Monday, 2 March 2015 16:59

Nursing Home Standard of Care

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

If a nursing home accepts Medicare, the facility must follow Federal Regulations which establish the standard of care. Some of these regulations (which can be read in their entirety here) are as follows:

On accidents:

  • The resident environment remains as free of accident hazards as possible; and
  • Each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.

On bedsores:

  • A resident who enters the facility without pressure sores does not develop pressure sores unless the individual’s clinical condition demonstrates that they were unavoidable; and
  • A resident having pressure sores receives necessary treatment and services to promote healing, prevent infection and prevent new sores from developing.

On activities of daily living:

  • A resident’s abilities in activities of daily living do not diminish unless circumstances of the individual’s clinical condition demonstrate that diminution was unavoidable.
  • A resident who is unable to carry out activities of daily living receives the necessary services to maintain good nutrition, grooming, and personal and oral hygiene.

To learn more, visit our Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Page.

Contact Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com to discuss your legal options without obligation.

Friday, 27 February 2015 14:03

Drug Alert: Zofran & Birth Defects

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Zofran (generic name: ondansetron) is a prescription medication used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. Recent studies have shown that Zofran can have serious side effects for both mother and infant.

Though it still allows the medication to be prescribed, the FDA has stated that taking Zofran while pregnant can lead to potentially serious side effects. The most common of these side effects include the following birth defects:

  • Musculoskeletal anomalies
  • Mouth deformities
  • Jaundice
  • Heart defects

If you or your baby suffered traumatic side effects as a result of taking Zofran, don’t delay. Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:32

Tune in to Good Morning Arkansas today!

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Kayce Green will be on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas this morning! Tune in to KATV Channel 7 at 9:00AM CT to hear Kayce answer all of your legal questions.

Friday, 20 February 2015 14:42

A Lawyer Joke for Your Friday

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

What do you get if you put 100 lawyers in your basement?

A whine cellar.

Check out our Lawyer Jokes page and have a giggle on us. And Happy Friday!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:22

Vertebral Artery Dissection & Stroke

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Vertebral artery dissection leading to stroke? Post chiropractic neck manipulation?

If you’ve experienced one, you need to call Law Offices of Gary Green.

Defense verdict in a 4-day jury trial in February 2015, where a 28-year-old patient suffered a stroke after chiropractic neck manipulation and without informed consent. Juror interviews after the verdict indicated juror reasoning was that a warning would not have made a difference in the plaintiff’s decision to undergo the procedure.

Despite this verdict, Law Offices of Gary Green is willing to review similar cases. We are convinced that improperly performed neck manipulations can cause vertebral artery dissection. At a minimum, we are convinced that chiropractic manipulations can cause the release of blood clots (from a VAD already in progress) that can cause strokes.

Call Law Offices of Gary Green toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 13 February 2015 14:41

A Lawyer Joke for Your Friday

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Why are deceased lawyers buried 12 feet under, when everyone else gets buried only 6 feet under?

Because deep down, lawyers are really good people.

Check out our Lawyer Jokes page and have a giggle on us. And Happy Friday!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:26

Drug & Medical Device Claims

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Offices of Gary Green is currently pursuing several drug and medical device claims, including metal-on-metal hip replacements, Xarelto, NuvaRing, Yaz and Yasmin, and many more.

Check out our Drug & Medical Device Claims page to learn more and find out if you or a loved one is entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN to speak to an attorney today.

Sometime in the 1850s, Abraham Lincoln prepared to give a law lecture. Although there is no record of whether he eventually gave the lecture, his notes are worth sharing.

Here are some of our favorite pearls of wisdom from Lincoln’s notes:

  • The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day. Never let your correspondence fall behind. Whatever piece of business you have in hand, before stopping, do all the labor pertaining to it which can then be done.
  • Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech. And yet there is not a more fatal error to young lawyers than relying too much on speech-making. If any one, upon his rare powers of speaking, shall claim an exemption from the drudgery of the law, his case is a failure in advance. 
  • Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can… As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. 

Source: Roger Norton’s Abraham Lincoln research site

Judge John Norman Harkey is retired. The following standing order is still issued today in every divorce case in Independence County, Arkansas.

Proper Conduct of Divorced or Separated Parents

TO THE PARENTS: Your children are usually the losers when parents separate. They are deprived of the full-time, proper guidance that two parents can give. This guidance and direction are essential to their moral and spiritual growth.

There is no doubt some bitterness between you, but it should not be inflicted upon your children. In every child’s mind, there must and should be an image of two good parents. Your future conduct with your children will help them if you observe and comply with the following orders:

  1. DO NOT poison your child’s mind against either their mother or father by discussing their shortcomings.
  2. If you are separated but not divorced, DO NOT expose your children to any person with whom you may be emotionally involved. This includes living with a person with whom you are emotionally involved.
  3. If you are divorced, DO NOT expose your children to any person with whom you may be living unless you are married to that person. Proper and acceptable contact and association with other persons after divorce is not prohibited under this rule.
  4. DO NOT use your visitation as an excuse to continue arguments with your spouse or former spouse.
  5. DO NOT visit with your children if you have been drinking or engaging in any kind of illegal drug use.
  6. DO NOT visit your children at unreasonable times.
  7. DO NOT fail to notify your spouse or former spouse as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your visitation. It is unfair to your children to keep them waiting and worse to disappoint them by not coming at all.
  8. Make your visitation as pleasant as possible for your children by NOT questioning them regarding the activities of your spouse or former spouse and by NOT making extravagant promises which you know you cannot or will not keep.
  9. The parent with whom the children live MUST prepare them both physically and mentally for the visitation. The children should be available at the time mutually agreed upon.
  10. If one parent has plans for the children that conflict with the visitation and these plans are in the best interests of the children, be adults and work out the problem together.
  11. Always work for the spiritual well-being, health, happiness, and safety of your children.

A copy of this order shall be attached to each decree before it is filed. This order is incorporated by reference in such Decree.

John Norman Harkey, Circuit Judge

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:42

The Safest Car Models on the Road Right Now

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Following Monday’s blog post about the most dangerous cars on the road, today we’re introducing nine car models that could save your life in a crash.

The following vehicles are so safe that they boast a driver death rate of zero:

  1. Audi A4 four-wheel-drive luxury car
  2. Honda Odyssey minivan
  3. Kia Sorento SUV
  4. Lexus RX 350 four-wheel-drive luxury SUV
  5. Mercedes-Benz GL-Class four-wheel-drive luxury SUV
  6. Subaru Legacy four-wheel-drive midsize car
  7. Toyota Highlander hybrid four-wheel-drive SUV
  8. Toyota Sequoia four-wheel-drive SUV
  9. Volvo XC90 four-wheel-drive luxury SUV

The study was done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Source: USA Today