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Open heart surgery is a time when a patient’s health is particularly vulnerable. Operating room staff has to pay extra attention to maintaining the patient’s vital signs while procedures are taking place. Part of this process involves controlling the patient’s body temperature throughout the operation. This is accomplished by the use of heater-cooler devices. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an alert stating that a popular model of heater-cooler device may have been contaminated by bacteria during the manufacturing process.
What is Quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia is paralysis or inability to move all four limbs (arms and legs) as well as the patient’s torso. Quadriplegia also affects the person’s ability to feel his or her extremities.
What Causes Quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia is commonly caused by injury or trauma to the spinal cord as a result of a serious accident such a motor vehicle crash, a traumatic fall, or other type of traumatic injury. Quadriplegia can also be caused by other things as well, including stroke or other medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or Lou-Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Read the rest »
Truck driving is a stressful job, one that is physically and mentally demanding, with long hours and tough schedules. Not many people may be aware of this, but truck driving is one of the most dangerous jobs in Texas. Each day, truck drivers face the risk of a devastating trucking accident or other on-the-job injuries. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reports that vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for Texas truck drivers.
Common Injuries Texas Truck Drivers Suffer
Statistics provided by the CDC show that truck drivers experience a wide range of non-fatal injuries. Here are the most common injuries Texas truck drivers suffer: Read the rest »
While most broken bone injuries will heal normally, there are some accident victims who suffer more complex and significant broken bone injuries. A compound break (a broken bone that sticks out of the skin) or a break in a weight-bearing joint like the hip can lead to serious complications. These types of broken bones can leave people in debilitating pain that can severely impact their quality of life.
Common Causes of Texas Broken Bone Injuries
Williams & Brown LLP have helped many people who’ve suffered broken bones pursue personal injury claims. Here are the most common causes of broken bones our clients have faced over the years: Read the rest »
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care” in the diagnosis and treatment of patient. “Standard of care” is a legal term that is defined as what a reasonably prudent medical provider would or would not have done under the same or similar circumstances. If a health care provider does not comply with the standard of care, that is medical negligence or medical malpractice. Read the rest »
October is National Fire Prevention Month, and there is no better time to be aware of damage a fire can do. While people lose homes or valuable items to fires, those things can be replaced. Your health, on the other hand, is much more delicate. Burn injuries can alter your life, leaving you in pain or unable to make a living to support you and your family.
Taking your eyes off a fire for even a moment can cause major damage and injury. Educating yourself about the different types of burns and how to treat them can help you or a loved one avoid a lot of pain and suffering. Read the rest »
From October 24th through the 31st, the Build-A-Bear store at the Richland Mall in Waco will be hosting an event in association with the Molly Martinsen Foundation. The goal of this event is simple: lovingly create 500 bears to be donated to Cook Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. These bears will then be given to brave children who are currently battling serious illness. Last year’s event collected more than 150 bears for children, but this year the Molly Martinsen Foundation and Build-A-Bear are hoping to more than triple that. Read the rest »
Driving can be a hazardous business, even if you yourself are a safe and careful driver. A recent story published on the website of Waco’s KCEN TV illustrates this. Two people were seriously injured in Harker Heights, southwest of Waco, when a car rear ended another and knocked their car into oncoming traffic. The rear-ended car was hit by a pickup truck that rolled over in the accident, ejecting the truck’s driver. Read the rest »
A recent Popular Mechanics article about semi trucks details many things about tractor trailers that the average person probably doesn’t know. For instance, of the almost 2 million semi trucks operating in the United States, one third are registered in Texas, California, and Florida. These trucks are operated by 3.2 million registered drivers, who drive a combined 140 billion miles a year. And semi trucks are heavy, with a maximum legal weight of 80,000 pounds. That’s 20 to 30 times the weight of the average automobile. Read the rest »
While many people have an irrational fear about traveling by plane or jet, most people don’t think twice hopping in their car or truck and turning the key. In reality, the chances of being in a plane crash are tiny. Being in a car accident, on the other hand, is something most of us will experience at least once in our lives. Read the rest »
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