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August 2017 Archives

Products liability: Delware man injured by exploding battery

Vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes has become very popular in recent years. It is estimated that 2.5 million people use e-cigarettes. As with any electronic device, the e-cigarettes require battery power to be operated. Unfortunately, some of the batteries have not remained stable and have exploded on people. One Delaware man suffered personal injuries as a result of an exploding battery and with has since filed a products liability lawsuit against the store who sold it to him. 

Jury says surgical errors resulted in man's death

The end of the year is a popular and busy time for elective surgeries to occur in Delaware medical facilities and across the country. Many patients elect to have surgeries at the end of the year to avoid a new year's deductible and to take advantage of the provided time off of work for the holidays for their recovery. Unfortunately for one woman, surgical errors and hospital negligence resulted in spending the holidays without her husband.

Headaches caused by brain injuries may impair ability to work

Understandably, Delaware residents may not comprehend the life-change that may result from an unexpected accident until it becomes personal. When brain injuries result from an accident, some symptoms can last a lifetime and impair basic daily functions such as driving and working. In addition to dealing with chronic symptoms, the inability to work and the loss of income may result in financial stress for many victims. Through therapy and persistence, one injured victim has become determined to regain her previous way of life.

4 car accidents injured 3 victims in Delware

Distracted driving, speeding, failing to follow traffic laws and other negligent actions can result in unfortunate motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents not only can result in life-altering injuries, but the aftermath that follows may be complicated to sort out. Some accident victims find it beneficial to enlist the assistance of personal injury attorneys as they navigate through vehicle repairs, insurance claims, medical bills and recovery from injuries. Four drivers are likely sorting through the aftermath of the recent multi-vehicle accident they were involved in on a Delaware roadway. 

3 common motorcycle accident injuries that result in death

Despite the fact that motorcycles are fuel efficient, convenient and fun, riding a motorcycle requires careful coordination and skill. Your motorcycle lacks the protection and crashworthiness attributes that a car has. Be mindful that your motorcycle is significantly disadvantaged when it comes to weight, visibility and occupant protection.

Woman unknowingly suffers surgical errors and attempted coverup

Delaware residents expect honesty, truth and excellent care from their physicians and medical providers. Unfortunately, one woman learned through the news that she was the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit and that she had suffered surgical errors. After investigating and discovering she had organs unnecessarily removed, she has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her physicians and the hospital.  

Operating tool results in fatal surgical errors for 2 patients

Delaware patients may not realize how many factors are involved when they choose to have surgery to ensure they have a successful and safe surgery. Patients often resort to trusting their physicians for most of the details involved. Despite physicians desiring the best for their patients, medical and surgical errors still occur. Two lawsuits have been filed in a nearby state against the same surgeon, hospital and a medical device company for the alleged wrongful death of two different women.

The dangers of jumping to conclusions about a car accident

The recent tragic and nationally discussed accident involving tennis professional Venus Williams has put the spotlight on the catastrophic injuries that can result from automobile collisions. Delaware roadways also see their share of deadly accidents. It has also illustrated the reality that initial conclusions based on less than fully vetted facts and evidence may be way off base.

Midwife under multiple investigations for birth injuries

Parents in Delaware often experience a mix of emotions when expecting a child that may include excitement, joy, nervousness and fear. Despite advancement in the field of obstetrics, birth injuries still occur and may result in a child's permanent injury or even death. Permanent injury may require a lifetime of expensive medical and specialized care. Recently, a midwife in another state has been placed under investigation for questionable care of her patients.

Negligence is only one part of the picture

If you have been injured by a distracted driver, that driver’s possible negligence is one aspect courts look at when determining damages. One way to bring such negligence to light is through phone records. For example, cellphones are the reason many drivers are distracted, and a phone record could show the driver was on a phone call or texting at the time of the accident.

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