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What are the different types of skull fracture?

Published on Nov 8, 2021 in injuries.

After suffering a personal injury, you want an accurate inventory of the harm you sustained. You hurt your skull during the incident, but what kind of fracture did you endure? Johns Hopkins Medicine explains the four skull fracture types. By identifying your specific injury, you better understand how much to seek in damages. Depressed skull fracture You […]

Communication issues may lead to serious medical errors

Published on Sep 27, 2021 in injuries.

Poor communication between health care professionals may result in patient injuries or fatalities. As reported by the HIPAA Journal, miscommunication most often occurs when staff members change shifts. When caregivers sign off at the end of their shifts, the responsibility of patients’ care transfers to another staff member. A joint commission’s research discovered 80% of communication […]

Can a helmet reduce your chance of a fractured skull?

Published on Aug 27, 2021 in injuries.

Motorcyclists like you understand that you face a higher rate of risk for physical injury than almost any other driver on the road. This is due to the compact size of your vehicle of choice, along with the lack of outer protection that covered vehicle drivers have. This is also why it is so crucial […]

How do symptoms of traumatic brain injuries manifest?

Published on Feb 22, 2021 in injuries.

After suffering from a brain injury, you are likely to experience symptoms that linger. Some may stick around for days or weeks. Others might last years. A few even last indefinitely, stretching out over a person’s lifetime. To understand what you will face in the future, it is important to understand what is happening to […]

Determining a property owner’s duty of care

Published on Aug 18, 2020 in injuries.

The general theory behind premises liability law may seem simple to most people in Williamsport: when one sustains an injury on another’s property, the property owner assumes liability for the incident (and responsibility for dealing with any resulting expenses). Yet as is the case with most legal matters, in practice things are rarely that simple. […]

What are pseudomonas infections?

Published on Jun 30, 2020 in injuries.

Certain bacteria can be found in a number of places, including in plants, water, soil, and even on your skin. This is true of pseudomonas bacteria, which is usually harmless when a person is in good health. In some cases, pseudomonas bacteria can cause a serious infection in vulnerable people. People with compromised immune function are […]

Are waterborne viruses a risk in hospitals?

Published on Jun 16, 2020 in injuries.

You may not enjoy having to stay in a hospital, but you probably feel safe when you are there. You expect the hospital to make you better, but sometimes, it can contribute to you becoming sicker.  WPVI-TV explains that one hospital in Pennsylvania had an issue with premature babies suffering from infections it believes came […]

Understanding your rights when working a light-duty job

Published on Apr 17, 2020 in injuries.

If you sustained a work-related injury that resulted in your temporary or total disability, you undoubtedly received workers’ compensation benefits during your period of healing. Then your doctor released you to go back to work, but only for light duty, not your original job. Now you are wondering what rights you have while working at […]

What is cervical radiculopathy?

Published on Mar 10, 2020 in injuries.

If your chiropractor or health care provider recently told you that you have cervical radiculopathy, you may wonder what it is and how it happened. Is it serious? Is it life-threatening? Can you hold someone accountable? Before you panic, know that while it can cause discomfort and even pain, the condition is not life-threatening. As […]

What is a Pseudomonas infection?

Published on Jan 24, 2020 in injuries.

Proper care of infants in hospitals in an absolute must to prevent illness and infection. Without the proper safety measures, there is a chance that infants will fall ill. This is especially true of premature babies, who are often immune-compromised. A pseudomonas infection is one possible issue that can result from improper hospital practices, and these infections […]

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

When you ride along with motorcyclists here in Williamsport or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, how often do you notice them attempting to navigate around other vehicles when traffic congestion exists? You likely notice it quite a bit, which may lead you to wonder if their actions are lawful. While some states allow motorcyclists to split lanes, […]

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How To Calculate the Costs of Future Medical Care

People who suffer paralysis, amputation, cognitive impairment, or other catastrophic injuries typically require medical care for the rest of their lives. Even less-permanent injuries like broken bones and burns can require months or years of treatment and therapy. This often amounts to tens of thousands of dollars in bills. If you were hurt suddenly and […]

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How Is Nursing Home Abuse Investigated?

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. However, depending on a parent’s or grandparent’s illness, injury, or severity of their condition, a nursing home is often the safest place for them to be. Residential nursing home facilities provide services (including round-the-clock care) that Pennsylvania families are simply not […]

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