Tag Archives: Personal injury

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death

According to a study done by patient safety researchers, medical errors have climbed into third place, after cancer and heart disease, as a leading cause of death in the United States. The findings, which were published in the BMJ, or British Medical Journal, underscore the prevalence of serious medical mistakes that include everything from giving […]

Bad knee and hip replacements can lead to more surgery, pain

Our bodies are amazing creations. The bones, muscles, nerves and organs work together in harmony to keep us breathing, digesting and moving seamlessly. Sometimes, though, that harmony isn’t so perfect. Conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis, or serious injuries, can mean that we need to replace one of our original parts with a man-made medical device. […]

Texas letter carriers exposed to dog bite risk

With 26 letter carriers having been attacked by dogs in Fort Worth in 2013, the city is ranked 16th in the country for such attacks, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Overall, 5,581 letter carriers were attacked in the United States, and many of the attacks occurred in older neighborhoods where the mail has to […]

Toe infection leads to $2.5M settlement

Texas readers may be interested to learn about a $2.5 million dollar settlement awarded to the family of a Hawaii man who died as the result of negligent medical care for an infected toe. Because the health center is federally funded, the medical malpractice suit was filed in federal court in August 2012. According to […]

Teen blames zombies in unusual 18-wheeler accident

Texas residents may have heard about the strange excuse provided to police by a 19-year-old man who caused an accident on a California freeway after taking off in a semi truck after the driver stopped at an inspection site. Zombies were allegedly the reason behind the complex 18-wheeler accident that injured four people and delayed […]

Studies reveal shorter hours for residents lead to more medical errors

If you should have the misfortune of being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident or other incident resulting in personal injuries, chances are very good that you will be taken to the nearest emergency room and possibly be admitted to the hospital. Here, the chances are also very good that your care will be […]

Whiplash suspected in wake of model’s auto collision

A car accident can be one of the most frightening things a person can experience. Many of them are over in the blink of an eye, before the drivers and passengers involved can even realize what has happened. However, the long-term effects on an auto accident begin the moment vehicles have stopped moving and can […]