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March 2018 Archives

3 apps to stop you from texting while driving

Smartphones have been around long enough for most people to be aware of the fact they should never text while behind the wheel. In one survey conducted by AT&T, nearly 75 percent of respondents said they texted while driving. This can involve a person reading a text while stopped at a red light or sending a text while the car is actually in motion. 

Surgical errors: Woman claims surgical tools left in abdomen

Operating room technicians and nurses have strict protocols they must follow prior to a patient's surgery completion. All aspects of surgery are important, but the sponge count at the end of a surgery is extremely important. During the surgery, technicians and nurses keep track of the number of sponges and tools used on the patient and physically recount the items just before a patient is closed up to ensure that no items are left in the patient at completion. When items are left behind, they can cause great harm to the patient. Delaware patients may be interested to learn of a woman's ordeal involving surgical errors that left surgical tools in her abdomen following surgery.

Birth injuries: Lawsuit settled for improper disposal of baby

Losing a child is devastating for any parent no matter the age. Sadly, many expectant mothers lose a child before they are able to meet in person. Sometimes a death prior to birth is random, and sometimes it is due to suffering birth injuries. One mother in another state lost a child prematurely to natural causes, but the hospital's actions following her child's birth has caused her emotional distress. Delaware readers may be interested to learn why she chose to file a lawsuit.

Birth injuries: Parents awarded $800,000 after child born dead

When an expectant mother goes into labor there is a lot of excitement, anticipation and naturally some fear. Having made it to the end of a pregnancy, most mothers would not expect to suffer or have their child suffer a birth injury. Unfortunately, birth injuries do occur and may threaten the life or quality of life of the child. Delaware parents may be interested to understand why one couple filed a lawsuit following the birth of their child.

Icey roads influence Delaware car accidents

Despite the nearness of spring, the winter weather is still evident in Delaware and other parts of the country.  Sadly, many tragic car accidents occur as a result of winter weather and icy road conditions. Recently, an icy road may have been a factor in a fatal collision between two vehicles.

brain injuries could lead to an earlier diagnosis of dementia

More information, studies and news stories continue to surface regarding the long-term damage concussions can have on the brain. Prior to recent years, physicians believed that the brain could heal from some traumatic brain injuries without any long-term consequences for patients, but studies now indicate otherwise. Delaware readers may be interested in the results of a recent study about possible long-term effects on patients who have had some sort of traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injuries may require intense and costly therapy

Negligence is defined as the failure to properly take care of something or someone. When physicians fail to adequately diagnose or treat someone in a timely manner, they can be deemed negligent. Drivers who fail to adhere to traffic laws can also be deemed negligent if their failure to drive safely harms another individual. In circumstances that negligence results in harm to another person, serious brain injuries, physical deformity and/or death can occur. Delaware residents may be interested in learning how a traumatic brain injury has impacted one family's life.

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