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February 2017 Archives

Former football player files lawsuit over traumatic brain injury

Football is a major part of the landscape in Pennsylvania and those who play it are willing to look beyond the common risks for injury, particularly to the head, to play it. Those who oversee the sport are becoming increasingly responsible for making certain that the players are not placed back on the field after a possible brain injury. Since injuries to the head can result in traumatic brain injury and lead to long-term issues and permanent disability, those who have suffered from it due to negligence on the part of football coaches and overseers at school should consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Recognizing a hospital error can be a key to being compensated

Pennsylvania residents who need to have medical treatment are placing their trust in their doctor and the facility. It is unfortunate that there are instances when that trust is misplaced and there is a mistake. While many errors do not cause damage to the patient, there are others that can lead to a worsening of the condition, injury and death. The Centers for Disease Control states that as many as a quarter of a million people die due to medical errors annually. Medical facilities have certain steps they are taking to try and reduce this number. It is important for patients to be aware of who is most at risk and what the dangers are to keep an eye on potential mistakes that might have injured or killed a loved one.

Pennsylvania hockey player dies after traumatic brain injury

When playing any sport in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S., there is a chance at injury. This is true not just for athletics, for any activity. Some, however, are more dangerous than others due to their sheer nature. If it is a contact sport with hard surfaces, then logic states it is more likely that a person will have a head injury at some point. Unfortunately, a head injury can result in a traumatic brain injury and cause significant, even fatal, damage. Those who have been affected by an injury of this kind or lost a loved one because of it need to have a full investigation into the incident to determine if steps could have been taken to prevent it or to provide treatment in its immediate aftermath of a possible brain injury to avoid troublesome scenarios.

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Study indicates misdiagnosis of asthma is common

Pennsylvanians will often associate a dangerous misdiagnosis made by a medical professional with cancers, heart attacks, strokes and other life-threatening illnesses or conditions. Other medical problems can also be misdiagnosed and lead to the patient receiving the wrong treatment or medication that is not applicable to them. One such condition is asthma. A recent study indicates that as many as one in three adults who receive the diagnosis of having asthma might not have it.

Study suggests trucker health can factor into truck accidents

Trucks are a part of the landscape in Allegheny and across the U.S. While the majority of these trucks are simply seen and accepted as necessary to transport goods back and forth, it can be ignored that an 18-wheeler truck accident can cause serious injuries and even death. These vehicles are large, often travel at high speed and go long distances. The drivers might or might not be qualified. The truck could be operated unsafely. For those who have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck crash, certain factors that recede into the background must be considered. One is trucker health.

Legal helps after injury or death due to a drunk driver

Drivers in Allegheny might operate their vehicles safely, follow all the traffic laws and make certain that they are doing all the right things and still be involved in an auto accident. These accidents can cause injuries and fatalities. What makes any crash worse is if it happened due to the risky and careless behavior of another person. This is the case when a person is hit by a drunk driver. Because an accident with a drunk driver can cause such extensive damage and even lead to death, it is imperative that the person who was hit by a drunk driver and the family of a person who was killed understands their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Study examines brain trauma and death in football

Football is an ingrained activity throughout Pennsylvania. It can be a dangerous sport to play. Just how dangerous is only now beginning to be fully understood. With the violence that is inherent in the game, there are inevitable injuries. Unfortunately, many of these are head injuries that result in brain trauma. Studies are constantly being conducted and information examined to determine the frequency of a traumatic brain injury in young football players.

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