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Hardy Wolf & Downing files personal injury lawsuits in Maine due car accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, and other acts of negligence. Call today.

New OSHA Rules Aim to Curb Workplace Injuries

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Last week, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its new data reporting rule aimed at modernizing injury data collection. According to a recent OSHA news release, the new rule, which goes into effect August 10, 2016, is intended to “nudge” employers to increase precautions that reduce workplace injuries and illnesses…. Read more »

Family: Maine Med Patient’s 6th Story Jump Not Suicide

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A man who jumped from a sixth story window in the Richards Tower of the Maine Medical Center last month was not attempting suicide but, rather, suffering from impaired judgment due to a brain injury, according to his family.  The man, identified as Paul Cady of Hollis, was recovering from a motorcycle accident that took… Read more »

Updated OSHA Reporting Requirements Yield Workplace Accident Data

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Now that the first year under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new workplace injury reporting requirements has come and gone, the agency is now assessing the implications of the data gleaned in the past 12 months and what it may reveal about employer-based safety initiatives and precautions. In support of that effort, OSHA… Read more »

Long-Term Complications Tied to Early Childhood Brain Injury

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Even children who suffer a mild brain injury early in life are at risk of long-term functional impairments and learning disabilities, suggests new research published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers also found that a child’s home environment plays an important role in the healing and outcome of pediatric head trauma, with poorer outcomes noted in children… Read more »

Social Media Now Plays a Role in Nursing Home Abuse

Care Worker Mistreating Senior Woman At Home

Adding to the growing problem of nursing home abuse across the country, recent reports reveal that some nursing home workers are violating the privacy of the elderly in their care by posting dehumanizing and private images and videos of residents on social media sites, such as Snapchat. This recent trend has lead to criminal charges in some cases, since taking… Read more »

Study Shows Slowing of Brain Blood Flow Following Concussion

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Though still considered preliminary in nature, recent research findings suggest that patients who experience a concussion may suffer reduced blood flow to the brain even after symptoms of the trauma are deemed to have subsided. The study was unveiled early this month as part of the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting, and was… Read more »

Patient Motivation Key for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

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Medical experience has shown the critical role that patient motivation plays in recovering from a spinal cord injury or stroke. Up until now, however, there has been a lack of neuroscientific data that explains how this motivation impacts or promotes the recovery of motor function. A recent study conducted by Japanese researchers focused on the… Read more »

Canoe Accident Claims Lives of Pennsylvania Retirees

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Early this month, a canoeing accident claimed the lives of a married couple from Warrington, Pennsylvania. Their death occurred just as they should have been preparing for their golden years; the couple was planning to retire next year to Jonesport, Maine, near where their bodies were found. If you or a loved one has been… Read more »

Thompson Lake Boating Accident Injures Eight

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The Maine Warden Service is investigating a boating accident that occurred late in July 2015 on Thompson Lake in Otisfield. The two-boat collision is believed to have injured eight people, including two children. A nine-year-old boy had to be airlifted to Maine Medical Center because of his critical injuries. The other child suffered broken bones… Read more »