January 15, 2023
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common sports-related injuries. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related TBIs occur in the United States yearly. While many of these are minor cases, several require surgery,…
December 30, 2022
There are certain circumstances under which a sibling may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. However, this right varies from state to state and may come with limitations, such as having to wait for a set period before bringing an action, which can complicate matters. If you have lost a…
December 15, 2022
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "at least 4,000 surgical errors occur in the United States each year." A particular type of medical malpractice, surgical errors may include: Wrong-Site Surgery Surgical Instruments Left in the Body Incision Errors Anesthesia and Medication…
November 30, 2022
There is inherent risk when someone is involved in sports, even those that do not typically involve contact. Because of this, many organized sports organizations and leagues require a liability waiver for participation. However, even if you have signed a waiver, you may still be entitled to seek…
November 15, 2022
The holiday season encompassing Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day are some of the most dangerous for drivers and passengers of motor vehicles. Two of the busiest travel periods of the year are the days before and after Thanksgiving and Christmas. During these…
October 31, 2022
There are thousands of recalls issued in the United States yearly, many of which result from increased risks of serious or fatal injury to consumers. Most recalls, such as recent examples involving baby swings and rockers and Polaris ATVs, are intended to alert consumers to potential dangers in the…
October 15, 2022
National School Bus Safety Week is celebrated the third week of each October. This provides an excellent opportunity to revisit safety protocols with your children and help ensure they remain safe on their way to and from school. Nationally, more than 25 million children rely on a bus to travel…
September 21, 2022
Breast cancer is a pervasive and widespread disease, with 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer estimated to occur in 2022 among women (and 2,710 among men) in the United States in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Almost 44,000 people will die annually as a result. And…
September 15, 2022
Midwives are healthcare professionals focusing on pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum care for newborns and mothers. Often holistic in their approach, midwives may assist with alternative birthing arrangements, such as at-home or water births, along with deliveries in medical settings.…
September 07, 2022
For years, active-duty service members could not file a claim against a military hospital or health clinic for medical malpractice because such government facilities were protected by sovereign immunity. But that is not the case any longer. The Feres Doctrine, a 70-year-old court ruling, had…
August 30, 2022
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the national standards for privacy in health care. Under HIPAA, the sharing of an individual’s medical records or personal health information is limited, placing more control in the hands of patient. HIPAA applies to all forms of…
August 15, 2022
The Mamaroo swing and Rockaroo rocker have been on the market for a dozen years for parents trying to keep infants calm and cooing. But it took one horrible incident and another near tragedy to have the maker of the baby product recall millions of the devices. The recall occurred in mid-August…
July 20, 2022
There are many possible causes of injury to an infant during labor and delivery. Three of these include: Oxygen Deprivation Overly Forceful Use of Forceps Prolonged Labor/Failure to Perform a C-Section Far from a complete list, these and similar issues can result in fetal distress and may cause…
July 05, 2022
When wrongful injury or death occurs, it can be confusing to know where to turn for compensation. For wrongful catastrophic injury or death, legal action is usually necessary. What is a Catastrophic Injury? A catastrophic injury will impact every area of your life. Examples of these injuries…
June 29, 2022
At first glance, the rate of deaths among women giving birth seems quite low in the United States – about 17 per 100,000. That compares to the global rate of roughly 200 and far better than sub-Saharan African countries, which have the worst rate of more than 500 per 100,000 women. But that’s only…