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Patient Lives Are in Nurses’ Hands

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on December 12, 2017

When you go to a healthcare provider to receive treatment, you probably say you are “going to the doctor.” In reality, there is a good chance you are actually being seen by a nurse practitioner, or sometimes a physician’s assistant. A 2012 study found that around 60,400 nurse practitioners work in primary care settings in the United States. The field of nursing is expanding, giving certain classifications of nurses additional responsibilities. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Can Your Birthing Position Cause Injuries?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on December 6, 2017

Most of us have a mental image of what a typical birth looks like. Right now, you may be picturing a screaming woman lying on her back in a hospital bed surrounded by nurses and a doctor. In recent years, much of what we see in this picture has been re-evaluated. The types of couples giving birth are changing, and some women are choosing to give birth at home or somewhere other than a hospital. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

The Strangest Medical Cases of 2016 (Part 2)

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on October 30, 2017

In case you missed it in our last post, Sarah G. Miller of Live Science recently wrote an article titled, “The 16 Strangest Medical Cases of 2016.” In it, she featured rare medical cases that have bewildered patients and medical practitioners alike. Some of these cases provide us with good learning opportunities for how we cause and recognize symptoms in ourselves, and how doctors approach unique medical conditions. Read below for a discussion of a few more of the most interesting cases Miller featured. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Strangest Medical Cases of 2016 (Part 1)

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on October 25, 2017

Sarah G. Miller of Live Science recently wrote an article titled, “The 16 Strangest Medical Cases of 2016.” In it, she features rare medical cases that have bewildered patients and medical practitioners alike. Some of these cases provide us with good learning opportunities, both for how we recognize symptoms in ourselves, and how doctors approach unique medical conditions. Read on for a discussion of some cases that Miller featured. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Rise of 3D Printing and What It Could Mean for Medical Care

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on October 14, 2017

In case you missed it, 3D printing is on the rise in the United States (and the world). And it’s not just for design models anymore. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

What Should You Do When Someone Is Driving the Wrong Way?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on October 6, 2017

When we get into our cars each morning to go to work, we accept that while we are safe drivers ourselves, we cannot control the behavior of other drivers with whom we share the road. Some drivers may be intoxicated, or choose to text or talk on the phone while driving. This type of behavior often leads to dangerous consequences. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

School Bus Fights: A Distraction for Drivers?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on September 22, 2017

While some school districts employ a bus monitor to supervise children, many public school systems rely on the driver alone to both transport and supervise kids on their way to and from school. Over the years, concerns have increased regarding behavior that goes unchecked because a school bus driver’s attention is focused on the road. This behavior is being documented more frequently due to the popularity of smartphones. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

How to Handle Riding with a Reckless Driver

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on September 10, 2017

People do not like being criticized. And habits are hard to break. These two facts often stop people from speaking up when they are riding with a reckless driver.

But your life is on the line. Driving or riding in a car is probably the most life-threatening thing you do each day, so speak up. Who knows? You might save more than one life by talking down a reckless driver. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Opioid Epidemic and Medical Malpractice: Is There a Correlation?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on August 31, 2017

When we think of drug addiction, we often picture illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, but in recent years it has come to light just how many people become addicted to drugs that were once prescribed to them. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosed Concussions in the NFL (and at Home)

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on August 20, 2017

According to a recently published NPR article, the NFL and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are ending their partnership for concussion research, with $16 million of the NFL’s pledged money left unspent. The end of this relationship, along with the NFL’s apparent unwillingness to follow through with its original pledge, brings up a larger conversation about how seriously the medical community is taking the effects of concussion injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

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