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NuvaRing at the heart of severe brain damage case

Birth control is something that many women refuse to live without simply because they aren't ready to have a child. When a woman goes to the doctor to get birth control, she is often presented with various options. These options all contain good points and warnings about possible dangers. Unfortunately, not all doctors take the time to explain the potential dangers of a specific birth control method.

The dangers of some forms of birth control are devastating to the women who suffer from these negative effects. One woman, who was only 17 years old at the time, now requires around-the-clock care because of the damages brought on by her NuvaRing birth control.

Know what options you have when you are harmed by a doctor

There are many factors that come into the picture when you don't receive adequate medical care. Some of the points that come into play with these cases involve the type of care that someone else who was in your situation would have expected to receive. This is based in part on what the medical community would expect a medical professional in the same circumstances to do.

We know that you might not know where to start with your case. We are here to help you learn about what options you have for handling the issues at hand. This can start with looking into the facts of your case to see where we might be able to focus.

Top signs you have a traumatic brain injury from a car accident

If you got into a car accident and struck your head against the dashboard, windshield or window, it is possible that you sustained a traumatic brain injury. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents are one of the top causes of TBIs. These injuries can lead to serious disability and even death.

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a TBI is crucial to getting proper treatment and seeking compensation. If you suspect an injury and you have not gone to the doctor yet, you should see one as soon as possible. In addition, keep an eye out for these common symptoms of a TBI after a car accident. 

Know about the medical malpractice statute of limitations

When you suffer harm because your doctor made an error, you might decide that you are going to take action. This is a big decision that can impact your future. You should be prepared to get moving quickly because there are strict time limits in medical malpractice cases.

In South Carolina, most medical malpractices cases must be filed in three years from the incident. There are some exceptions to this rule that you should know about if you are planning a case.

Think about how you will handle surgical errors

In a previous blog post, we discussed the woman who was an advocate for women stricken with cancer because of power morcellators. She recently died, and her death brought the serious issue back to light. It also casts light back on the horror of surgical errors that some patients face.

We know that surgical errors can have profound impacts on the men and women who suffer from them. Whether you suffer from an infection or a situation like the woman who recently passed away, you might choose to seek compensation for the impacts of the errors on your life.

Advocate for women with cancer after morcellation dies of cancer

In 2013, Dr. Amy Reed had her uterus removed because of fibroids. Unbeknownst to her, the surgeon used a power morcellator for the procedure. Only after she was stricken with upstaged uterine leiomyosarcoma did she find out that the surgical tool was used in her case.

Dr. Reed's husband, a Harvard-affiliated surgeon, knew the dangers of the device and was strictly against the use of it. He and his wife began fighting back against the medical community that heralded the device as a good optionf or many women.

What truckers need to know about required electronic driving logs

It seems like a week rarely passes without news of a horrific crash involving a semi-truck. There are a number of reasons for this, including driver fatigue, the risk of driving such a large vehicle and pressure to drive in inclement weather. In order to mitigate the frequency of such accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has mandated that truckers should utilize an electronic logging device.

Here are a few things truckers and other drivers should know about this change.

How can I protect my parent from nursing home abuse?

Placing your elderly parent into a nursing home in Greenville was no easy decision. You researched your options well and chose a place that you believed was the safest place for your parent to receive the care and support he or she needs. Now that you are aware that nursing home abuse and negligence incidents are on the rise in assisted living and nursing home facilities across the country, you may be wondering what you can do to protect your parent and keep him or her from becoming a victim. 

Do not wait until your parent makes accusations of neglect and abuse. Here are some actions you can take to protect your mom or dad. 

Sharing the road with large trucks

The sight of a big rig looming up in the next lane can make most drivers nervous. There are several good reasons for this reaction. When trucks get into accidents, the fatality and serious injury rates tend to shoot up.

The exceptional size and weight of a typical commercial truck can seriously increase the gravity of any damage. These attributes also cause trucks to present some unique challenges for other drivers on the road. Learning how to drive safely along with the many semi-trailers traveling North Carolina's interstate highway can help you reduce the risk of getting into an accident.

Know these tips for safely sharing the road with truckers

Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, from semi-trucks to automobiles to motorcycles. As large trucks have their own set of driving standards and requirements, they are often involved in accidents with smaller vehicles. In the United States, many lives are at stake, as more than 400,000 trucking accidents occur on American roadways each year.

Truckers have certain rules they must follow to stay safe, but it takes the cooperation of everyone on the road to prevent accidents that can lead to injury or death.

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