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The way you are injured in a car crash might matter

The things in a car that can injure you in an accident are too numerous to name. Just last week, we discussed how seat belts can lead to injuries if the circumstances are just right. This is only one of the objects that can harm you.

Think about what happens in a crash. Everything that isn't secured in the vehicle can become a flying hazard. A phone could go flying and hit you in the head. A cup of soda could splash and go up your nose. Almost anything could happen and since accidents are so sudden and unexpected, you can't really do anything to prevent an injury unless you are going to bolt down everything in the vehicle and surround yourself with pillows and soft items each time you travel.

Seat belt injuries can range from minor to very serious

When you get into a car, you know that you are supposed to wear your seat belt. This is something that is drilled into your head constantly, especially when you were younger. Being restrained is also the law in most cases.

Did you know that this simple safety step can actually also lead to you being injured? While the injuries don't occur frequently, they are possible. They can range from minor discomfort up to more serious injuries.

Stay involved in your medical care to prevent errors, notes study

Imagine going in for a surgery on a testicle only to find out when it is over that the doctor removed your healthy testicle. This would be a nightmare for any man. Sadly, it does happen sometimes. The incidence of wrong site surgery isn't as prevalent as what it was in the past, but it is still a horrible issue.

Anyone who is going to have a surgical procedure should make sure that they take steps to ensure that the proper surgery is going to be done on the correct location. One study that was done by Massachusetts General Hospital found that patients who are very involved in their medical care suffer fewer errors than those who aren't all that involved.

Medical malpractice bill advances after it passes the House

Health care coverage is one of the hot topics in this country right now. While most people are hyper-focused on the cost of obtaining health insurance and the number of people who will keep or lose coverage, there are some other points that many people might not be aware of.

The United States House of Representatives recently passed a bill, the Protecting Access to Care Act, that would seriously limit the amount of compensation a person could receive for a medical malpractice claim. The maximum cap would be $250,000.

Motorcyclists face considerable dangers on the roads

Motorcycle crashes are very serious accidents that must be prevented when at all possible. These crashes lead to death and serious injuries that can have an impact on the victim and the victim's family members.

One reason why these accidents are so devastating is that the possibility of death for motorcyclists in these crashes is much higher than that of people in other vehicles. A motorcyclist is 26 times more likely to die in a crash. These accidents also lead to injuries more often than what is associated with other vehicles. A motorcyclist is five times more likely to be injured in a crash.

The type of malpractice case determines the points of focus

As we recently discussed, the standard of care in medical care is often one of the points that is covered in a medical malpractice lawsuit. There are other points that might also need to be covered in these cases. Understanding what needs to be discussed in your case can help you with your claim.

We know that you might have some questions or concerns about what you should focus your case on. The answer to this specific question isn't always easy. We can review your case to let you know what is possible.

Medical malpractice cases can hinge on doctors testifying

Medical malpractice cases are often difficult for several reasons. One of these is that oftentimes, the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit is the doctor not meeting the standard of care.

The standard of care is a concept that relies on other doctors to determine. In the simplest of explanations, it means that a doctor is expected to act in line with what the medical community expects.

Statute of limitations at heart of wrongful death lawsuit

On July 25, 2012, a woman went to the emergency room at Good Samaritan's Hospital to seek care for serious medical symptoms. These included headaches, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea and back pain. That woman would never walk out of the hospital. Only four hours after she arrived, she was pronounced dead.

The woman's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit based on the events of that horrible day. Her death from septic shock was due to the emergency room not taking adequate steps to diagnose and treat the life-threatening condition, notes the lawsuit. Unfortunately, the lawsuit was dismissed by the lower court in the state because the court found that the lawsuit wasn't handled in a timely manner.

Compensation might make life a bit more tolerable

Car accidents that lead to serious injuries are often a life changing event for the people who are involved. Injuries like damaged spinal cords or brain injuries can change the way a person functions. For these individuals, nothing is going to take away the pain and effects of the crash.

Seeking compensation is one option that you have when you are injured by another driver. This could help you to get the funds you need to be able to afford treatments and other things that will make your life more tolerable.

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