The initial investigation into the deadly train crash in South Carolina indicates that railroad company CSX is at fault. A switch on the tracks was locked in the wrong position, diverting the Amtrak passenger train into a parked CSX train.
At some point it’s no longer a question of if you should move your loved one into a nursing home. When the time comes, the question becomes where.
Injuries to the hands or feet sometimes lead to ongoing symptoms long after the underlying injury. The person may experience burning pain, swelling or discoloration in the extremity. The affected area may become extremely sensitive to touch or any movement.
Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is every bit as serious as it sounds. It has the potential to be permanent and life-changing, for the injury victim and for the whole family.
The arrival of winter weather always means many spinouts and cars in ditches. It also results in many intersection and highway collisions, including multi-vehicle pileups and sometimes severe or fatal injuries.
After a car accident or other head trauma, victims may be confused, unable to remember what happened or realize where they are. If the person comes to their senses, that does not mean they are “okay.”
Hearing that a loved one has been in an accident is difficult. Learning that the person is paralyzed or has other limitations because of a spinal cord injury turns a difficult situation into a tragic one. You may need to help your loved one find a rehabilitation center that will help him or her learn to adapt to the injury and re-learn certain life skills.
The actions of a doctor can help -- or sometimes hurt -- a person. When a patient is harmed, he or she may be entitled to compensation for the damages suffered if the doctor was negligent.
Various types of accidents can lead to a brain injury. Whether you were struck in the head by a falling object, involved in a slip-and-fall accident, struck by a vehicle or in any other accident, you should be aware of some basic points regarding brain injuries so you can keep an eye out for possible symptoms.
By law and by professional oath, physicians have a duty to provide competent medical advice and treatment. A mistake or lapse can be fatal or life-changing. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, doctors are not judged by whether they are perfect. They are judged by whether they deviated from the “standard of care” owed to the patient.