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What are the effects of a severe concussion?

In a car crash, there are many different kinds of injuries that could occur. Some might include spinal injuries or brain injuries, broken bones and soft-tissue injuries. Of all the injuries you could suffer, one of the worst is a brain injury.

The most common kind of brain injury, a concussion, may not seem particularly dangerous because of how many people suffer mild versions of them all the time. However, a serious concussion can have lasting implications in your life. If you hit your head in an accident, it is essential that you seek medical attention immediately.

What are the common types of medical malpractice?

It's hard to believe a doctor making a mistake. Pop culture holds physicians in very high esteem, and ordinary people can practically revere them after a close call with injury or illness. But doctors and other health care professionals are human beings, and all kinds of human beings are capable of mistakes.

  • What are the most common errors in hospitals and clinics?

Diagnostics are a special branch of medicine because the wrong diagnosis can cost a life. Misdiagnosis is a very common mistake among the types of them, although the damage done by this mistake can vary wildly. Surgical or medication errors are also possible, either as part of a misdiagnosis or another type of mistake.

  • What sort of harm can be done during or after mistakes like this?

Hurt in a crash? Your attorney can step in and help

A personal injury can stop you in your tracks and make it nearly impossible to live a normal life. You may struggle to live the way you did before the crash or accident that led to your injuries.

Despite this happening and people knowing who was to blame, it still falls on you to file a claim against the other party. Insurance companies rarely offer compensation without being pushed. You may be in the hospital or dealing with issues in your personal life, but making that claim is an essential component to getting the compensation that you need.

1 dead, 1 in critical condition after motorcycle-pedestrian crash

Crashes are fairly common, even in a beautiful area like Honolulu. Unfortunately, they sometimes lead to the worst-case scenarios that no one wants to think about.

Take for example a case out of Iwilei. A woman was walking across the street in a marked crosswalk on Nimitz Highway at around 9:00 p.m. Two vehicles stopped for her and were allowing her to cross, but a man on his motorcycle overtook the two vehicles and headed straight for the pedestrian.

Working on an oil platform is dangerous: Here's why

Working offshore, there are many hazards that could cause you to suffer from injuries. It is important that you understand the risks and the safety precautions you can take to stay safe.

One of the major risks of working on an oil platform is simply the fact that it can be harder to get medical care when you work at sea. A head injury that would normally be treatable might result in more serious problems for a worker because of delayed treatment, for example.

Crash on Kapaa Bypass Road leaves 3 injured

When someone crosses the centerline, you may not have enough time to get out of the way. As a result, you could end up in a head-on collision that leaves you with significant injuries.

A head-on collision is extremely forceful, with both vehicles hitting at higher speeds. Your vehicle may be crushed inward, and you could become trapped inside. You could even face paralysis or worse.

You can make a claim if you lose a loved one in a crash

Losing a loved one because of a car crash is devastating. One moment, you're thinking of the things you want to do together. The next, you're planning a funeral.

It's hard on everyone when someone dies. Spouses, parents, children, siblings and other family members may not be sure where to turn for support. That's why a representative from the estate needs to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.

New act opens up options for military malpractice victims

In an interesting change of events, service members are now able to seek compensation for medical malpractice that takes place in military hospitals, according to a report from Feb. 11.

A new federal act, called the Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act, became a law on Jan. 1. This act was signed as a part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Distracted driving facts and statistics for Hawaii

While distracted driving is a growing and deadly problem nationwide, new research shows that Hawaii sees more than its fair share of fatalities resulting from motorists driving while distracted. According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii ranked fifth in the nation in terms of the number of distracted driving deaths it saw on state roadways in 2017 and 2018.

Hawaii saw 2.6 deaths for every billion miles that motorists covered within that time, trailing only behind Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas and New Mexico. Also notable is the fact that, between 2015 and 2018, there was a 41% uptick in the number of distracted driving deaths seen across Hawaii.

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