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Did Porter Adventist Hospital Expose Patients to Deadly Viruses?

We explain the latest news on the Porter Adventist Hospital sanitation breach.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is investigating surgical site infections and the transmission of bloodborne pathogens at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. Health department officials found problems with how the hospital sterilized surgical tools after orthopedic and spine surgeries. Surgeons may have used contaminated surgical tools on patients. Infections were reported among patients who underwent orthopedic or spine surgeries between July 21, 2016 and April 5, 2018. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that patients who received these surgical procedures may have been at risk of contracting hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV. You may contract these viruses through exposure to infected blood. After… Read More

2 Types of Brain Injury You Could Sustain in a Severe Accident

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When you’ve been in a severe accident at work or during your morning commute, you could sustain a traumatic brain injury. These injuries can be fatal. For those that survive their accident, their lives can be completely changed by their traumatic brain injury. It is recommended to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney should you be interested in seeking compensation for your injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are no laughing matter. When the initial impact happens, the victim could sustain primary brain damage. These injuries result because of the physical displacement of the brain. Injuries can include: Contusions Damage to blood vessels Axonal Shearing In addition, the victim… Read More

Three Common Prescription Drug Errors That Could Cause Severe Injuries

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Prescription errors happen more often than we imagine. These errors have also been the cause of serious injury or death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 700,000 people are admitted to the ER every year due to prescription drug complications. There are three types of pharmaceutical errors you should protect against to avoid serious injury. Prescription Errors: Doctors may become confused if they are faced with an incomplete medical history or inaccurate records. This could cause the doctor to prescribe the wrong medication or wrong dose. You could end up developing additional issues as a result of a wrong medication or overdose due to the… Read More

Accident Tips to Help Before and After a Car Accident

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Car accidents can happen to anyone, and they can occur at any time, whether you’re prepared for the outcome and circumstances or not. However, the more that you know about what you can do to prevent an accident, and also what to do after the accident, the less anxiety you can have while you’re on the road. There are some tips that you can follow in order to better prepare yourself in the event of a car accident: Before the accident: Have an emergency preparedness kit: In your car, you should equip yourself with some basic emergency preparedness tools in order to keep you safe if you happen to get… Read More

Facts About Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado

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Colorado is a beautiful state filled with natural scenery and interesting places to visit and enjoy. As with many cities that are big tourist attractions, there are usually many pedestrians in Colorado that are walking and biking around in different towns. Unfortunately, when there are many pedestrians in one area, the likelihood of an accident is much greater. Walking on a sidewalk or on a marked crosswalk should ensure that you are safe, but Colorado has witnessed multiple pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians. These pedestrian accidents have resulted in catastrophic injuries because vehicles involved in these incidents are often speeding or driving recklessly. Here are some statistics related… Read More