Sleep-deprived truckers are a disaster waiting to happen

If you don’t believe that drowsiness, sleep deprivation and fatigue present any real danger, consider the fact that history blames sleep deprivation for disasters such as the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl. One drowsy driver isn’t going to cause that kind of devastation,… read more

Suing a doctor for misdiagnosing Alzheimer’s

Many misdiagnosis suits focus on what wasn’t done. The doctor thought it was the wrong disease therefore precious time was wasted treating an illness that wasn’t there. Furthermore, the patient endured the side-effects of the medications and treatments associated with that misdiagnosed disease. But there is a second concern, the harm caused by the actual… read more

Clinical trial tests Progesterone to treat severe TBIs

A TBI (traumatic brain injury) is a severe injury to the brain. It is defined by major damage to a person’s brain that can result in decline in memory, cognitive function and neurological operations. Severe TBIs can substantially reduce the future well-being of the victim and even leave them dependent on outside care and machines…. read more

Fatal school bus crashes and litigation strategy

You probably remember the multi-fatality school bus crash in Tennessee. Now the families are pursuing litigation for deaths and fatalities connected to the collision. The nature of dealing with multi-plaintiff suits are complicated, and it isn’t always clear who you can hold responsible for the accident. This post will go over how you investigate and… read more

Will that settlement offer cover the long-term cost of paralysis?

Whether you face the rest of your life as a quadriplegic (also called tetraplegic) or paraplegic after an accident, the insurance companies will more than likely offer you settlements far below what you need. In the face of increasing medical costs, your inability to work (at least in the beginning) and other expenses, you might… read more

Study finds traffic fatalities are on the rise

Companies, non-profit organizations, and the government collectively spend millions of dollars on safety technologies and public relations campaigns to make cars safer and to educate the public on good driving practices. Despite all of that effort and money, the U.S. is experiencing a sharp rise in traffic fatalities that has alarmed safety experts. According to… read more

My doctor wants to amputate. What will happen to me?

After suffering serious injuries in an accident, doctors work to determine what treatment will provide you with the best chance of getting back to a normal life. Unfortunately, that might mean the amputation of a limb. Fear and anxiety often surround hearing that you will lose a limb, but knowing what to expect might help… read more

The unseen injuries are the ones to worry about after a crash

You expect to feel aches and pains after an accident. Even when the injuries seem minor, some pain exists because of the impact. Do not take those pains lightly, especially if your torso and abdominal area hurt. That pain could signify an internal injury that could kill you if not treated properly and immediately. Going… read more