Workplace Injuries: Things you Can Do to Help Create a Safety Culture in Your Workspace

Although there has been a significantly observable decline in the cases of workplace-related accidents resulting to injury, we still cannot deny the fact that more than four thousand people had risked losing their lives while at work. And this happened despite the policies, campaigns, and other initiatives set out by the U.S. government to protect its workers. We all seem to take safety at work for granted. As an employer, it is your ethical responsibility to take care of employees working for y...

When You Don’t Agree with Your Doctor, a Second Opinion Might Be Your Best Bet

Getting a second opinion may be the most important thing you ever do! Medical results are rarely yes or no; they come in a spectrum and must usually be interpreted. One result of this is that a surprising number of test results are incorrect. A patient should always ask for a second opinion from a medical specialist, at a different institution, whenever they feel that their doctors might be making a mistake. Doctors may have made a correct diagnosis on the basis of the information they have, ...

Construction Workers and Children: Steps We Should All Take to Stay Well in Hot Weather

We all know sunstroke is no joke. The long hot days of summer can bring a dangerously high temperature that can put at risk even to those who are completely accustomed to climate. This is especially dangerous for children, the elderly and people who are working on physically demanding jobs like construction. As such, it is important to take the necessary measures in order to avoid being caught by the heat. Choosing the Right Clothing for Your Day This is very important, as clothes not only ...

How to Make Your Home Safer for Your Kids

A child is a parent's most prized possession. We, as parents, give them unconditional love no matter what they look like, how they act or who they are attached to. As parents, we want to keep our children safe at all times. Knowing this is why it is so mind-boggling that so many parents do not make the effort to go through their house and take the necessary steps to make the home a safer place for the kids. This is especially true if you have a baby that is just starting to crawl, pull themselve...

Avoiding Misdiagnosis: Five Ways to Help Your Avoid Misdiagnosis

While you may think that misdiagnosis is rather uncommon in the medical field, the fact is that it is actually not. A rather large number of medical malpractice lawsuits stem from the misdiagnosis of a medical condition, illness or injury. Whenever a doctor's diagnosis leads to an error or incorrect treatment, a patient's condition can be made much worse, even putting them in danger of dying. There are, however, many ways you can take in order to protect yourself from medical misdiagnosis. He...

Stop! The Most Important Thing to Know About First Aid for Elderly After A Fall

Falling is one of the major causes for older people needing to be admitted to hospitals and it can have a major impact on their future mobility and confidence in themselves. Older people who fall frequently fracture their hips and this may result in them needing to be cared for and losing their independence. Older people usually are at a far greater risk of falling This is often due to them attempting to be fiercely independent and failing to identify risks. If they begin to get muddled...

Cerebral Palsy in Personal Injury Cases

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that covers a variety of brain and nervous system disorders that cause limitations to movement. These limitations can affect the person's ability to speak clearly and sometimes results in the inability to walk. Some different types of cerebral palsy include spastic, hypotonic, dyskinetic, and ataxic. Spastic is the most common. Some people with cerebral palsy also have learning impairments, while others are able to go to college and obtain advanced degrees des...

Burns Injuries in Personal Injury Claims

Accidents that cause burns are all too common in the United States, resulting in thousands of personal injury lawsuits every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that burns and fires are the third leading cause of fatal home injuries. In 2011, 2,640 people (excluding firefighters) were killed in fires and another 13,350 were injured, although more people are injured from smoke and toxic gases in fires than burns. The number one cause of fire-related deaths is smoking, wh...

Product Liability in Personal Injury Claims

A product liability case is a lawsuit filed by a person who has been injured as a result of using some type of product. For example, a child might suffer an injury from a defective toy causing the parent to file a lawsuit, someone might become burned by a toxic chemical in a cleaning product, a food product might cause illness when bacteria is found within it, or a car accident resulting in injuries might be caused by a defective part in a car. The most complicated aspect of a product liabili...

Brain Damage in Personal Injury Cases

When someone suffers brain damage, the personal injury lawsuit that results can be a complicated case. There are a number of reasons for this. First and foremost, it can be difficult to diagnose brain damage as it is frequently related to the person's cognitive ability. The question, then, is how much ability did the individual have prior to the accident/injury? If the injured person claims cognitive deficits, can they be proven to be a result of the accident? From a medical perspective, the ...