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October 2014 Archives

Don't let birth injuries ruin your child's life

When you are getting ready to give birth or are expect your child soon, the last thing you're expecting is a birth injury to ruin such a special day. Sometimes, these injuries can't be avoided, but other times, these are injuries that are caused by negligence. Your child has the same rights as any other person; he shouldn't be mistreated or left with injuries that could impact him for the rest of his life.

Fatal car accident claims 5 lives, investigation continues

Driving on public roadways when the weather isn't great is something that requires considerable focus and experience. It also means that drivers should drive at a safe speed, and they should only drive if they are fully able to react in a sufficient manner to any obstacles they might meet along the road. For drivers near Washington, District of Columbia, recent rainy weather necessitated extreme caution. Sadly, one driver seems to not have paid attention to that need for caution.

When premises liability is used in Washington, D.C.

Premises liability has a direct influence on your case if you've been injured on someone's premises. For example, if you slip and fall on gravel, you need to know who is responsible for your care following the injury. Consider this: If you were hurt at a hotel but the business warned you of wet floors, they may not be liable. However, if they didn't tell you about the potential for injury, you could be able to seek compensation from them for your injury.

Neck pain might signal whiplash after a car crash

When you are involved in a car accident, particularly a rear-end collision, you might have suffered from a neck injury. One of the neck injuries that is common in this type of accident is whiplash. This soft tissue injury might be referred to as a neck strain or neck sprain. Our readers in Washington, District of Columbia, might be interested in learning a little bit about this condition.

What are wrong-site surgical errors?

The last thing that people going into a surgery want to deal with is having an operation on the wrong part of the body. While efforts are in place at many hospitals and surgical centers to help stop wrong-site surgical errors, these types of cases do still occur. For the patients to whom they happen, the botched surgery is only the first problem in what is likely to be a series of issues. Our Washington, District of Columbia, readers might like to know some basic information about botched surgeries.

Does sleeping more really prevent surgical errors?

It's interesting, but recently there has been a limit placed on how long medical residents can work before they are forced off the clock. The rule, which limits residents to an 80-hour work week, has come about due to medical errors that could take place due to exhaustion. However, for neurosurgeons in training, it's been argued that the 80-hour work week simply isn't long enough. Neurosurgeon residents typically work 120 hours per week.

Defendant dismissed in $10 million car accident claim case

Fatal car accidents are a tragedy that no family should have to deal with, but there are accidents that do turn fatal. When those accidents occur, the family members of the person who was killed might decide to seek compensation for the untimely and horrific death of their loved one. For the family of one woman who died in a Washington, District of Columbia, crash in 2011, the latest turn of events likely has them upset.

Diagnosis errors in Washington, D.C.: your rights

A diagnosis error can be the difference between getting the treatment you need and being left with a permanent injury or terminal illness. Effective medical treatment starts with the diagnosis of your condition; getting the wrong one can be life changing. If you've been misdiagnosed and had an unreasonable delay in your treatment, you should look into your options. If you or a loved one is facing a terminal illness, has passed away or lost a loved one, or are struggling with a misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation.

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