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Fatal Negligence: Police Officer Killed by Distracted Driver

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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It has been a deadly 2019 for police officers in the United States. Seven officers have been killed since the first of the year. Though all tragic, one of the fatalities is notable for its cause – a distracted driver. Officer Clayton Townsend was standing by the driver’s side door of a car he pulled […]

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Can Opioid Deaths Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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The odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than the chances of dying in a car accident, according to statistics reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). This begs the question: Could doctors be sued for medical malpractice if a patient who was given an opioid prescription overdoses?

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4 Dangerous Prenatal Birth Injuries for Mothers

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Labor and delivery is the grand finale that expectant mothers anticipate. They look forward to finally meeting their newborn, but they may also have concerns about whether they will have a birth free of complications. What many pregnant women discover, unfortunately, is that there are prenatal birth injuries that can cause problems with a pregnancy […]

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Oxygen Complications for Infants: Birth Asphyxia and Overventilation

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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When an infant is deprived of oxygen for too long during the birth process, the resulting condition is known as birth asphyxia. When a newborn is put on a ventilator to regulate respiratory function, they can receive too much oxygen and this can lead to overventilation. Both too little and too much oxygen can result […]

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Michigan Family Killed in Wrong-Way Drunk Driving Car Accident

Posted on January 9th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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On January 6, 2019, a Michigan family driving home from vacation were struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on a Kentucky interstate. The entire family was of five was killed when their car went up in flames. The driver of the pickup truck also lost his life. Wrong-way accidents are not as common as drunk […]

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