If your loved one resides in a nursing or care facility, you know what it feels like to entrust your loved one's care to others. You expect the nurses, doctors and staff at the facility to provide quality care and remain attentive to your loved one's needs.
An innocent and injured victim of a car crash is entitled to collect from all negligent drivers who may have contributed to the cause of the injuries. In Michigan and other jurisdictions, civil liability for damages to injured victims in drunk driving accidents is also determined by whether a driver was negligent or not in causing the accident. It is not the fact of drunkenness that will determine a driver's civil liability for monetary damages to injured victims.
It's early in the day and you're just getting into a groove for your work shift. You're walking around the work facility when you see one of your co-workers and you strike up a conversation. While the two of you are talking, another coworker spills some water on the ground a few yards down the hallway. Thinking nothing of it, that coworker moves along.
The world can be a dangerous place for our brains. Despite our hard skulls and safety equipment like helmets, people routinely suffer brain trauma in auto accidents, incidents at work, sports and many other ways.
Terrible accidents happen all the time. Sometimes, the worst occurs and someone is killed as a result. Some fatal accidents happen because people or businesses, without intending to, allowed them to happen. This is what we mean when we talk about negligence: conduct that causes harm to others, whether it was on purpose or not.
People in Michigan know about cold winters. Without a sufficiently heated home, it could get dangerous as the thermometer drops below zero. One possible hazard is when a space heater causes a deadly fire.
Sometimes the truth is immediately ascertainable and apparent. However, sometimes the truth is difficult to uncover, difficult to understand or both. For many years, physicians, attorneys and parents have been led to believe that infants tend to suffer trauma to the brain as a result of a birth injury. New evidence suggests that while some infants do indeed suffer brain trauma as a direct result of birth injury, others may be harmed in the womb or even may be predisposed to brain injury due to factors present before they are conceived.
As everybody knows, a blow to the head can cause a concussion. This is true whether the hit takes place on the sports field or in a car accident. But why do some people seem to recover from concussions with no long-term effects, while others become affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, later in life? Could it be in your genes whether or not you are vulnerable to brain injury?
A seemingly friendly dog can turn vicious in the blink of an eye. There may not be time to escape, especially if the dog is targeting a small child. Whatever set off the dog, it may be capable of causing serious harm to its human target.
There are several common long-term symptoms associated with suffering a head injury, whether in a car accident or other incident. Many of the well-known side effects include cognitive problems, chronic nausea, and mood swings.