COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS: DRIVER FATIGUE

People are right to be afraid of getting into motor vehicle accidents with commercial trucks and rightfully so. Some of these vehicles can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds! These big rigs also tend to be less maneuverable, which makes it hard for them to avoid stopped vehicles or obstacles in their paths. While truck drivers … Read more

DOCTOR FILES MALPRACTICE SUIT FOLLOWING POST-SURGICAL PARALYSIS

FOX News recently reported on the story of a UK pediatrician who has filed a malpractice suit against her doctors after experiencing post-surgical paralysis. The case demonstrates that even other doctors recognize when their peers have made an error, they should be held accountable for their negligence. As FOX News reports, 69-year-old Diana Birch lost a kidney … Read more

SHOULD YOU RELEASE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS AFTER A CRASH?

You’ve been in a car accident. You’ve been injured, you’ve sought medical attention, kept all pertinent records, and stayed organized and on top of things. All this, despite the chaotic and traumatic nature of car accidents that leave us a little dazed in the aftermath. Through it all, you’ve kept good communication with your own … Read more

ESSURE BIRTH CONTROL DEVICE RECEIVES FDA BLACK BOX WARNING

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the permanent contraceptive device Essure will receive a “black box label” following complaints of dangerous side effects from thousands of affected women. The device, which is manufactured and marketed by Bayer, is now linked to serious health complications, including life-threatening pregnancies and stillbirths. Essure is a … Read more

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