For many Montana families, a trip to a fair, carnival, or amusement park can be one of the highlights of summer. From the delicious snacks to the roller coasters, there is something for everyone to enjoy. While most people likely assume that the rides and attractions have been inspected and deemed safe, this is often not the case. Amusement rides can be an accident waiting to happen and, with little oversight, sometimes lead to serious personal injury.
Witnessing the birth of a child is one of the most exciting experiences a person in Montana can experience. Naturally, if a child suffers a birth injury due to a doctor's negligence, distraught does not even begin to describe how his or her parents would feel. Fortunately, the parents have the right to seek to hold the careless doctor accountable in this situation by filing a personal injury claim.
Traumatic brain injuries can unfortunately take a toll on their victims physically, mentally, emotionally and financially in Montana and elsewhere. However, the effects of this type of personal injury are not limited to the current day. Research studies recently indicated that brain injuries -- even those that are mild -- can increase a person's chances of suffering from neurodegenerative disease long term.
Public health authorities have linked at least eight cases of E. coli to a romaine lettuce farm. They are cautioning consumers to avoid all bagged and chopped romaine lettuce as well as hearts and whole heads. Montana and other states have reported several personal injury victims that were stricken with virulent bacterial infection from consuming the tainted product.
In a car accident or a serious fall, a person in Montana can easily suffer spinal cord damage. This type of personal injury is serious and even debilitating. Fortunately, a team of professionals recently created a three-dimensional atlas showcasing a spinal cord to facilitate a greater understanding of spinal cord injuries and how to treat them effectively.
A traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, might increase a patient's risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease down the road in Montana and elsewhere. This is the finding of a recent study examining head injuries. The research was the first one to use Alzheimer's disease cases confirmed via autopsies to look at the long-term impacts of personal injury accidents involving the head.
A bicyclist ended up with injuries following a car-bicycle collision in Montana. This type of a personal injury collision can easily occur if a car driver is careless behind the wheel. In this case, the driver may be held liable, or financially responsible, for the bicyclist's injuries.
Brain injury impacts over half a million children and babies every year in the United States, including in Montana. New research indicates that certain antibiotics that are utilized to stop the inflammatory response of the brain may help adults who have suffered personal injury involving the brain. However, these antibiotics may unfortunately negatively impact infants and children.
Anyone who's ever ridden in any type of vehicle has undoubtedly experienced the sensation of having their seat belt momentarily lock them in place after suddenly reaching for something or simply moving forward too quickly.
Montana is no stranger to wildlife, even on our roads. An average of 1 in 58 drivers in Montana will have a collision with a large animal that results in an insurance claim in 2016. This is the second highest likelihood in the nation, according to claims data from State Farm and driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration.