Blog Posts in June, 2016

  • What Makes an Injury "Catastrophic"?

    While there is no strict legal definition of a catastrophic injury, it generally means a severe injury that leads to either permanent or long-term disfigurement or disability. These types of injuries often include a lifetime of medical treatment, ...
  • Emergency Room Mistakes: Why They Happen & Common Errors

    Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals working in emergency rooms are trained to manage multiple patients at a time under a variety of circumstances. Despite this training, however, warnings signs are sometimes missed or policies are ...
  • Hypoxia in Birth Injury Cases: Causes & Risks

    Hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen to the body’s tissues, can be especially damaging to a fetus and newborn baby. Perinatal hypoxia — when the infant receives inadequate oxygen before, during, or after birth — can occur when birth complications cause the ...
  • Medical Errors Could Be Third Leading Cause of Death

    After analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year stretch, patient safety experts from Johns Hopkins have calculated that over 250,000 deaths are caused by medical error each year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
  • The Risk of Truck Tire Blowouts in the Summer

    The summer months are upon us, and it’s time to prepare for the scorching sun and rising temperatures. While sunburn may be your biggest worry on the beach, there are potential dangers facing you on your journey to the sandy shores. Truck tire ...

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