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Moving will make you spend a lot of time and effort, even if you don’t want to. This is because there are many things you have to consider. And one of them is dealing with your furniture, especially the large ones.

When you are moving, you have to make sure whether or not your furniture would be able to pass through the door or your windows. I’ve moved a couple of times, which is why I know what I am saying (or in this case… writing). This would be a difficult undertaking, especially if you are taking with you all your large and heavy furniture. Based on my experience, you have to understand your home’s floor plan before you would move your furniture. This is what most ” would do when they move or relocate furniture. You need to take measurements as well. You have to measure your doors, windows, corridors, hallway or any other areas wherein your furniture would pass through. Obviously, you have to measure the dimensions of your furniture as well.

Picture out how the furniture would be moved. Envision the process. Imagine how you would get your bed out of your room or how you would get your couch out of the door. If it wouldn’t fit for the first try, try rotating it or changing the angle until you would be able to get your furniture out of the door.

But if the couch or furniture is just too big to pass through the doorway, then just dismantle or disassemble it. Just don’t forget to reassemble it.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued guidelines to try to end a little-known but not uncommon cause of death of “residents and hospital patients, bedrail entrapment.

Bedrails are supposed to be helpful to patients who use them to position themselves in bed and to keep patients from rolling out of bed. Unfortunately, sometimes patients who are frail, elderly, on mind altering medications, or suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, can become entrapped between a bedrail and the bed mattress, leading to serious injury and even death by asphyxiation. Approximately 350 such deaths have been reported to the FDA since 1995 with 35 deaths being reported in the last year and a half. Federal officials say they believe these are just a fraction of the actual number of injuries and deaths because many nursing homes and hospitals don’t know they are supposed to report such incidents. Others don’t report them because they are afraid of legal liability or don’t want the bad publicity that might result.

The FDA believes these incidents are largely preventable. Gaps bewteen the mattress and bedframe and bedrail must be eliminated with positional devices, repositioning of the mattress or in anothe safe manner. The mattress must be fit tightly against the the bedframe and bedrail to avoid dangerous gaps that trap and injure patients. The new FDA guidelines issued in March, provide instructions to nursing homes and hospitals on how to make complex calculations to check that beds are properly assembled and there are no entrapment dangers.

Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have handle bedrail entrapment cases in the past and are experienced at litigating these cases.