Nursing Homes Must Be Safe

In January, police arrested a nurse on suspicion of sexual assault of an incapacitated nursing home patient in Phoenix. In May, a jury awarded $7.5 million to a family of a disabled elderly woman who was sexually assaulted by another patient at a Pennsylvania nursing home. In Florida, a mother is currently suing her daughter's former care facility, alleging her profoundly disabled daughter, age 23, was raped, impregnated and injured while in the facility. With baby boomers retiring at record rates, our society needs a new model for operating, managing, and investigating nursing homes. We
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Play it Safe in Sporting Activities

Go Team! At Bache & Lynch, we love sports and the fall season fun that it brings.  We want our clients to play it safe, however.  Football, soccer, cheerleading, and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities in Arizona. As the weather changes, more Tucson bicyclists, runners and hikers are out. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, Bache & Lynch, PLLC, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, AOSSM, offer sports safety tips. AOSSM created the STOP Sports Injuries program to help parents, coaches a
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What to do Immediately after a Crash

If you are involved in a collision, it is important to take the right steps. A crash can be traumatic, and is always unexpected.  Here are some tips on the best ways to protect your rights and preserve your ability to recover for property damage, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Check for injuries, yours and others. Call 911 if there are injuries. Get out your insurance card and driver's license and offer it to the other driver. Ask the other driver for insurance card and driver's license. Make use of your cell phone to take a photo of the license plate number, driver's licen
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Medicare: Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage

If you have Original Medicare, the traditional health insurance program run by the federal government, it pays for most of your health care. However, it doesn’t pay for everything. The out-of-pocket costs can get expensive for people who need a lot of health care. There are two ways you may be able to lower your costs. One way is to keep Original Medicare and buy supplemental insurance to help pay your out-of-pocket costs. Medigap plans are supplemental insurance you can buy. Medigaps work only with Original Medicare, not with Medicare Advantage Plans. Private insurance companies sell Med
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