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Posts tagged "Personal Injury"

Personal injury accident results in injuries to bicyclist

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.

Antibiotics may worsen personal injury to brain in babies

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.

Tips for avoiding vehicle collisions with wild animals

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. 

What is being done about the 10% rise in traffic deaths in 2016?

The number of traffic deaths on U.S. highways is increasing at an alarming rate. On October 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced preliminary statistics for the first half of 2016. An estimated 17,775 people died in car crashes from January through June 2016, a 10.4 percent increase from 16,100 fatalities for the first part of 2015. This follows news from earlier this year that the 2015 marked the largest uptick in traffic fatalities since 1966.

There are steps to take when considering a malpractice suit

We place a great deal of faith in medical professionals when checking into a health care facility. Generally, this faith is justified by the good care we receive. However, sometimes during the course of treatment a patient may be injured or harmed. In such cases, the patient or his or her family may wish to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Good preparation can help prevent wrong-site surgery

Generally, we hold doctors in high esteem. This can be especially true of surgeons. For most of us, the mind boggles at the work they can do with a scalpel or other tools of their trade. For this reason, we may even be somewhat in awe their skills.

Medical complications put dental patient in semi-coma

Getting and maintaining good oral health is an important part of having good overall medical health. Though jokes abound about visits to the dentist's office, few expect the “nightmare” of a dental visit to turn into the nightmare of medical complications. One family is now going through what one member calls a “hellish ordeal.” This is due to his daughter ending up in a coma from what should have been a routine wisdom tooth extraction.