The number of wrong-way vehicle crashes is increasing across the United States without any indication of stabilizing or going down. These car crashes are the most dangerous type of accidents because, most of the time, they are head-on collisions.
The number one cause of these accidents, according to the American Automobile Association, is alcohol impairment. Unsurprisingly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can severely impair your ability to drive safely, placing your and others’ lives at risk.
Even though most states have laws that are very tough on drivers who get behind the wheel while under the influence, it
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Falls are one of the biggest risks to the health of the elderly. Unfortunately, injured and weakened or sickly individuals also fall prey to it, too.
Hospitals are one location where all of these people appear in large numbers, which makes the risk of falling or slipping – especially in the bathroom – quite high.
High risk of falls in hospitals
Cleveland Clinic discusses ways to prevent falls in hospitals. Unfortunately, hospitals have a high number of people susceptible to falls. They also often cause people to become more susceptible to falls, such as through medications that may cause dizziness
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Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects coordination and movement. It results from brain damage that often occurs before or during birth.
There is no cure for cerebral palsy but, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are treatments available that can help patients manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
Cerebral palsy often causes the muscles to become stiff. Certain medications can relax the muscles and prevent the nerve cells from over-activating them. Some of these medications are injectable while others are oral medications.
People with cerebral palsy may benefit from several types
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Microsleeping poses a major risk to drivers all across America. However, many people do not even know what it is.
It is one of the many parts of drowsy driving that put people at serious risk, and spreading awareness can cut down on unnecessary injuries and even fatalities.
What is microsleeping?
WebMD takes a look at microsleeping, an ongoing issue for driver safety. Under normal circumstances, microsleeping is the body’s way of taking care of itself and essentially attempting to force itself to sleep when in need of a rest.
Microsleeping consists of bursts of 1 to 3 seconds in
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Truck accidents are among the most disastrous of auto accidents.
Pursuing compensation following a truck accident requires identifying the at-fault party, and there are multiple possibilities.
Truck drivers
Truck drivers are liable for their actions. If a driver violates traffic laws or industry safety standards, such as going over the allowed hours of service for commercial drivers, they are liable for damages when that breach of duty results in an accident. Common errors drivers make include speeding, driving under the influence and driving while fatigued.
Truck driver employers
Truck driver employers are sometimes liable for accidents caused by their drivers.
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If you slip and fall, you could hit your head against the ground or another hard object. This could result in a head injury. Head injuries can range in severity; many are minor, but some can be serious and potentially life-threatening.
Johns Hopkins Medicine describes two types of head injuries that you could sustain as the result of a slip-and-fall injury: intracranial hematoma and skull fracture.
Intracranial hematoma
Blood cells can stick together to form a clot. This helps to prevent you from losing too much blood in the event of an injury. However, clots can form anywhere that blood
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Even if you do not seem to have any symptoms of injury after a car accident, you should always have a medical examination. Sometimes symptoms of even a severe injury do not show up for hours or days afterward. Such can be the case with internal bleeding.
Internal bleeding occurs due to damage to blood vessels. It is a common injury in a motor vehicle collision and a dangerous one. Internal bleeding can cause you to have low blood pressure or go into shock. If the blood loss is significant enough, you can die from it.
Why does internal bleeding
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In addition to causing injuries and psychological trauma, a dog bite can also cause you to become sick. Two illnesses of particular concern with dog bites are rabies and tetanus.
Do you need vaccinations against either of these diseases after a dog bite? It depends on the circumstances.
Rabies is a viral infection that transmits via animal saliva when it gets into the bloodstream during a bite. It attacks the central nervous system and is almost always fatal, but it has a long incubation period during which you can start receiving the vaccine if possible.
According to Up to
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Surgery often requires anesthesia, which was a big step forward in medical innovation when it first came out. It allowed for people to undergo intense procedures without the pain or memory of it happening.
However, anesthesia still carries a big risk with it. In fact, it can even result in a person’s death.
Sleep apnea and smoking
The American Society for Anesthesiologists takes a look at conditions that may make it riskier for a person to undergo anesthesia. The four main categories are whether or not a person has sleep apnea if they smoke, if they are obese, and their
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After getting into a crash, it is common for victims to suffer from injuries to the head, neck or back.
Many people only consider the physical impact of these injuries when considering the aftermath. However, back injuries often result in negative emotional and mental impacts, too.
Healing with chronic pain
The International Association for the Study of Pain discusses injuries after a crash and their potential impact. As mentioned, many of these injuries result in mental and emotional effects, too.
This is due to the fact that many back injury sufferers will go on to become chronic pain sufferers. Chronic
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As the temperatures dip, the chances of a slip-and-fall incident increase.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than 1 million people visit emergency rooms due to a slip and fall. If you fall on someone else’s property and get injured, you may wonder what options you have.
1. What should I do after a fall?
Seeking medical should also top the list after an incident. Even though you may think you are fine, some injuries take time to show up. Next, document as much as you can. As some from Illinois, you know that the weather could change
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When you go into the hospital for an operation of any kind, you expect that the physicians and surgical staff overseeing your care will follow all protocols to encourage an expected outcome. But this is not always the case, and you could become the victim of a surgical error that renders you unable to return to your normal life.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, errors occur in 1 out of every 112,000 surgical procedures. To reduce your chances of a surgical error happening, there are certain steps you can take as a patient.
Talk to your
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You probably already understand that texting and driving or using a cellphone while driving are dangerous activities. But like most people, you may not be as aware of the dangers of drowsy driving.
According to The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, in 2017, drowsy driving was a factor in 91,000 motor vehicle collisions. When you drive drowsy, it is harder to pay attention to the road in front of you, maintain appropriate reaction times and make good decisions behind the wheel.
Risk factors
Some people are more at risk of drowsy driving than others. For example, commercial drivers, shift workers
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In the Midwest, fall can also bring snow and ice, so you can never start preparing for winter weather too soon once summer ends. The best prevention for slip and falls is to choose the right footwear.
There are a few characteristics you want to pay attention to when choosing what you wear on your feet to avoid potentially disastrous falls.
When choosing footwear, you need to make sure they will fit when wearing thicker socks. While you might buy them in warmer weather when you are wearing light socks, you need to think ahead. If your shoes are
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Injuries sustained during the crash of an overloaded big rig and a passenger car can be severe, and the victim may require treatment for a lifetime.
Medical expenses would escalate over time, and the victim would need help to pay those expenses. In such a situation, how do you determine liability for the injuries?
Overloading issues
There are many reasons for truck-car crashes, but one the driver of a passenger vehicle would not see coming is a big rig with overloaded cargo. Too much cargo that is not properly loaded will result in a truck that is off balance, which
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When you are struggling in the time after your surgery because of an error that happened during the procedure, you may wonder what lead up to this problem.
Distracted doctors can make serious mistakes. The sources of these distractions often come from staff inside the room or the tools the doctors are using.
Having off-topic conversations
According to the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, some medical assistants may begin to bring up unrelated topics while in the middle of surgery. The room may even have music or sounds from cell phones that take the head surgeon’s attention away
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