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rolling meadows medical malpractice lawyerWhen you seek treatment or care from a healthcare provider, you likely go into the situation trusting that the medical professional is going to prioritize you and your health. While this is often the case, there are instances in which medical professionals do not conduct themselves in ways that are safe or appropriate. 

A doctor who sees patients while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not prioritizing the health and safety of their patients. Treating patients while intoxicated is a serious act and may lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you were harmed by an intoxicated medical professional, you may be entitled to damages through a personal injury claim. 

What is Medical Malpractice? 

When a medical professional’s negligence causes a patient harm, the patient may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the medical professional. Medical malpractice claims invovle:

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1863040405.jpgAs the victim of a car accident, you may be wondering where to turn for help and what your options are. The two most important steps to take after being in a car accident are to seek medical attention for any injuries you sustained and contact a personal injury lawyer after gathering the contact information of the other people involved in the incident. 

Once you reach out to a personal injury lawyer, the attorney you retain will start the claims process on your behalf. But what is a claim? And what does the process of filing a claim after being involved in a car accident really look like? We are going to explore the claims process today in order to shed light on what you can expect as the victim in a car accident.  

The Most Common Claims Filed by Car Accident Victims 

For starters, a personal injury claim is a legal declaration stating that you, the victim, are owed compensation for injuries you sustained and damage caused to your property as the result of a personal injury incident. When you hire legal counsel to represent you, your attorney will file a personal injury claim on your behalf. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1049865188-1.jpgChildbirth is one of the most common procedures performed at hospitals and medical facilities. However, there are a variety of complications that can occur during labor and delivery, and even though babies are born every day, medical personnel are not always fully prepared to address the issues that can affect the health of a child or mother. Asphyxia is an issue that affects children in many cases, and if it is not addressed correctly, it can lead to serious injuries and long-term health issues, including brain injuries that may result in cerebral palsy. If doctors, nurses, or other medical personnel acted negligently, this may be considered medical malpractice, and a family may be able to pursue compensation for injuries suffered by a child.

Issues That Can Lead to Asphyxia During Childbirth

Asphyxia involves a lack of oxygen. This may occur if blood flow to the child is cut off during labor and delivery or if other issues prevent a child from being able to breathe or process oxygen properly. Some complications that can lead to asphyxia include:

  • Problems with the placenta or umbilical cord - If placental abruption occurs and the placenta becomes detached from the wall of the uterus during labor or delivery, or if other issues affect the placenta, this may interrupt the child’s oxygen supply. Compression of the umbilical cord may also restrict oxygen flow and cause harm to the child.

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arlington heights injury lawyerDriving a motor vehicle involves multiple types of complex tasks that must be performed at the same time. A driver will need to pay close attention to the road and be prepared to react immediately to conditions around their vehicle and the movements of cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians. Unfortunately, the amount of time people spend behind the wheel can affect their ability to concentrate on driving, and they can become distracted all too easily. Drivers who fail to fully pay attention or attempt other tasks while behind the wheel can put other people at risk of serious injury in a car accident.

Dangerous Types of Distractions

When a person is driving, they can be distracted in one or more of the following ways:

  • Visual distractions - Drivers should keep their eyes on the road at all times to make sure they can notice and respond to anything that is happening around them. However, drivers may look away from the road for multiple reasons, including to check a radio or navigation system, to look for items inside their vehicle, to check on children or other passengers, or because they notice billboards or other items on the side of the road that capture their attention.

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Arlington heights premises liability attorneyWhen people think of premises liability lawsuits, they think of slip and fall accidents, or perhaps a shelf collapsing shelf in a grocery store. But sometimes premises liability is more about the activity that occurs at the property, rather than the property itself.

Property owners have an obligation to create a reasonably safe environment for entrants, this includes having adequate security measures to prevent crime and illicit activity. If the owner fails to employ such measures, and someone suffers an attack on their property, they may face a negligent security lawsuit.

 Essentially, a negligent security lawsuit alleges the victim suffered an attack on the property, such as a robbery or assault, because the owner failed to install necessary security features, like security cameras, adequate lighting, or the presence of a security guard.

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