• Hospital Bed Evictions: How a Nursing Home Injury Lawyer in Cleveland Can Help

    Posted on August 12th, 2016 admin No comments

    Imagine going to the hospital because you are sick, and once you are there, learning you can never return home.

    That’s exactly the predicament that thousands of nursing home patients face every year. They go to the hospital, only to find their nursing home won’t take them back in. Any nursing home injury lawyer in Cleveland will point out this is a gross violation of federal laws and regulations. Yet very few states actually enforce these laws, and residents have only legal support to turn to for advocacy.

    Take the case of Bruce Anderson. For more than a year, all he’s had to call home is a hospital room at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, since he was sent there for treatment in May of 2015. After sending him to the clinic for treatment of his pneumonia, his nursing home refused to admit him.

    And he’s not alone. Every year, thousands of nursing home residents find themselves evicted, illegally, following hospitalization.

    “It’s easy to describe this situation as a Catch-22,” Tony Chicotel, a staff attorney with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, told NPR. “Each agency does its own thing, and they don’t work together very well, and the residents fall through the hole. But at this point I think [the problem] is indifference.”

    If your family member finds themselves in this situation, talk to one of our nursing home injury lawyers in Cleveland, at Linton Law Firm. Your loved one has rights. Let us help you protect them.

  • How the Friendship of 2 Army Buddies May One Day Change the Lives of Every Client of a Brain Injury Lawyer in Cleveland

    Posted on August 5th, 2016 admin No comments

    Army buddies Kit Parker’s and Chris Moroski’s story would inspire any client of a brain injury lawyer in Cleveland. It has all the best elements of movies that break your heart and reaffirm you belief in friendship and humanity at the same time. Read on.

    Parker and Moroski became friends jumping out of airplanes together in the 1990s. After 9/11, the two went their separate directions in the two wars that resulted from that attack, Parker to Afghanistan, Moroski to Iraq.

    After their deployments, life continued on as usual, at least on the surface. Parker pursued a new career as a heart research scientist. Moroski, who had a bit of a rougher landing back into civilian life, spent his days at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Ga, healing injuries from an IED that had blown up his vehicle during a patrol near Ramadi. Doctors had been promising a quick recovery, but from frequent phone calls between the two army buddies, Parker realized something was amiss.

    “He’d lose his train of thought,” Parker remembered. “He couldn’t remember stuff,” including being awarded the Purple Heart, big stuff that’s tough to lose in the memory of your average soldier.

    Parker pledged to help his friend. Beyond the frequent phone calls, Parker turned to his next best resource: science. From his heart research, he knew that sudden forces, similar to an IED blast, could have severe effects on the heart. Could such a blast also affect the brain?

    “I had to bring the battlefield into the lab,” Parker remembered.

    After much research, Parker published a paper demonstrating how a blast wave could cause integrins to send signals that could disrupt brain cell connections. “When that happens, it affects the networks that allow you to recognize your grandmother’s face or count your change at the fast-food restaurant,” Parker explained.

    Dr. Geoffrey Ling, who at one time had been the Army’s leading expert on traumatic brain injury, describes Parker’s research as “a fundamental insight.”

    Parker’s discovery could one day make a difference to all people suffering from brain injury, including civilians. That would be good news to the clients of any brain injury lawyer in Cleveland.

    “Success is that a quarterback doesn’t suffer from dementia after being sacked,” Parker concludes. “Success is that brain injury is no longer the leading cause of death of children. Success is a war fighter gets blown up in some Third World rathole somewhere and he can still count his change at Burger King afterwards.”