April, 2011 Articles

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Elderly Abuse and Your Family Member

The elderly are physically inferior to their younger adult counterparts, and often times, they are mentally inferior as well. When their fragile bodies are weak, and when their minds are suffering ...
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Moving Forward After Amputation

Amputation can involve nearly any part of the human body from the upper extremities such as the arms, hands or fingers, to the lower extremities including the legs, feet or toes. Other amputations can ...
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National Advocacy Group for Nursing Home Residents Launches Investigation

A nationwide investigation is being launched by The Nursing Home Complaint Center, a national advocacy group for nursing home residents' rights; the focus of their investigation being on wrongful ...
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Child Found Dead after Electrocution in Hospital Bed

The following real-life incident could have been prevented with proper forethought but it is a lesson to be learned for us all. A one-year-old baby boy was admitted to a hospital with suspected ...
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Driver Accused Of DUI In Fatal Walnut Park Car Crash

Pedestrian Killed By Out Of Control Vehicle Law enforcement officials have arrested a driver they suspect was intoxicated when he crashed into a pedestrian, killing him, reports the Los Angeles Times. ...
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Hand Transplant For Victim Of Accident

Woman Injured In Car Accident Receives Donor Hand A California woman underwent surgery last month to have a donated hand transplanted onto her arm, just one of 14 successful hand transplants in the ...
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Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado

Pedestrian accidents are an unavoidable fact of life, since motor vehicles and pedestrians share the road. Most of the time, pedestrian accidents occur as a result of driver negligence. When drivers ...
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School Bus Accidents

Last October, a bus driver lost control of a school bus while driving on a rural northern Georgia highway. The school bus flipped over, killing a 17-year-old student, while sending several more to the ...
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Ford Recalls up to 1.5 Million Trucks for Defective Airbag

April – Ford Motors recalls an unprecedented 1.5 million of its best-selling F-150 trucks as a result of sudden and unnecessary air bag deployments. Ford Motors recalled 1.5 million F-150 trucks ...
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Houston Driver Crashes Car Due To Seizure

Woman Drives Mother To Hospital, Crashes Into Tree While attempting to take her mother to a hospital to have surgery performed on her eye Thursday morning, a woman lost control of her vehicle and ...
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Conflicting Reports In Houston School Bus Crash Case

Officer Is Injured in Automotive Accident A traffic accident involving a school bus and a Houston policeman has officers investigating, with no driver clearly at fault as yet. The incident sparked ...
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Dram Shop and Liquor Liability Laws

The term “dram shop” is an old reference to the colonial times when taverns and such (shops) used units of liquid measurement called drams to serve alcohol. Today’s dram shop laws ...
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Catastrophic Injuries and You

Catastrophic or disfiguring injuries are permanent, life-changing injuries that are the result of a serious accident. There are countless ways to sustain a catastrophic injury, just as there are many ...
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Nursing Home Abuse and Your Loved One

With life expectancy increasing every decade, our nation’s nursing homes are reaching full capacity. If you have recently placed your loved one in a nursing home, you may have been surprised to ...
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Retail Store Safety

It is the responsibility of retail stores to ensure they provide a safe shopping environment for their customers. In the event a visitor sustains an injury on the retail store’s property, then ...
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Car Accidents and Personal Injury Claims

The statistics are staggering, 1 out of every four people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lifetime and the chances of getting killed in an auto accident are 1 out of every ...
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Workman Suffers Amputation of Fingers; Gets $3.7 Million Award

Last month, a 33-year-old workman in Florida was awarded $3.7 million dollars by a jury after a workplace accident. All of his fingers on his right hand were amputated as a result of being crushed by ...
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Twenty-Two-Year-Old Awarded 8.1 Million in Swimming Pool Accident

Just last month in Illinois, a lawsuit came to an end and a 22-year-old man was awarded $8.1 million dollars involving a swimming pool accident at someone's private home. He was visiting the home ...
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Surgical Pad Left in Man’s Body After Surgery

A New York man went into surgery and began to have post operative complications; he most likely did not suspect that a surgical pad had been left inside of his body. Mr. B, the victim of the hospital ...
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Jury Awards Young Girl $52k in Dog Bite Case

Last month in Michigan, a seven year old girl was awarded $52,000 from a personal injury lawsuit that was filed on her behalf. She had been bitten by a large dog and suffered multiple punctures wounds ...
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