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Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often severe and life-changing. Any impact to the head can cause damage that may take years to reverse, and in some cases may not be reversible at all.

The recovery process is long and arduous, and it is important to know what to expect.

The importance of keeping your medical records

Keeping records is one of the best things you can do as a victim of medical malpractice. If something goes wrong during the course of your treatment, there are a range of parties that could be at fault, including medical providers, device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and other entities involved in your care.

Proving your case can rely on having records of the care you received and mistakes that may have been made. But what exactly should you keep?

Common misconceptions about head injuries

Head injuries are common in accidents. Car crashes for example, can happen any time, and your head is vulnerable to impact. These injures can also be particularly dangerous.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) could affect you for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions about head injuries. It's important to understand the facts.

Answers to your questions about commercial vehicle accidents

Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries. In 2015, 3,852 people died in large truck accidents across the country. Of those, 69 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.

Large vehicles can pose risks to everyone who shares the road with them. Here are answers to some of the common questions regarding commercial vehicle accidents.  

Medication errors: Is it medical malpractice?

It is incumbent upon doctors to disclose potential side effects or risks associated with medication. Just like warnings on over-the-counter medication labels, the consumer has the right to be informed about the risks of prescription medications.

What happens when something goes wrong after taking a prescription medication? Is the doctor liable?

Truck inspections are important to drivers’ safety

As a motorist, it can be daunting sharing highways with large commercial vehicles. If you’re driving a car, you are likely to sustain major damage and potentially devastating injuries in an accident with a large truck.

Truck inspections play an important role in keeping truckers and the general public safe.

Conservative Organizations Fight Against Federalizing State Medical Malpractice Laws

Federal lawmakers are quietly trying to push through legislation that will limit your right to hold unsafe health care providers accountable for preventable medical errors. The legislation will create a $250,000 federal cap on the amount a jury can award in a medical malpractice case. More than 30 states have some form of caps on damages in such cases, while 18 states prevent restrictions on jury awards either by constitutional provision or state court decisions holding such caps are unconstitutional.

The dangers of heat stroke

Living in Arizona, we know how hot it can get in the summer. However, heat can be more than just uncomfortable. It can be deadly.

Heat stroke can happen to anyone. It is more common in the elderly and people with health issues, but anyone is susceptible to the dangers of heat. In some cases, another party may be liable if your loved one passes away from heat stroke.

Traumatic brain injuries in kids and teens

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is severe for anyone. However, for kids and teens, who are still developing cognitively and physically, a head injury can be even more devastating.

When a child suffers a brain injury, they may be stuck with a lifetime of treatment or reduced brain function.

How do you know if you have a medical malpractice case?

Determining whether a situation constitutes medical malpractice can be difficult. Sometimes medical procedures don’t work, or the result doesn’t come out as expected. That alone, however, is not enough to constitute medical malpractice. Healthcare professionals are not perfect.

At the same time, doctors and nurses have a duty to take care of patients. Unexpected outcomes in medical care become potential medical malpractice lawsuits when healthcare professionals are negligent.

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