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What is Behind the Trend of Nursing Home Workers Posting Degrading Photos of Residents Online?

According to WCMH-TV, a nursing home worker at Autumn Care Center in Newark, Ohio allegedly used a social media website to abuse residents. Reportedly, the nursing home employee taught two patients who suffer from dementia to sing a rap song called “I Love Coco,” which makes references to loving cocaine. After teaching the dementia patients the song, the nursing home worker then videotaped them performing the song and posted the video on Snapchat. In similar cases from around the country, patients have had dehumanizing photos taken of them by workers, including pictures where they were partially or fully nude, and then posted on Snapchat or other social media websites, such as Facebook or Twitter. Protecting nursing home residents from social media abuse has become much more of a priority in recent years. This is due to the fact that an extremely disturbing trend has found momentum. The trend involves cases…
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Does My Car Have Any Recall Notices?

Did you know that more than 53 million vehicles have recall notices in the U.S. during 2016? In fact, more vehicles and auto parts were recalled last year than at any other point in American history. Many of these vehicles were recalled for using defective Takata airbags. These airbags are linked to 11 deaths in the U.S. and almost 200 injuries. Due to a defect with the inflators, Takata airbags explode with excessive force during minor car crashes, sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Although Takata airbags are responsible for much of the recent media attention on recalls, many other vehicles may have been recalled for other defects. If your vehicle is under recall, then it is extremely important to receive repairs as soon as possible. In some cases, defective auto parts may cause catastrophic injuries or death. Many people will have no problem checking if their vehicles have been…
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Grief Shared is Grief Decreased

Nashville Injury Attorney: How to Find Support on Dark Days Where do we turn when the unthinkable happens, and our loved ones are suddenly gone from our lives? In a recent interview, author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explained how a Japanese custom known as Tōrō nagashi helped her come to terms with the loss of her father. Late one night in August, everyone goes to a river or ocean and puts a paper lantern into the water as the sun sets. Each lantern represents a loved one who has passed on. Amidst the darkness, Mockett saw that the river was illuminated by all the lanterns, and she realized how many people are hurting from loss. Feeling less alone, she says she found this comforting. She said that while she could not make the pain go away, she could broaden her horizons and expand her concept of community. “[T]he backdrop against which…
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Employers in Tennessee May be Able to Opt-Out of Workers’ Comp

Lawmakers are looking to expand the 2014 reform of the Tennessee workers’ compensation law, which has had a major impact on the state’s injured workers. A push for another reform is brewing in the General Assembly when it meets early next year. This time, allowing employers to opt out of the state worker’s compensation system and design their own benefits for injured workers is on the table. The opt-out legislation in Tennessee was introduced earlier this year. It’s rooted in Texas, where companies have had the choice for many years. Last year, Oklahoma adopted the legislation and it’s been proposed in South Carolina. Sen. Mark Green said he’s listening to companies such as Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. and other Tennessee firms including Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. Green said the main issue is allowing employers and employees to work together on rehabilitation and returning to work,…
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