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May 2018 Archives

Can family be held liable when an elderly driver injures someone?

As our population ages, there are more senior and even elderly drivers on the road. Nearly 36 million drivers today are at least 65. Some are conscientious, safe drivers. Others, whether because of cognitive impairment, vision and/or hearing loss, slowed reaction time, physical impairments or the effect of medications, pose a danger to themselves and others on (and even near) the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "fatal crash rates increase noticeably starting at ages 70-74 and are highest among drivers age 85 and older."

Charges filed in death of elderly father of former Trump official

No matter how much power and wealth people have, they can't always protect loved ones in nursing homes from negligence and abuse. Former national security advisor H.R. McMaster is dealing with the death of his 84-year-old father in a senior living facility just days after he was admitted following a stroke. General McMaster lost his position in the Trump administration this spring amid reports that he and the president didn't see eye-to-eye on a number of issues.

Report racism in the workplace when you see it

Racism is a hot-button topic these days, thanks to a lot of media exposure of racially-charged incidents across the country. There's an ugly undercurrent of racism happening in a lot of businesses — and both customers and employees can be damaged as a result.

New study strengthens links between brain injury and dementia

We've all become more cognizant of the short-term and long-term impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI), thanks to researchers around the world and professional athletes who have donated their brains for study after their death. Approximately 50 million people around the world experience TBIs every year.

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