedly neglected

Nursing home facilities in the Providence area, as well as anywhere else, have a difficult job. It’s not easy taking care of elderly patients who are suffering from severe medical conditions. However, every patient in one of these facilities deserves to have the best care possible.

The families of two men who recently died while receiving care in a nursing home facility are claiming that their deaths could have been prevented. According to the men’s families both of them died because of neglect by those who were supposed to be caring for them. In the case of one man, who had dementia, workers were reportedly supposed to check on him every 15 minutes. However, according to reports, the caregivers failed to check him for nearly an hour and he accidently hung himself by trying to get out of a wheelchair restraint.

Wrong-way crash leaves one dead, three others hurt

Have you ever been involved in a car crash? If so, then you probably already know how traumatic it can be. Car accidents have the potential to leave people seriously injured and many times they can be fatal. When a person in the Providence area has been hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behavior he or she may be entitled to compensation for his or her pain and suffering.

One person was killed and three other people were seriously hurt after they were involved a two-car crash in Pawtucket, recently. According to reports, the driver of a Honda Civic was traveling the wrong way on Route 95. Investigators say that they received several reports that a vehicle was driving the wrong way on the highway, including one that mentioned that the car had struck a median. The vehicle eventually collided with a Chevy SUV.

Woman wins lawsuit after slipping on ice at hotel

Although many business and property owners in the Providence area take several precautionary steps to ensure that their premises are safe, not all of them do enough. There are still others who knowingly neglect safety hazards, which can leave other people susceptible to being hurt. However, property owners have the legal obligation to make sure their premises are safe. Failing to do so could lead to a premises liability lawsuit.

A jury has awarded a 59-year-old woman damages for an injury she suffered after slipping and falling on a private sidewalk while staying at a hotel. According to the lawsuit, the woman slipped on an icy sidewalk and broke her ankle. She has already undergone two surgeries and is now suffering from arthritis in her ankle. According to her attorney she may eventually need ankle fusion surgery down the road. A jury awarded her $1.2 million.

Lawsuit alleges neglect in nursing home patient's death

No one really wants to see his or her close loved one put in a nursing home or other similar type of elderly care facility. However, the fact is many people will have to spend time in one of theses kinds of homes. When a person does have to put loved in a nursing home he or she expects that his or her loved one will get the best care and treatment possible, but it doesn’t always work out that way.

According to reports, investigators have arrested nine people in connection with a nursing home death and an alleged plot to cover it up. The incident involved the death of a 72-year-old patient who apparently died when workers failed to respond to alarms indicating that her ventilator had become detached. According to reports, the facility told the woman’s family that she had suffered a heart attack

Investigation ongoing into two-car crash that hurts five people

Personal injuries can happen to anyone at any time, but car accidents are typically some of the worst kind of accidents that can happen. Anyone in the Providence area who has been hurt due to another driver’s negligent behavior could be eligible for compensation.

Authorities are still investigating a serious two-car crash that left five people injured, including two critically. According to reports the accident happened when a car carrying two people was traveling the wrong way and slammed into another vehicle traveling northbound, which was carrying three people. The two cars hit each other head-on.

Woman sues Wal-Mart after claiming she slipped on wet floor

Although most people might not ever think about it, anytime a person in the Providence area is in a public place the possibility of injury exists. Any owner of a public location, such as a restaurant or a grocery store has the responsibility to make sure that anyone who visits his or her location is safe from injury or other harm.

A woman is suing a Wal-Mart store after she claims she was injured while shopping in the store due to a puddle of water in one of the aisles. According to court papers, the water had gathered in the ice cream aisle, where the woman eventually slipped and fell while shopping. The woman claims that because of her fall she was seriously hurt with disabling injuries. According to the suit the woman suffered injuries to her back, hip and knee.