October 13th, 2015
Anytime you ride a bicycle along a roadway, you are at risk of a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),1 an estimated 48,000 bicyclists sustain injuries in motor vehicle collisions on an annual basis. Additionally, more bicyclists sustain injuries in accidents caused by road defects, malfunctioning bicycles, and other hazards.
Because bicyclists have no seat belts or other restraints, they generally fall off their bikes in the event of a collision. Anytime anyone falls, there is a significant chance that they will hit their heads on the ground or on another object. When direct trauma … Read More Posted In: Bicycle Accidents
October 8th, 2015
Research in recent years has indicated that an estimated ten percent of Americans1 has been prescribed some type of antidepressant medication, which means that more than 31 million people take this type of medicine to combat depression and related symptoms. Despite the widespread use of these prescriptions and the benefits they provide for many patients, these drugs also have the potential to cause serious and even dangerous side effects in users. Specifically, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been associated with injuries and even fatalities in the United States.
Manufacturers have the legal duty to sell medications that are … Read More Posted In: Drug Injury
October 5th, 2015
More than four billion prescriptions1 for many different types of medication were filled at pharmacies in the United States in 2014 and even more medications were distributed in hospitals and medical centers. This means that medical professionals often write multiple prescriptions for multiple clients per day. Additionally, many individuals take several different kinds of drugs for several different ailments or conditions at the same time, including over-the-counter drugs.
Because of the prevalence of medication in our society, doctors are expected to do certain research prior to prescribing or recommending certain medicines to patients. For example, doctors should always ask … Read More Posted In: Drug Injury, Medical Malpractice
September 28th, 2015
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS),1 also commonly referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a serious and long-lasting condition that causes chronic pain in sufferers, along with many other symptoms. Pain syndromes such as CPRS and RSD commonly develop after an individual sustains a serious traumatic injury and can prolong the pain suffered as a result of the injury. Traumatic injuries often occur in accidents that are caused by the negligence of others and, in such cases, victims of pain syndromes are entitled to compensation for their losses relating not only to their traumatic injury but to … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
September 23rd, 2015
Nursing home abuse is a pervasive problem in the United States today. While statistics regarding nursing home abuse are extremely difficult to gather, a study endorsed by the National Center on Elder Abuse1 indicated that 44 percent of nursing home residents indicated that they had been the victims of abuse. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse, and can leave victims with significant physical and emotional injuries. Fortunately for victims, there are many ways in which an experienced attorney may be able to help. Some of the more common are discussed below. For … Read More Posted In: Medical Malpractice