Health care workers are extremely important, but few people are aware of the fact that these workers face a risk of injury or illness that is higher than most other types of jobs. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital workers face more safety risks in one day of work than do people employed in construction or manufacturing.
In the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Act, there is something called the exclusive remedy provision. This provision protects employers from being sued in certain situations in which an employee was injured or killed. Instead of suing the employer, injured employees or the families of deceased employees can seek workers' compensation.
With so much attention being placed on organ donation, it is not uncommon for people to decide to share one of their kidneys with someone else. It is likely that more than one person in Corinth has undergone surgery in order to help another. The last thing they expect, however, is to be the victim of surgical errors. When mistakes are made in the operating room, patients can suffer long-lasting effects such as pain, a worsened condition or new health issues that require additional medical treatment.
As the lifespan of Corinth residents has grown longer, there has become a need for more care centers dedicated to caring for the elderly. However, as more of these homes are established, the rate of nursing home abuse has increased, with allegations of neglect, assault and inept staff that often do not have the training or experience to properly care for residents. Nursing home neglect is a serious issue in our society today and it is important for people to be aware of it and take an active part in the care of elderly family members.
Every year, thousands of people are killed and injured in crashes involving vehicles. Often, these accidents are caused by the fault of distracted drivers who just happened to take their attention off of the road at the wrong time. Texting and driving has also influenced the rise of collisions and so it is more important than ever for people to pay attention to the environment around them. When someone is killed or injured in a car accident, whether in Corinth or in some other part of the state, there can be many challenges that face the victims and their families, and their only course of action may be to hold the party at fault financially responsible.