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February 2019 Archives

Birth injuries: Lawsuit alleges baby suffered brain damage

For parents in Delaware and around the world, the birth of a child is a magical and joyous event that is always remembered. However, negligent care during this delicate process could result in birth injuries to both the mother and infant. These types of injuries are often suffered for a lifetime. A couple in another state filed a lawsuit against a hospital after their baby allegedly suffered significant brain damage during birth.

Tips to prevent car accidents while driving at night

It goes without saying that Delaware roadways are extremely dangerous these days, with accident rates increasing every year. Driving after dark can present a different set of challenges for motorists. When driving at night there are certain things drivers can do to reduce the likelihood for car accidents.

Brain injuries: Awareness is key

Any head injury is a big deal, no matter how insignificant the initial injury may seem. A blow to the head can lead to concussions and other injuries. Mild traumatic brain injuries are commonly referred to as a silent epidemic. In Delaware and around the country, many who suffer these injuries often fail to recognize the symptoms, so they never seek medical treatment. To help with brain injury awareness, the month of March has been designated as brain injury awareness month.

Distracted driving is a main cause of car accidents

These days, almost every person has a smart phone. While this advanced technology definitely adds convenience to life, it can also be incredibly dangerous when used in the wrong setting. Distracted driving has become a significant concern across the United States. According to recent statistics, it plays a role in almost 25 percent of fatal car accidents. The Delaware State Police have stepped up efforts to address the issue of distracted driving.

Surgical errors can happen despite tecnological advancements

Medical technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, making procedures that were once complicated seem almost routine. Newly implemented regulations have also helped to make surgical procedure safer than ever before. There are literally thousands of surgeries performed every single day in Delaware and across the country, and the vast majority of these procedures are successful. However, surgical errors still happen, and when they do they can be absolutely devastating to victims and families.

Car accidents: Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash

The state of Delaware is home to scenic roadways that many choose to experience behind the handle bars of a motorcycle. Going for a long ride on a motorcycle can definitely be fun and exhilarating. However, those who travel by motorcycle face different and unique challenges than those who are in passenger vehicles. Motorcyclists are totally exposed to outside elements so car accidents with motorcycles often end in very serious injury or death.

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