Car accidents often result in a variety of serious injuries. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one such injury that merits special discussion.
With auto accidents involving only passenger vehicles, it is usually one of the drivers who caused the collision. Other factors, such as a jaywalking pedestrian or debris on the road, may also contribute to the crash.
It is natural to think of winter as a prime breeding ground for car crashes. After all, snow, ice and freezing temperatures dominate many winters.
Any activity that takes a driver's focus away from the primary task of driving is dangerous, but statistics show that, by far, using a phone is the most distracting.
If you have been injured in a car accident, the success of your insurance claim will depend on the steps you take to prove the extent of your injuries and the cause of the crash.
Missouri residents may be interested in learning how medical professionals diagnose cancer. In order to diagnose this potentially fatal disease, a doctor might first check to see if there are any abnormal lumps in a patient's body. Although some lumps could be felt during a physical examination, others might need to be discovered through imaging known as radiology. In either case, the lumps would need to be examined under a microscope before determining whether they are cancerous or benign.
The Institute of Medicine plans to release a report in the near future in the hopes of bringing more attention to what appears to be a persistent problem in the health care industry. Every year, deadly medical conditions from cancer to myocardial infarctions are missed completely or assumed to be something else, leading to delays in treatment, sometimes until it is too late. Patients in Missouri could experience significant harm or loss of life due to a misdiagnosis.
Many residents of St. Louis, Missouri, likely remember the personal injury lawsuit filed against McDonalds over two decades ago, by a woman who was seriously burned when the coffee bought via the restaurant’s drive thru spilled on her. The woman prevailed and the restaurant lowered the temperature that it serves the beverage. Despite the warnings this case provided both proprietors as well as customers purchasing coffee, individuals are still burned by hot beverages.
Burns are some of the most horrendous injuries a person can experience. Burn victims often require ongoing treatment for years to come, not to mention the excruciating pain they experience. Injuries can include first-, second-, or third-degree burns, disfigurement, amputations, scarring and even death.
When someone is injured in an accident, how quickly and the extent to which they will heal varies depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. While no injury is desirable, burns are some of the most difficult to recover from. In addition to taking a long time to heal, the injuries are painful, both physically as well as emotionally. Because of the scars that remain it can be difficult for injured individuals to move forward even after the wounds have healed.