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March 2019 Archives

Birth injuries: Family awarded over $23 million in lawsuit

Every year, thousands of infants and mothers in Delaware and across the United States are injured during birth. Childbirth is a very delicate procedure that must be handled with extreme care and precision. Any missed step or delay in treatment can result in permanent and debilitating injuries, turning this joyous occasion into a nightmare. Recently, a mother and daughter were awarded over $23 million in a lawsuit that was filed after birth injuries caused the girl to suffer permanent brain damage.

Car accidents: Watch out for pedestrians as temperatures rise

As warmer weather arrives in Delaware, there will be more people running and walking alongside crowded roadways. Walking is also a main source of transportation for many residents during the warmer months. Due to the increased foot traffic during spring and summer, car accidents involving pedestrians happen more often this time of year. Unfortunately, these types of accidents usually end in serious injury or death.

Surgical errors: Man wins over $3 million in lawsuit

With all the technological advancements and stringent regulations put in place in recent years, one would think that surgical procedures are safer now than ever before. However, this is unfortunately not the case. Surgical errors cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year in Delaware and across the nation. A man who allegedly suffered complications from a procedure recently won over $3 million from a lawsuit he filed.

Car accidents: Another life lost on a Delaware roadway

Delaware is a small, densely populated state. Roadways are always crowded and frequently congested, especially in cities such as Dover and Wilmington. Unfortunately, many roads in Delaware were designed decades ago during a time when populations and traffic volumes were lower. Many roadways were not built to handle the high traffic volumes that are the norm these days. These are just some of the many factors that have contributed to high numbers of car accidents in recent years.

Understanding shoulder dystocia

As you go through your Delaware pregnancy, the foremost things in your mind likely are the health and welfare of your developing baby. Naturally you want him or her to be perfect when (s)he is born, and consequently, you do everything in your power to keep him or her safe and healthy until then.

Surgical errors: Lawsuit filed after negligent shoulder surgery

Incredible trust is placed in the hands of physicians and surgeons when a person needs a surgical procedure or any kind of medical treatment. In the state of Delaware, the vast majority of surgeons and doctors are incredibly skilled and highly-trained individuals who are more than capable of adequately caring for patients. These days, the world of health care is fast-paced and can definitely be hectic. Medical professionals are often overworked and in a rush to see more patients. Unfortunately, this can be a significant contributing factor regarding surgical errors.

Losing focus for a split second could result in car accidents

Driving is one of the most dangerous activities that people partake in each day. Staying attentive and alert behind the wheel is common knowledge, yet so many Delaware drivers these days will let minor distractions take their attention off of the road. When driving, losing focus for just a split second is enough to cause deadly car accidents. Automobile related accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States.

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