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3 things to know about your personal injury case

After suffering an injury, such as from a car accident in Charleston, you probably have many questions. For example, you might be wondering how long it will take for the insurance company to process your claim or if you should have a mechanic start the repairs on your car. Figuring out what to do next is part of the process of eventually regaining some normality in your life after an accident.

Brain scan could reduce ADHD misdiagnosis

When our children or we go to the doctors, medical professionals base a diagnosis on the symptoms we present. Some of the symptoms mimic other health problems, making it challenging to always get the correct diagnosis. While this could be a minor error, causing little to no harm to a patient. A misdiagnosis could result in harms caused by the wrong treatment plan and harms caused by their condition not being treated.

What is a common cause of nurse errors?

When we are ill or injured, we rely on medical professionals to diagnose us and treat us. When entering a hospital or clinic, the first person a patient interacts with when their care begins is usually a nurse. These are highly trusted medical professionals and oftentimes patients spend the most time with nurses before and after seeing the doctor. However, these medical professionals can make mistakes. And, unfortunately, these mistakes can transfer to the care of the patient, resulting in harm or injury.

The product recall process by the FDA

Whether it is a newly released device, a household item, food or a motor vehicle, we all rely on consumer goods. While some are more necessary than others, it is practically impossible to avoid interacting with a widespread consumer product. While these items serve a purpose and are most likely very beneficial to the user, unforeseen problems can sometimes occur. These issues can then lead to health and safety problems for the consumer. Unfortunately, this situation could be the reason a consumer is injured or harmed.

Holding a negligent party liable following a workplace accident

Sometimes accidents just happen, but in other situations, accidents are a result of a negligent party. Because of that, when you become victim of a workplace accident, it is best to not look at it as a simple accident that was no one's fault. On the other hand, you should consider it being caused by an employer, supervisor or another third party.