The key to effectively treating many kinds of serious injuries and medical conditions is often early diagnosis. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a disease in a timely manner not only allows for prompt intervention but also goes a long way to prevent the condition in question from progressing. Unfortunately, though, medical negligence on the part of trained physicians is known to prevent many patients from receiving life-saving treatments. If you or a loved one is now forced to confront the consequences of a delayed or failed diagnosis, it is important for you to understand your legal rights and options. That is why the attorneys at Cok Kinzler, P.L.L.P., are committed to advocating on behalf of our clients and medical malpractice victims.
Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from spinal cord injuries around the world every year, and one of the most common causes is a motor vehicle accident. It might be important for family members of Montana victims who suffer from this type of injury to understand how it happens and the symptoms and risks involved.
For many Montana parents, a complication during childbirth can be both emotionally and financially draining. A newborn child who suffers complications could experience injuries that require lifetime medical care. In the most severe cases, the child may not survive the delivery. While many hospitals have taken steps to reduce complications, there is still room for improvement. Several hospitals around the country have shown that implementing some basic safety steps can have a substantial impact.
When a car crash occurs in the state of Montana, the driver who did not cause the crash may be eligible to seek compensation. However, they must be able to prove to either their insurance company or the responsible driver's insurance company that they did not cause the accident. There are several pieces of information that may help strengthen the injured person's case.
In Montana and throughout the U.S., when a driver is involved in a serious car wreck, it is likely that they will suffer injuries that cause internal bleeding. Because the onset of symptoms can occur well after the crash, internal bleeding can be deadly if the injuries are not treated in a timely manner.
Whenever someone performs another task while driving, whether it be eating, drinking, talking on a cell phone or inputting GPS directions, that person is driving while distracted. With approximately nine fatalities and more than 1,150 injuries a day, most of which are the result of cell phone use while driving, it is vital that residents of Montana be aware of the three main types of distracted driving.
Residents of Montana may have heard of an accident in Oklahoma that resulted in two fatalities and caused injuries to three people. The incident occurred early in the morning hours of Dec. 26 in a remote area about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. According to reports, there was an explosion and a fire, but authorities do not yet know which one came first and what the actual cause of the accident was.
Negligent drivers make Montana roads and highways more dangerous. Distracted driving can lead to serious accidents that subsequently cause traumatic injuries. In addition to common injuries such as broken bones and strained muscles, skull fractures can result after a substantial blow to the head in a vehicle accident.
People working in the Montana oil industry are most likely well aware of the inherent dangers of such work. Oil field accidents can result in serious personal injury or the loss of life of those involved, and such incidents are relatively common.
Montana women might be interested to hear that C.R. Bard Inc., a corporation operating out of New Jersey, recently opted to settle hundreds of lawsuits purporting that the company's vaginal-mesh implants proved over time to be injurious to women. According to many claimants, the device is responsible for a litany of serious complications, including infections, organ damage and bleeding.