Accidents are, by their very nature, unpredictable; they can happen at any time, and they can have potentially tragic consequences. As a parent, your child’s safety is a top priority, but when it comes to accidents, you may find yourself wondering if there’s anything you can do to protect your child from brain injury? A...
Chances are, if you’ve ever undergone a medical treatment or procedure you’ve probably been required to sign a consent form before your physician proceeded with your treatment. Signing a consent form, in and of itself, doesn’t constitute “informed consent”, which your doctor is required to obtain from you before proceeding with your treatment. What exactly...
Everyone knows that drinking and driving is dangerous, with the potential for extremely tragic consequences. But have you considered how an elevated blood alcohol concentration (BAC) actually affects the way that you drive? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even a small amount of alcohol in your system can have an effect...
When you book an appointment to see your doctor because you’re not feeling well, it’s not very likely you’re thinking about the possibility of your doctor making errors in your treatment. Luckily, such errors don’t happen in most cases, but errors do happen and there are a number of common errors made by physicians and...
If you like playing racing-type video games, have you ever considered whether they might influence the way you drive? It’s likely not something many people consider, but it turns out there may be some kind of relationship between playing a racing game and your subsequent driving behavior. Reuters recently reported on a study published in...
We all know we shouldn’t use our cell phones while we’re driving. But often it can be tempting. You’re driving along and your phone rings or you hear that distinctive note of an incoming text. In those few seconds, you might have wondered just how much harm would occur if you just quickly answered that...
Did you know that Californians face a cap on the amount of medical malpractice damages they can receive? When people successfully bring a medical malpractice suit against their doctors in California, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) places a limit on the amount of non-economic damages they may receive in compensation for the injuries...
Most of us are well-versed these days in the dangers of driving while distracted. We know taking our eyes off the road to focus on our phones and other gadgets can have dangerous, sometimes fatal consequences. But what about voice-based hands-free technologies that aim to reduce distractions? According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,...
When you go to see your doctor about a medical condition, you expect that you’ll receive an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Unfortunately, though, this doesn’t always happen, and when a physician’s negligence causes you harm, your main recourse may be a medical malpractice claim. There are many different types of medical malpractice claims. Here...
In order for teen drivers in California to get their provisional driving permit, they must complete a state-approved Driver’s Ed course and pass their written driving test. As part of the Driver’s Ed program, teen drivers are required to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of practice driving behind the wheel. The...
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