Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Study Finds Window Blinds Injure Two Children Per Day

Your home could contain a product that is responsible for injuring 17,000 children under 6 years old between 1990 and 2015. According to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics, window coverings are responsible for injuring roughly two children per day. In addition, almost one child per month is killed in an incident involving window coverings. The study pulled information from databases operated by federal agencies, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Many incidents resulted in minor injuries. In these cases, children were struck by window blinds. A majority of cases that led to severe injuries or deaths involved children who became entangled in window blind cords. According to the study, entanglements were responsible for 80 percent of the 726 hospitalizations and 94 percent of the 271 deaths recorded between 1990 and 2015. Many of these incidents occurred in bedrooms or when children were not being…
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What Are Possible Examples of Nursing Home Malpractice?

Individuals with severe disabilities and the elderly rely on nursing homes to provide assistance for everyday activities. While nurses in these facilities provide a commendable service, there are cases where they harm patients. Possible acts of negligence committed nurses in these facilities may include: Medication errors: Nursing home patients typically require doses of prescription and over-the-counter medications. However, nurses can make mistakes while providing these drugs. Medication errors could include providing too high or too low of a dosage. A nurse may also provide the wrong type of medication. Lack of supervision: Some patients may have certain health conditions that warrant additional supervision and services. For example, if a patient is a fall risk, then certain precautions could be put in place to protect his or her safety. Other patients could have heart conditions that require around-the-clock monitoring. If patients are not supervised, they could be harmed. Failing to provide…
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How Can Football Injuries Cause Brain Damage?

Brain injuries and football have become a popular topic of discussion over the last several years. Specifically, many people are talking about the implications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of damage found in the brains of deceased football players. The recent death of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez has also kept the discussion about CTE in the public spotlight. CTE continues to befuddle the medical community, but it is believed the condition is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Collisions during contact sports such as football cause frequent concussions which help foster the conditions for CTE to develop. CTE is a crippling condition that may cause memory loss, poor impulse control, depression, substance abuse disorder and a general loss of cognitive abilities. In addition to CTE, football players can also suffer from subdural hematomas, a type of bleeding that occurs between the surface of the brain and its outer…
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