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June 2016 Archives

Surgical errors during liposuction reportedly lead to injuries

The negligence of a surgeon in West Virginia can quickly lead to serious injuries or even the death of a patient. One patient in a recent out-of-state case recently claimed that health providers were careless during a recently surgery she underwent. She has since decided to file a medical malpractice claim against them, alleging surgical errors.

Software may help traumatic brain injury victims with vision

While a brain injury can lead to cognitive and physical issues, such as mood changes and loss of balance, it can also result in sensory problems. For instance, it is not uncommon for people to suffer from vision issues after suffering traumatic brain injury. However, therapy may help to improve vision problems stemming from brain injury.

Defective products by Tommee Tippee include food warmers

Parents of babies in West Virginia may be impacted by a recent recall of baby products manufactured by the company Tommee Tippee. A food and bottle warmer is currently being recalled, with nearly 250,000 units being affected. Previously, the company issued a recall of some of its sippy cups after it determined them to be defective products.

Infections may result from medical malpractice

When a doctor in West Virginia does not properly treat a patient and the patient suffers physically as a result, he or she has the right to try to hold that doctor accountable. In some cases, medical malpractice may lead to serious infections that can disrupt one's quality of life. In one out-of-state case, a woman claimed that her dentist improperly treated her and thus caused her to suffer a brain infection. She has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the dentist as a result.

Plaintiff claims surgical errors led to her injuries

When a surgeon fails to exercise a reasonable degree of care in West Virginia, the outcome may not be favorable for the patient. One woman in another state recently alleged that she suffered injuries due to surgical errors. A lawsuit has been filed against the hospital network reportedly responsible for her injuries.

Sony recalls dangerous products: battery packs

A recent product recall issued may impact some West Virginia consumers, particularly those who use laptop computers. Sony recently announced a recall of nearly 1,700 battery packs that are used in 18 different models of the company's VAIO series laptops. The dangerous products are being recalled because they have the potential to overheat.

Auto defects in BMW crossovers spark recall

Drivers of BMW vehicles in West Virginia may be alarmed to learn that some crossovers manufactured by the company have recently been recalled. More than 188,000 X4 and X3 crossovers in total are being recalled in the US due to auto defects. Specifically, the purpose of the recall is to fix the lower anchor bars that are used to secure child-restraint seats, as these bars might be faulty.

Infections in nursing homes may lead to sepsis

Some West Virginia readers may not be familiar with sepsis. Based on recently published data, it is the most costly cause of being hospitalized in the United States today. It is also now the most common reason for admission to intensive care units among older people. Infections that result in sepsis often develop in nursing homes due to the negligent care of patients.

Lowe's accused of having dangerous property conditions

Department stores and other businesses in West Virginia are expected to take the steps necessary to protect patrons from being injured. However, a Lowe's Home Center in another state was recently accused of failing to fulfill this responsibility. A lawsuit alleging dangerous property conditions has been filed against the company.

Surgical errors allegedly lead to worsened health condition

Sometimes a doctor who is expected to help to improve a patient's health condition in West Virginia ends up making matters worse. This is what reportedly happened in a recent out-of-state case. In this case, a veteran has filed a medical malpractice claim against a medical center and others, alleging that surgical errors exacerbated his health condition.

Defective car parts leading to record number of auto recalls

Many major auto recalls are causing major headaches for automakers and consumers alike throughout the United States, including in West Virginia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, the number of vehicle recalls stemming from defective car parts reached more than 51 million units last year. This was a new record.

Appropriate evidence needed to prove surgical errors

West Virginians naturally consider their health to be sacred, and they would do whatever they could to safeguard it. For this reason, it is understandable for people to feel exasperated when medical professionals end up failing in their essential responsibilities and making surgical errors or medication errors, for example. A few tips may help to navigate the process of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Complaints about auto defects involving software on the rise

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing number of consumer complaints about vehicle software, which impacts people in West Virginia and other states. In 2016 so far, these complaints are on pace to reach the record-setting number of 2015. The number of complaints related to software-related auto defects that were received during this time last year was a little more than 200.

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