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Injuries that are commonly associated with trucking accidents

Trucking accidents tend to be more serious than car accidents. This is usually because of the vehicle's size, speed and the impact that it can cause. Because of this, those who have been involved in truck accidents tend to suffer more catastrophic injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of being involved in a truck accident, you must understand how to go about claiming damages. By showing that the fault lay with another party, it may be possible to make a claim that results in a significant amount of compensation to cover medical bills and to acknowledge the pain and suffering caused. The following are some of the injuries that are most commonly associated with car accidents.

Hospitals may be liable for infections that patients contract

Something many hospitals struggle with is preventing patients from contracting infections. If a patient contracts an infection in a hospital, their health can worsen quickly.

When a hospital stay results in an infection, it's not always clear who is legally liable. One good way to look at it is understanding if the hospital is following the correct protocols for sanitation and patient safety.

Catastrophic injuries result in serious consequence

Catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries, cause dramatic changes in a person. After any kind of catastrophic injury, you may need significant help in your day-to-day life. You may no longer be able to walk, may struggle with communication or have other challenges to overcome.

Catastrophic injuries are somewhat unpredictable. It may be hard for doctors to tell you what to expect, especially in the early stages of the injury. It is important to follow the doctor's treatment plan and to keep records of expenses. You should give those receipts to your attorney, who will keep them for evidence in your insurance claim or personal injury case.

3 factors that can lead to a serious truck accident

All along Arizona’s roadways, vehicle collisions are commonplace. Whether they occur on a highway, dusty backroads or city streets, vehicles of all shapes and sizes can collide resulting in significant property damage and devastating injuries. When these accidents involve trucks, however, the results tend to be magnified.

Spike strips suggested to prevent wrong-way drivers in Arizona

If you've ever been involved in an accident with a wrong-way driver, you know how surprising and devastating it is. One minute, you're following traffic, and the next, people are quickly steering into other lanes and making emergency maneuvers to avoid getting hit by a wrong-way driver. With not much time to move, chances are that you'll get hit by that wrong-way driver or by someone trying to out-maneuver them.

One state proposal would put spikes down at freeway on-ramps to help prevent wrong-way drivers from entering the roadways. Is that really the right answer, though?

Named In The 26th Edition Of The Best Lawyers® In America

Frank Powers and Shawn Cunningham have been chosen by their peers again this year to be named in the 26th Edition of the Best Lawyers In America for their work in the area of plaintiff medical malpractice law. Frank and Shawn have been continuously chosen since 2008. Inclusion in the Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.

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A car accident may cause hidden brain injuries

The high impact of a car accident can affect a victim in many ways that they may not realize, especially if their injuries involve a blow to the head. In the confusion of the moment, a victim may have a hard time remembering a head impact, and may think that they survived the experience without harm, only to find days or weeks later that they simply cannot carry on with their personal and professional lives the way they could before the accident.

A traumatic brain injury is a common result of many car accidents, but without a full medical examination, it is easy to miss. If you recently experienced a car accident and suspect that you suffered a traumatic brain injury, be sure to seek out the medical care that you need as soon as possible, to prevent further complications and to protect your rights and best interests.

Never events impact patients every day: Here's what to know

Never events, which are appropriately named for being events that should have never happened, are medical mistakes or errors made that should have been easily avoided. Some common never events include operating on the wrong patient, operating on the wrong part of the patient, performing the wrong operation and leaving items inside the patient following surgery.

Never events have been part of the medical negligence discussion since the term was coined in 2001 by Ken Kizer, MD. Never events fall into one of seven reportable categories including:

  • Procedural or surgical events
  • Environmental events
  • Radiological events
  • Criminal events
  • Patient protection events
  • Product or device events
  • Care management events

Hospitals should be accountable for their errors - -

- - Seeking apologies, compensation and preventing harm to others

Hospitals should be safe. However, we all know someone seriously harmed by hospital mistakes. It doesn't matter how many times a procedure has been performed or how trustworthy a medical team is, sometimes safety systems are ignored or just not followed. Hospitals and their staffs do not do always their jobs right and they should be accountable when they make errors.

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