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5 Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

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When you’re in a car crash, you might feel upset, confused and overwhelmed. It’s hard to think clearly in situations like this and you’re likely to make mistakes that can affect your car accident claims. Be prepared and avoid making these five common mistakes when you’re injured in a car accident. Failing to Call the Police: If the other driver pleads for you to avoid calling the police to report the accident, call the police anyway, even if the accident was minor. The police report will state what took place and serves as evidence in your car accident claim. To assist the attorney handling your car accident claim, be sure… Read More

What is Legal Malpractice?

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It is crucial when you are choosing an attorney to represent your case to select someone who will act with great care and minimize risky practices. However, there are instances where an attorney can act in a negligent manner and jeopardize their client’s case. Also known as legal negligence, legal malpractice occurs when an attorney handles a case inappropriately by acting recklessly and harms their client as a result. To prove that an attorney acted negligently, you will need to prove that the attorney breached their duty to provide competent representation: You will need to show that an attorney gave you legal advice or assistance, and as such, established an… Read More

Did Porter Adventist Hospital Expose Patients to Deadly Viruses?

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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