Medical device manufacturers are held to a high standard. The products they produce are expected to work properly. When their products are defective or fail, the results can be catastrophic to patients.
During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the President discussed his commitment to electric vehicles and stated his goal is to have 1 million of the vehicles on the road by 2015. While electric vehicles do not harm the environment with emissions, they are definitely not immune to car accidents.
Medical malpractice can have terrible consequences for a patient. While many medical mistakes can be reversed, many medical errors result in permanent injury or death. There are many types of medical malpractice and medical malpractice has many causes including physician errors, surgical errors, and medication errors. Often times, medication result from mistakes made by hospital workers who are fatigued.
With winter storms pounding Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region, many vehicles are on the road while carrying sheets of ice. Icy vehicles create a very real danger on the highways, especially when the ice on vehicles flies off and strikes vehicles to the rear. Accidents involving icy trucks are especially dangerous because the tops of trucks can form thick sheets of snow and ice that can come off in large chunks.
Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous types of automobile accidents. Although they are not the most common type of accident, they have been responsible for one-third of all automobile fatalities and 10,000 deaths each year over the past decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Many of our readers will be familiar with the notion that medical malpractice can lead to a civil lawsuit for damages. In egregious cases however, medical malpractice can also lead to criminal prosecution. The civil and criminal cases against Dr. Conrad Murray illustrate this principle.
The parents of a 1-year-old boy who died in his crib in January 2008 are suing the retailer that sold them the crib. According to the complaint filed in federal court last month, the boy died from asphyxiation when he suffocated in a Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System crib.
On December 29, a tragic accident claimed the life of one Rockville, Maryland car wash worker and injured two other employees. The accident occurred as one employee was driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee out of the washing bays when it suddenly accelerated.