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Monetary Assistance for Victims of Auto Accidents or Nursing Home Abuse in Nevada

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Stuck with large medical bills after being involved in a car accident in Las Vegas? The cost of being the victim of a motor vehicle accident can send you deep into debt. Often, our clients are unable to pay for housing expenses, medical bills, and basic living expenses. You may need a loan, which our office can facilitate. We work with many reasonable lenders to help you through the tough times. The State Bar of Nevada forbids attorneys to “front” money before a case settles, so loans are sometimes a client’s only option. Be careful of loan sharks who charge exorbitant interest. Let the attorneys of BENSON & BINGHAM help you sort through the confusion. BENSON & BINGHAM is a full service law firm dedicated to their clients’ legal needs. Our expertise in personal injury claims will provide the ease of mind you need to get back on your feet again. Call or Email us today for a free consultation.

NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT is rampant in the Las Vegas valley. Dehydration, malnutrition, pressure ulcers and bone fractures are just some of the horrifying events our elderly endure while under the supervision of nursing home staff members. We place our trust in these facilities to provide a safe environment for our loved ones to recover from illness or injury, or simply when they require around the clock care. Become familiar with the facility your loved one has been placed in and look for any sign of abuse or neglect. Some signs of abuse include pressure sores, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, lack of infection control, and unnecessary use of restraints. If you or a loved one has become a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect contact our office for a free consultation.

ATTENTION ALL UNLV COLLEGE STUDENTS!

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Beware of those jet setting taxi cab vehicles plowing out of the airport, and heading in the direction of the University. Imagine that you are on your way to class, with a much needed triple shot venti vanilla latte from your favorite coffee house… BAM! You are suddenly and violently struck, t-boned, rear-ended, or involved in a head-on collision with one of those mach 5 commercial vehicles. With significant injuries, you will need quality representation. Call Benson & Bingham.

Report Indicates Nevada Hospital Death Rates Similar to National Average

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A recent report on the death rates in Northern Nevada hospitals found they are consistent with national figures according to the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The report compared heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia death rates between the U.S. average and hospitals in Northern Nevada.

The heart attack death rate for 2006-2007 was 16.4 percent and all seven hospitals in the area were within one percentage point of the national average.  Similarly, heart failure death rates were within one and half percent of national averages.  Pneumonia cases in Northern Nevada hospitals were in the range of 10% and 14.4%, compared to a national average of 11.3%.

Although the report showed that regional hospitals were within the national averages, medical and hospital malpractice is still a common occurrence in hospitals in Nevada.  It is reported that the number three cause of death in the United States is medical doctor or hospital error.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice or hospital negligence in the Reno, Carson City or Sparks area, contact  Nevada Attorneys, Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Law.

If you believe you are a victim of similar actions in Las Vegas or Southern Nevada, contact the Law Offices of Benson & Bingham, skilled medical malpractice lawyers.

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