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April 2017 Archives

Seeking compensation for PTSD in car accident lawsuits

Iowa residents may pursue civil remedies when they have been harmed in automobile accidents caused by the negligent actions of others. Damages are generally awarded in this type of litigation to cover the plaintiff's medical expenses, lost income and property damage, but car accident victims may also seek compensation for emotional or psychological injuries such as mental anguish or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Fatal motorcycle accident a powerful reminder to stay alert

The most recent statistics are shocking: over 88,000 motorcyclists were injured on American highways in 2015. 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2015. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants of other vehicles. And the majority of fatal motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other motor vehicles.

Medical errors commonplace throughout health system

Even routine interactions with healthcare settings in Iowa present risks to patients, such as infections and misdiagnosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 750,000 people in the United States pick up an infection when receiving medical care, and about 10 percent of them die as a result.

A guide for those who have just been in a car accident

If you have just been in a car accident, it is likely that there are a million thoughts running through your mind and a million emotions racing through your body. It is in these tense moments immediately after a crash -- when you're stunned, angry, in pain and everything in between -- that you need to take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the next few moments in your life.

Did a doctor's mistake cause your child's cerebral palsy?

Pregnancy is a time of hoping and planning. Many women invest a lot of time and money into protecting the well-being of their unborn babies. Sadly, all of that hard work and loving dedication can disappear in a moment if a doctor makes a mistake. Most pregnancies go through labor and delivery successfully with no issues. However, sometimes things go wrong. If doctors fail to act or if they make the wrong decision, your baby and your family will be paying the price for the rest of you lives. Conditions like cerebral palsy can be the direct result of a doctor-caused birth injury.

9-year-old dies hours after tonsillectomy

Our source article for today's blog post tells a tragic story of a nine-year-old girl who died mere hours after a routine tonsillectomy. Given that more than 530,000 children have their tonsils removed every year in the United States, this story will certainly concern parents all across Iowa and, indeed, the entire country.

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