For decades it was a given that the back seat of a car is the safest place in a crash. But that's no longer certain, as advances in seatbelt technology up front have been slow to jump to the back seat.Read the full article here.
Month: August 2019
Why do lithium ion batteries explode?
While the chance that the lithium-ion battery in your mobile device will explode is relatively low, when these incidents occur they carry a serious risk of fire damage and injury, which is sometimes severe. Additionally, the problem has persisted despite manufacturer...
Should I look for a new doctor?
Most people prefer to stick with their family doctor for as long as possible. After all, this person likely knows your medical history inside and out, and you probably feel extremely comfortable in his or her presence after so many years. However, it makes sense to...
Klumpke Palsy can result from an injury during birth
Welcoming a new child is an event filled with joy and celebration. New mothers in Georgia have access to some of the best medical care in the world. However, medical errors due to negligence can cause serious injury to your newborn, which can affect him or her for the...
Kansas patients can now win big in doctor malpractices suits
A jury awarded Brenda Lundeen of Overland Park $2 million for pain and suffering, but Kansas' medical malpractice cap knocked that down to $250,000. Now the cap has been ruled unconstitutional. Read the full story.
Neil Armstrong’s family received $6M in secret settlement with hospital that treated him before death
The New York Times and the Cincinnati Enquirerreported on the secret settlement days after the 50th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon. The newspapers learned of the wrongful death case from an anonymous person who sent unsolicited documents. Read more here.
Truckers must be the safest drivers
It's no wonder that many motorists dislike sharing the road with large, commercial semitrucks. These highway behemoths come hurtling down the interstates, sometimes swaying dangerously close to the passenger vehicles in the lanes beside them. At times, it can appear...