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Montana medical malpractice law

Under Montana law, there are specific limits on legal actions regarding medical malpractice cases. These limits are intended to clarify the definition of medical malpractice. They also establish time limits during which legal actions are permitted to take place.

Disease misdiagnoses cause disability, death

Montana residents might take an interest in an article that describes the 12 most commonly misdiagnosed conditions. An MD, who is also the American College of Physicians' Board of Governors internist and chair, insisted that good doctors do not feel threatened when patients seek a second opinion.

Link found between undiagnosed diabetes and heart attacks

Montana readers may be interested to learn that new research has revealed a connection between undiagnosed diabetes and heart attacks. The research was presented at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Session 2014 conducted by the American Heart Association.

Pedestrian injured after being hit by sleeping driver in Billings

In car accidents, it should be clear that distracted driving is a form of negligence; drunk diving is a form of negligence; speeding or otherwise driving erratically is a form of recklessness; and failure to yield or stop is negligent. But is falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing into someone else considered negligence? If you can prove that the driver could have prevented the accident, then the answer is yes.

Mother of brain injury patient calls for expanded insurance

The mother of a brain injury victim recently appealed to federal lawmakers to make it easier for brain injury patients to get rehabilitation and treatment. The woman's son suffered a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident, and she says that his insurance, like the insurance of many other brain injury victims, was insufficient to cover the care he continues to need.

Montana youths facing risk of injury in oil fields

In today's uncertain economic climate, many high school graduates throughout Montana are choosing not to go to college and instead take to the oil fields for a sure paycheck. While these young people could begin a job with a starting salary of $50,000, the risk of serious oil field injuries is still a reality.

Surgical errors: Shocking data in new study of 'never events'

They're called "never events": surgical errors that are completely preventable and should never happen. But these surgical errors do happen, and they happen at an alarming rate, according to a recent study.

Missoula bans cell-phone use while driving

Missoula is set to join other Montana cities in banning cell-phone use while driving. Texting while driving was already banned in the city in 2009, but starting on Dec. 5, the restriction will extend to any hand-held use of a cell phone while driving. The ordinance goes into effect for bicycles and motorcycles as well.

Overcorrection leads to fatal car accident in Montana

A relatively common cause of car accidents is a driver's attempt to overcorrect after letting the vehicle drift off the shoulder of the road. This kind of mistake may be especially dangerous in Montana, where long stretches of road can lull drivers into a state of inattention.

Cause of fatal oil field accident remains uncertain

Oil workers in Montana know that their jobs can carry a risk of serious injury. But that doesn't mean that many accidents aren't preventable. When Bozeman-area residents suffer an injury through no fault of their own, the injured parties or their families should be aware of their rights to pursue compensation.

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