Recognizing Medical Neglect

What is medical neglect?

When a caregiver fails to provide adequate medical or dental care for their child, especially when needed to treat a serious injury or illness.

Several factors are considered necessary for the diagnosis of medical neglect could include:

1.If a child is harmed or is at risk of harm because of lack of healthcare

2.The caregiver understands the medical advice given

3.The recommended health care offers significant net benefit to the child

4.Access to healthcare is available and not used

Why is it happening?

There are multiple reasons why children do not get the care they need. Some factors include: lack of access to care, family chaos and disorganization, lack of knowledge or skill, lack of trust in healthcare professionals, impairment of caregivers and the belief system of the child’s caregiver.

The medical neglect of a child could cause harm or even death. If you or someone you know has been affected by medical neglect, please call 573.335.6651 to learn more information on how Cook, Barkett, Ponder & Wolz can help.

Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Designer Creative – Monday, April 06, 2015

Although most people think of traffic wrecks as comprising of two – or more – motorized vehicles, we cannot overlook the unfortunate accidents involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

–   In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes and 76,000 pedestrians were injured in the United States.

–   3 out of 4 pedestrian fatalities occurred outside of daylight hours.

–   8 out of 10 pedestrian fatalities occurred outside of intersections.

Over and over, we have seen the catastrophic impact those situations have on the lives of our clients and their families. That impact is what makes us so dedicated to this field of work. If you or someone you know has been affected by a pedestrian accident, please call 573.335.6651 to learn more information on how Cook, Barkett, Ponder & Wolz can help.