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  • Catastrophic Injuries Resulting From Truck Accidents

    May 26, 2017

    With 745 driver deaths in 2015, Trucks.com called truck driving “one of the deadliest occupations” in America. This accounted for more than a quarter of all work-related fatalities, surpassing all other U.S. jobs. But those aren’t the only staggering numbers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2015 saw 3,852 total people die in […]

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  • Coping with PTSD after a Serious Auto Accident

    May 25, 2017

    When you tell people about your car accident, they picture the physical damages: an airbag deployed, broken glass, twisted metal, a smoking engine. What they can’t picture are the mental damages. Specifically, they can’t picture your post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD isn’t something people think about when they think about a car wreck. But PTSD, […]

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  • Temporary Agencies Often Employ Incompetent Nurses

    May 20, 2017

    Temporary Agencies Often Employ Incompetent Nurses   The Los Angeles Times reports some firms that supply temporary nurses to the nation’s hospitals are taking shortcuts in their screening and supervision.  An investigation found numerous instances in which staffing agencies skimped on background checks or ignored warnings from other hospitals.  These practices put seriously ill patients […]

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  • Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

    May 19, 2017

    Drunk drivers are always out there, morning, noon and night, weekdays and weekends, holidays and vacations. If you’re lucky, you’ll never cross paths with one of them. If you’re unlucky, you could become another car accident statistic. Drunk Drivers and Car Accidents Statistically, a drunk driver is a car accident waiting to happen. According to […]

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  • Birth Injuries Resulting From a Breech Birth

    May 18, 2017

    A healthy newborn is every parent’s number one concern. And if you’re a parent facing a breech birth, you trust your doctor to properly and sufficiently address these concerns. In the case of a breech birth, which can be difficult and dangerous, you trust your doctor to manage the risks and safely deliver your baby. […]

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  • How an Overdiagnosis Can Harm a Patient

    May 12, 2017

    You’ve likely heard of a misdiagnosis. This occurs when a doctor mistakenly diagnoses an illness. An underdiagnosis is different from a misdiagnosis. It happens when doctors diagnose a disease less often than it’s actually present. An overdiagnosis, however, occurs when a doctor diagnoses a disease, but the disease will never present symptoms or result in […]

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  • 8 Common Types of Surgical Malpractice

    May 11, 2017

    Surgical malpractice is still a risk: Don’t let modern technology fool you. While “laser surgery” implies precision and “outpatient surgery” sounds easy, surgical malpractice hasn’t gone away. Surgeons still make mistakes: sometimes, deadly mistakes. A Johns Hopkins study showed that medical mistakes, ranging from medication errors to surgical complications, are now the number three cause […]

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  • The Most Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

    May 05, 2017

    Nothing less than 100% accuracy: That’s what you expect from your doctor’s diagnosis. But is 100% accuracy realistic? Look at these statistics reported in The Washington Post: Patients with serious conditions are misdiagnosed more than 20% of the time. An incorrect or late diagnosis is not uncommon. Chances are you’ll receive a misdiagnosis at least […]

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  • 10 Important Signs That Someone May Have a Concussion

    May 04, 2017

    Don’t let anyone call your concussion a “mild injury.” That degrades the pain you’re feeling and the impairments you’re suffering: your headaches, your concentration problems, your loss of memory, and your impaired judgment and balance. Let’s call your concussion what it really is: a traumatic brain injury. “Traumatic brain injury” is a better description. It […]

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  • Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident Outside Heinz Hall

    April 20, 2017

    Two male pedestrians were struck down on Liberty Avenue and Sixth Street by a taxicab, according to officials. A witness stated that a taxi driver struck down the pedestrians, killing one, after losing control of the vehicle at about 8:45p.m. The killed pedestrian was identified as a 55-year-old resident of Carnegie. According to the Allegheny […]

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