July 9th, 2015
Individuals who are admitted to the hospital are often suffering from serious medical conditions and require stabilization and treatment. For this reason, it is highly important that hospitals maintain a sterile and safe environment for their patients. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make mistakes like anyone else and, at times, these errors can result in the spread of new infections to patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported1 that, in 2011 alone, nearly 722,000 individuals contracted hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also referred to as nosocomial infections.2 This means that approximately one of every 25 patients got … Read More Posted In: Medical Malpractice
July 7th, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 29 million1 or more individuals in the United States have diabetes. To help control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors may prescribe medications that involve incretin therapy.2 The most popular incretin therapy drug on the market is called Januvia and is manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Merck.
Though the once-a-day pill is effective in regulating blood sugar levels, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted investigations and issued warnings3 regarding potentially dangerous side effects that Januvia can cause in … Read More Posted In: Drug Injury
July 2nd, 2015
According to WebMD,1 approximately 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. It would be difficult to go an entire day in a United States city without seeing several dogs in cars, being walked, in parks, or even roaming off-leash. As a society, we love our dogs, and the American Veterinary Medical Association reports that dogs are the most popular pet in the country, as measured by of household ownership. Unfortunately, dogs are capable of causing serious injury when they bite humans, especially when they bite already vulnerable individuals such as the very young or people with … Read More Posted In: Dog Bites
June 30th, 2015
Airbags are an important safety feature required in every passenger vehicle1 since the late 1990’s. Front airbags keep drivers and front seat passengers from hitting their heads or chests on the dashboard, steering wheel, or windshield, while side airbags protect motorists in rollover accidents or side collisions. Though airbags have prevented thousands of severe injuries and saved numerous lives, airbags have been known to actually cause certain injuries.
Airbags deploy at a high velocity and can often result in minor burns on arms and faces, as well as possible fractures in the delicate bones of the face, even when … Read More Posted In: Defective Product
June 25th, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 bicycle accidents resulting in an estimated 515,000 emergency department visits in 2010. When bicyclists are struck by other vehicles or thrown from their bikes because of hazards in the roadway, they often sustain extremely serious injuries. In cases where a bicycle accident is the result of someone else’s carelessness, victims are often entitled to financial recovery.
Many people are justifiably curious as to how much money they can expect to receive after an accident occurs. The amount of money you collect depends on a number of factors. Generally speaking, … Read More Posted In: Bicycle Accidents