Brain injuries impact you in your daily life in many ways. You may no longer be able to work like you did in the past, or you may find it hard to interact with the people you love. Your memory may fail you, or you may have trouble getting the right words out when you want to speak. Whatever happened because of your brain injury is a direct result of another person's negligence. You deserve to receive compensation for the way the injury has affected you as well as for the financial losses you face.
Many people who need an attorney after being injured in an accident actually put little thought into the process. Maybe they open up the Yellow Pages and select the one with the flashy ad that stands out, or perhaps they do a quick Google search for the closest one in their community. But the bottom line is that they invest very little research into their choice of who will best represent their interests.
It's not that the clients are remiss in their duties when selecting their attorneys. Consumer laws against false advertising restrict attorneys from claiming to "specialize" in certain areas. While this is a good thing in most cases, to a layperson with little experience in dealing with the law, it can make the selection process more confusing.
It may not be just the experience of war itself that leads to PTSD. Evidence now suggests that physical injury to the brain may create a vulnerability to the disorder, as vets who had suffered a traumatic brain injury or a concussion appear to be more susceptible to the disorder.
If this is true, then it means that anybody who has suffered a physical brain injury could also be at risk of developing PTSD. This includes people who have been in a car accident, people who have been victims of domestic violence and others who have sufferered a traumatic brain injury through the negligence of another person.
In the United States of America, nearly half a million people die from medical mistakes each year. Medical errors that result in medical malpractice rank as the third highest cause of death, after fatalities attributed to cardiovascular failure and cancer. Medical errors can include fatal mistakes committed by doctors, patient infections contracted post-surgery, problems with medical devices such as pacemakers and other medical implant devices, and a variety of other scenarios. Moreover, the issue of medical malpractice is a growing problem due to our aging population.
According to a recent international study, patients are most apt to pursue legal action against their physician because of a delay or failure to diagnose a serious disease. The study data examined medical malpractice claims brought against primary care doctors in the United States, Australia, France and Canada. The results of the study are published in the journal BMJ Open.
In the spring of 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members Pam Lampitt and Benjie Wimberly. The bill would require fences for large dog breeds to be at least eight feet tall, and sets forth stricter rules for the leashing of larger dogs. The idea is not to discriminate against larger dogs, but to be realistic about the greater threat they have historically posed to public safety.
Slip and fall accidents can be treacherous, resulting in serious injury for the victim. Canadian tennis star, Eugenie Bouchard, filed a lawsuit recently stating that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is responsible for a serious head injuryshe sustained after she slipped and fell in the women's locker room. According to Bouchard, the injury has caused her to withdraw from several tournaments and her national ranking has dropped from number five to 13.
Bicycling is good for the heart, waistline and weight control. For these reasons, it comes as no surprise to see that many people are joining the cycling trend. Bicycling has seen its greatest increase coming from middle-aged Americans who enjoy the sport for fitness, commuting or adventure. Sadly, bicycle accident injuries and hospitalizations are increasing as popularity for the sport spreads throughout the adult population.
When a car collides with a bicyclist, the resulting injuries can be seriously injured. On August 27, 2105 at about 10:00 p.m., a bicyclist from Michigan was hit by a dark colored sedan with Maryland license plates while trying to repair his bicycle on the grass median of Route 17 in Rutherford, New Jersey. The cyclist sustained multiple serious injuries, but his injuries are not expected to be fatal. The driver of the sedan fled the scene. Witnesses say the sedan's front end was damaged and its windshield was broken.
When we are ill or hurt and seeking quality care, we expect the best health care services from our doctor or hospital. Even the most basic care practices are part of a protocol of any facility. Proper hand washing, patient identification and verification of medicines and procedures are fundamental essentials on which the rest of the health care treatment is based.