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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As your elderly loved ones live out the final years of their life, they deserve dignity and care. Unfortunately, many families are ill-equipped to deal with the medical, emotional and physical needs that the aging require and turn to nursing homes.
While nursing home abuse is sometimes characterized by intentional violence, it often takes the form of neglect. Intentional and unintentional neglect can cause serious problems for your loved one. Your loved one is in a nursing home and deserves to receive a proper level of care, including assistance with hygiene, nutrition and staying mobile.
If you are comparing nursing homes for a relative, staffing numbers are one thing you are likely assessing. The number of staff members is important because overwhelmed or undertrained staffers can be stretched thin and make injurious or fatal mistakes.
A car crash can cause a variety of injuries. One of the most serious can be traumatic brain injury. TBI typically occurs as a result of a violent impact on the brain; thus, car accidents number among the top causes.
Our previous blog post discussed the case of the woman who was burned from the inside out due to a medication that she was prescribed. This woman now has to deal with severe disfigurement and pain for her entire life. This is a tragedy that might have been avoided if the doctor who prescribed the drugs was a little more cautious.
Imagine taking medications to make you feel better only to find out after a few days that the medication is actually burning you from the inside out. This is exactly what a young woman from South Carolina's southern neighbor faced.
If you find driving in a construction zone to be an unpleasant prospect, you are far from alone. There is no doubt that construction zones are a pain for many drivers. They slow traffic, thus messing with commutes and trips and often adding many minutes to a journey that already seems way too long.
During the course of its delivery, a baby may not receive the necessary oxygen it needs for its brain to continue functioning optimally. This puts the child at an increased risk for a number of long-term problems or permanent disabilities, including cognitive disorders and cerebral palsy.