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Care when carrying: the “amenities” that matter in maternity.

September 16, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. According to statistics, more babies are born in September than any other month. The birthing process is such an important time for mothers that it should be treated as a medical priority. Despite all of our technological advancements, giving birth is still […]

Most nursing homes can’t meet new recommended standards.

September 10, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Many nursing homes do not have the proper amount of staffing or training to adequately assist their elderly patients. With rising reports of elders suffering from bedsores, infections, and falls in nursing homes; there is national concern that the current standard for assisted living is too low. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

Mechanical Beasts of Burden: the Risks of Farm Labor

September 3, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

According to government surveys, farmers make up less than 1% of the population in the United States. However, their farms produce enough crops to make the U.S. the world’s third largest producing country in agricultural commodities. With such an abundance of food, it can be easy to forget that farming is hard work. Long days […]