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Texas' Worst Nursing Homes

Texas' Worst Nursing Homes

Here’s a discouraging fact for any Texas resident with an elderly loved one: The Lone Star State consistently ranks dead last in the quality of its nursing home facilities. That ranking comes courtesy of Families for Better Care, a nonprofit watchdog group that issues annual nursing home...

7 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

7 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you have the right to expect the highest quality care. Unfortunately, too many nursing homes are poorly, negligently or corruptly run, so patients and residents are put at great risk of preventable injuries, neglect, and abuse. 
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5 Leading Types of Nursing Home Abuse

5 Leading Types of Nursing Home Abuse

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you have every right to be concerned about their health and safety. Nursing home abuse and neglect are real problems that impact far too many of our vulnerable seniors. What’s worse is that many nursing home residents are intimidated and silenced, so...

Three Killed in Chesapeake Oil Rig Explosion

Three Killed in Chesapeake Oil Rig Explosion

A third worker has now died from injuries caused in a Chesapeake Energy Inc. oil well explosion that occurred around 3:30 pm, Wednesday, January 29 just south of Caldwell, Texas. According to Chesapeake, one worker died on-site and a second worker died from severe injuries the next...

Roadcheck Places 12,000 Trucks Out of Service

Roadcheck Places 12,000 Trucks Out of Service

Texas holds the dubious distinction of leading the nation in the number of commercial truck accidents. Many of these accidents and subsequent fatalities were preventable had the trucks received proper maintenance and the drivers adhered to federal transportation safety regulations. 
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The Distracted Driving Epidemic in Texas

The Distracted Driving Epidemic in Texas

On American roads today, more and more innocent victims are being injured and killed in accidents involving distracted driving, and Texas is not an exception. In 2017, a staggering 100,000 crashes were caused by distracted driving in our state. According to Texas’ Department of...

Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

A Wisconsin family survived, but the house was a total loss. Then, to add insult to injury, Tony and Angie Plourde learned that “a $30 natural gas detector could have prevented” the explosion that destroyed their home and could easily have killed them.
February 23 had just been an...