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Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If you are a motorcyclist, you are likely aware of the special dangers that come with motorcycling on roads filled with cars, buses and trucks. Many drivers are unaware of motorcyclists on the road. When making a U-turn, turning at an intersection or simply changing lanes, many drivers fail to notice motorcyclists on the road… Read More »

Infections at Birth

Infections in newborns can be very dangerous, and in some cases, even fatal. If left undiagnosed and untreated, a newborn’s infection can adversely affect the baby’s growth and neurological, cardiac, respiratory and sensory development. One type of infection that can be very harmful to newborns is bacterial meningitis. This type of meningitis is caused by… Read More »

When Anesthesia Errors Cause Injury

Prior to undergoing surgery, we often worry that surgical errors could result in serious injury or death. However, errors in anesthesia administration can often be far more serious and permanent than many surgical errors. When administering anesthesia, it is important for the anesthesiologist and nurses to follow standard medical procedures and guidelines. Even the smallest… Read More »

Defective Auto Parts: When the Fault Is in Your Vehicle

A Philadelphia jury recently returned a verdict of $15 million in an automobile products liability case against Central City Toyota. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiff, a physician, was injured when the ball joint of a rented vehicle she was driving failed, causing the vehicle to roll over and fall down a ravine. Defects in… Read More »

When a Spoonful of Medicine Can Turn into a Whole Lot of Harm

Police are investigating whether a Pennsylvania nurse mistakenly gave a baby a drug that was intended for the baby’s mother last August. The baby apparently received a pain medication intended for the mother when the nurse put the medication in the wrong intravenous line. The baby developed breathing problems as a result. While police normally… Read More »

Understanding the Difference Between Contributory and Comparative Negligence

In a car or trucking accident, contributory and comparative negligence are defenses that can sometimes be used to determine the degree of fault each driver has for the accident. They also affect how much financial responsibility each driver has for injuries resulting from the accident. In an automobile or trucking accident lawsuit, the injured party… Read More »

Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know

Approximately 10,000 to 16,000 babies in the United States are born with cerebral palsy each year. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, here is what you need to know. What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder concerning movement, muscle tone and posture. Symptoms of cerebral palsy include involuntary movements, unsteady… Read More »

Surgical Errors That Show Up Later

We’ve all heard the horror stories about a surgeon operating on the wrong body part or even on the wrong patient. However, some surgical errors only become obvious after the surgery is over. Many different things cause surgical errors, and they can lead to complications, devastating injury, and even death. Surgeons, like any doctor, can… Read More »

The Problem of Underinsured Trucking

The effects of a vehicle accident involving a semi-trailer truck can be devastating. While driving along highways, we have all encountered an overturned truck next to a mangled car by the side of the road. The sheer size of trucks makes them difficult to control and incredibly dangerous to drivers, especially those in smaller cars…. Read More »

Distracted Driving: It’s Not Just Texting

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in our fast-paced, digital society. In 2011 alone, distracted driving accounted for more than 3,000 car accident fatalities. When we think of distracted driving, we usually picture a teenager texting behind the wheel or a busy professional conducting an intense cell phone conversation while driving down the highway. In… Read More »