Like any medical procedure, the birth of a child is a process that must be handled with extreme care and focus. Delaware residents are privileged to have access to wonderful facilities and highly skilled physicians that make childbirth almost routine. During childbirth however, any deviation from the acceptable standard of care can result in devastating injuries to both mothers and infants. Unfortunately, thousands of families across the country are affected by birth injuries every year.
Multi-million-dollar medical malpractice lawsuit awards are generally associated with mishaps that occur in hospitals or surgery centers. In an unusual event, an urgent care facility treated a patient with such extreme negligence that a jury found the center guilty of medical malpractice.
When you go to the doctor, you want to believe he or she is paying attention to the signs and symptoms you present. However, doctors make mistakes, and these errors may come at a high price.
Roadways in Delaware these days are fraught with danger. Just getting from point A to point B can be challenging. Even a short drive has the potential to turn into a very serious or fatal accident. Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time, and, with roads as crowded as they are today, car accidents are an almost certainty. A recent two-vehicle crash in Glasgow injured 10 people.
Thousands and thousands of people undergo surgical procedures everyday in Delaware and across the United States. Although surgery is relatively safe these days, surgical errors still happen at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, patients and families have to suffer the consequences of mistakes during surgery. In a lawsuit filed in another state, a man allegedly underwent prostate cancer surgery when he didn't even need surgery in the first place.
It goes without saying that no person wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, as populations continue to rise in Delaware, the odds for car accidents will increase. Roadways have become very dangerous across the state. Tragically, nearly 20 people have been killed in traffic accidents so far this year in Delaware. State officials and police forces have taken measures to make roadways safer, but despite these measures, accidents will continue to happen.
With warmer weather quickly approaching, Delaware citizens will be heading outdoors to enjoy activities such as biking, playing sports and even skateboarding. When participating in these activities, head protection is always recommended. The brain is one of the most important organs in the body, and it is also one of the most fragile. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injuries are one of the top causes of injury and death in America these days.
A traumatic brain injury can occur whether you are in a bicycle, motorcycle, car or truck crash. No doubt you will be thankful to survive, but what then?
United States citizens have access to some of the best medical care in the world. Skilled physicians and surgeons in Delaware and across the country combine their knowledge and expertise with advanced technology to provide the best possible care for patients. Unfortunately, no amount of knowledge or technology can make surgeries completely risk-free. Anytime humans are involved, there will be a chance for surgical errors.
For many motorists, the interstate highways that criss-cross the United States are the most convenient and efficient roadways on which to travel. Interstate 95 in particular is one of the longest interstate highways in the country, stretching almost 2,000 miles along the east coast of the United States. A portion of I-95 also crosses the northern end of Delaware. Since this section of I-95 is always busy, car accidents are very common.