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May 2018 Archives

Pain and suffering damages in a wrongful death lawsuit

When we drive by an accident site, we are likely to see the physical damage to the vehicles involved. If occupants are being transported into an ambulance, we can assume injuries were suffered. While a mere glimpse of a car accident can convey that injuries and damages are involved, this does not begin to explain what an accident victim has gone through. While a civil action can directly address the injuries and damages caused, this does not touch on the actual pain and suffering involved in the incident, especially if a life is lost.

Understanding Erb's palsy

As an expectant mother, your growing baby's safety, welfare and health likely are your top concerns. You consequently do everything possible to keep yourself safe and healthy so (s)he will be, too. Unfortunately, however, there are some things over which you have no control. Birth injuries are one of these, and Erb's palsy, although a fairly rare birth injury, can have serious and long-lasting effects on your baby if and when it occurs.

Seeking compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one

The loss of a loved one is a challenging event to cope with. While this tragic event is better prepared for when a love done is ill or elderly, death is always a difficult event to deal with. This is especially true when a family member is taken away from us too soon because they fell victim to an accident. The negligence and recklessness of others could suddenly take our loved ones away from us, and we are left with many questions as we grieve this sudden, difficult loss.

Understanding shoulder dystocia

WE tend to have very specific ideas when we think about what it will be like bringing a child into this world. Becoming pregnant can be a very joyful time. As it nears the baby's due date, the mother reminds herself of what her birth plan is with the hope that it will provide her with a healthy newborn. While it is possible for everything to go smooth and to plan, mistakes and errors are possible, resulting in a newborn suffering birth injuries.

Woman struck and killed in Newark police pursuit

For those who must travel during rush hour, it is clear how many vehicles can fill up a roadway. This can be vastly different for motorists traveling during the evening and late night hours. The roads can seem sparse, providing a wide open space or motorists. However, motorists are not the only ones traveling on the roadways. Pedestrians and cyclists can share the road with motorists at any hour of the day or night. Because of this, it is also vital that drivers keep an eye out for them.

Why do some wrong-site surgeries occur?

Being diagnosed with a serious illness is a scary event. It is even scarier when a patient is told that they need surgery to better their fight against the illness. While medical professionals have the skills and training needed to complete these procedures, the unfortunate reality is that errors can happen in the operating room. Medical mistakes, even though they might be minor, could be the cause of a serious and even life-threatening situation. Thus, patients should always be aware of the actions taken during their medical care and what steps they could take if errors occur.

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