Posts tagged "negligence"

Risky business in the medical sector

Missouri residents may be interested in learning more about some of the inherent risks that affect the quality of treatment provided by health care facilities across the country. A 2005 study of more than 1,500 medical professionals exposed a propensity for dangerous errors and complicit behavior occurring on a routine basis in the medical sector. More than half of the respondents reportedly observed a fellow employee demonstrate poor practices at work, including disrespectful behavior, poor teamwork, insubordination and incompetence.

Truck accident statistics

Data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that there were 89 large trucks involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents in Missouri in 2012. These crashes constituted 8 percent of the total fatal vehicle crashes that occurred in the state that year. Nationwide, 2012 reportedly saw a 4 percent increase in fatal large truck crashes from 2011.

What is a brain injury?

As many Missouri residents might already know, traumatic brain injuries have become a public health issue. When people experience a blow to the head capable of disrupting any of the brain's myriad functions, there is a significant possibility that they suffered a brain injury. While traumatic brain injuries account for approximately 30 percent of all injury-related fatalities in America, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not all brain injuries result in death, especially with modern medicine and evolved medical care.

Way in which hospital handled deadly fungus scrutinized

Most parents cannot imagine the loss of a child. While difficult to contemplate under any circumstance this is particularly true when the child dies while in the care of health care providers at a hospital--people who in many cases are supposed to be making them better.

Risk of burn injuries prompts recall of children's pajamas

There are many things that St. Louis, Missouri, parents need to be aware of where their children are involved. One thing that many probably don’t spend much time thinking about is how safe their pajamas are. As it turns out, if not treated properly during manufacturing, a child’s pajamas could put them at risk for burn injuries

Presence of specific gene could play role in recovery from TBI

Individuals in the Saint Louis, Missouri, area suffer traumatic brain injuries each day. There are a variety of ways in which they might occur including car accidents, workplace accidents and even stroke. Though the individual who suffers a traumatic brain injury may not physically appear to have anything wrong, they may nonetheless be suffering from symptoms that dramatically impact their lives.

Could temperature sensitive lids reduce beverage scaldings?

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.

Study reveals best recovery approach for kids with concussions

Brain injuries in the form of concussions are in the news a lot these days. Stories revolve around both the prevention of these injuries as well as the best course of treatment when they do occur. A recent report indicates that where children are concerned, the fastest recoveries occur when the injured youngsters take their time in returning to normal mental activity. The study from which this information was derived is in this month’s journal Pediatrics.

Claimants agree to settlement in gas can explosions

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.

Medical malpractice could take many forms

Individuals throughout the city of Saint Louis rely upon medical professionals to help them when they are injured or ill. In many cases doctors, nurses and others involved in providing medical care do this without the patient suffering any ill effects. Sadly, on other occasions the care is below the standard of what is expected and results in an injury to the patient. In the worst cases, the injuries are so serious that they lead to the patient's death.

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