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May 2019 Archives

Traumatic brain injuries have permanent ramifications

Biking is a popular form of recreation in Delaware, and riders should always wear protective headgear. While the brain is one of the most important organs in the human body, it is also one of the most fragile. The brain is so complex that scientists still don't fully understand it. One thing is for certain -- life is not possible without this vital organ. Brain injuries can significantly impede a person for the rest of his or her life.

Woman awarded $5 million after surgical errors left her paralyzed

Although thousands of people in Delaware and across the country undergo surgical procedures every day, there is no such thing as a routine surgery. These descriptive words are used frequently, but truth be told, every surgical procedure comes with risk. One missed step, no matter how minor, can injure a patient for life. A woman in another state filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after surgical errors left her partially paralyzed.

Car accidents involving motorcycles are more likely to be fatal

Motorcycles are fun, but they can also be very dangerous. What makes motorcycles so dangerous are not the motorcycles themselves, but the other vehicles on the roadway. Roads across Delaware are constantly congested these days, increasing the odds for an accident. Motorcycles can be hard for other drivers to spot and, since motorcyclists are minimally protected, car accidents involving motorcycles are more likely to be fatal. 

An urgent care center may not be as good as you think

Nobody enjoys feeling sick. After all, if you are under the weather, you may miss out on work, family obligations and recreational opportunities. While scheduling an appointment with your primary care physician may seem like a hassle, it may be better than stopping at an urgent care facility. 

Birth injuries: Negligence during delivery leads to lawsuit

For parents in Delaware, the birth of a child should be an exciting time of celebrating new life. However, birth injuries can turn this celebration into a tragedy. Birth is arguably the most vulnerable time in a person's life and, to prevent injuries, providers must give appropriate and timely care to both infants and mothers. In another state, a couple filed a lawsuit against a physician after their baby allegedly suffered permanent injuries as the result of a negligent delivery.

Car accidents: 3-vehicle Delaware crash injures 8 people

Motor vehicles are a daily necessity for the vast majority of Delaware residents. However, due to the high volumes of traffic, car accidents are increasing on roadways across the state. Unfortunately, thousands of people in the United States lose their lives in traffic accidents every year. A recent crash in Milford resulted in serious injuries to three adults and five children.

Car accidents: Officers injured in accident with tractor-trailer

Today, the United States economy is growing exponentially. This prosperous economic growth means there is a greater need to transport goods and merchandise throughout the country. For many companies, the most efficient and cost-effective way to do this is by using tractor-trailers. Traveling on an interstate at high speeds beside these massive trucks can definitely be intimidating for motorists in smaller passengers vehicles. Tragically, car accidents involving tractor-trailers injure thousands every year in Delaware and across the country.

Emotional trauma is just as likely to occur in car accidents

When it comes to car accidents in Wilmington, very few people realize how traumatic they are until faced with the aftermath. Most motorists are so concerned with how badly damaged their vehicles are that they often overlook their own personal safety and injuries. Motor vehicle accident victims who do realize they have injuries do not always seek out medical attention right away. Nor do they understand that as sudden and scary as motor vehicle collisions are, there are emotional consequences that can affect their short and long-term recovery. 

Surgical errors: No procedure is totally risk free

The words "routine surgery" get thrown around a lot. Truth be told, no surgical procedure is routine. There is risk involved anytime a patient undergoes surgery. Every year, hundreds of patients in Delaware and across the nation are injured or killed as a result of surgical errors. When errors or negligence during surgery result in injury or death, victims or surviving family members can pursue legal action against the at-fault party or parties.

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