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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 change doctors if you feel as though the care you're being afforded is less than satisfactory. In this case, Men's Health recommends looking for the following red flags, which usually mean that it's time to see another medical professional.

While medical knowledge is crucial for a physician to be competent, bedside manner is also important. A doctor must be present during the exam, meaning he shouldn't be distracted or rushing you out the door. Additionally, your doctor shouldn't need to ask for a rundown of your medical concerns on each and every visit. This information is available in your report, which can be reviewed before your visit actually starts. 

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 rest of their life. At Webb & Taylor, LLC, we often represent clients who file medical malpractice suits against the hospital or doctor as a result of birth injuries.

According to Bone and Spine, Klumpke Palsy typically involves paralysis of the muscles in the hand and forearm. A clawed hand is the classic representation of the condition. It often occurs during a difficult vaginal delivery, following a stretching injury. In some cases, the resulting damage may be avulsion of the root or tearing of the nerve.

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 as if they are encroaching right onto your bumper.

You're right to be wary, but truck drivers have the responsibility to make sure that they and their big rigs are as safe as possible when sharing the roads with other motorists.

Depression due to a traffic crash

Some of the consequences of traffic crashes are frequently discussed in the media and on social media, such as the loss of life, serious injuries that victims suffer and some of the financial hardships that car accident victims have to endure. While there are all very concerning aspects of motor vehicle collisions, it is important to realize that there are many other ways in which people who are involved in traffic collisions suffer. For example, they may face mental and emotional problems in the wake of a collision, and depression can be particularly concerning.

Those who develop depression after a car crash may face many different hardships in their daily lives, whether they encounter problems in the workplace, or their relationships suffer. People with depression may experience a number of challenges, such as difficulty sleeping, excessive sleeping, a lack of motivation, the loss of interest in hobbies and activities that they used to enjoy and so on. Depression can result in financial challenges and it can prevent someone from performing their job well. Some people may notice such significant changes to their personalities that they do not even recognize themselves anymore.

Finding the courage to take action after a car crash

Motor vehicle collisions can shatter a person's life in a number of ways, bringing physical pain and financial turmoil into the daily picture. Moreover, the emotional consequences of an auto accident can destroy someone's self-esteem and entire outlook on life. Sometimes, it may seem easy to give up, and victims may feel helpless following a wreck. However, it is imperative for people who are facing these hurdles to understand some of the different options that they may have and look into ways to acquire the resources that they may need during their recovery.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision, you may have a strong sense of hopelessness. This is definitely understandable, but it is important to understand some of the resources that may be open to you. For example, you might have the option to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver, which could bring a great deal of financial relief into your life. Whether you are having a hard time paying hospital bills or you can no longer afford groceries because you had to stop working due to injuries you sustained in the wreck, legal action can be incredibly helpful for many people who are trying to piece their life together after a car crash.

How to Check Out a Doctor for Medical Malpractice

Checking a doctor's history of malpractice suits and disciplinary actions can help guide you in choosing a doctor. When you need difficult medical testing or treatment, you must choose your doctor wisely. You'll want to do some research about the doctor to be sure his credentials, experience, and abilities meet your needs.  Read more.

MEDICAL MISTAKES HARM MORE THAT 1 IN 10 PATIENTS. MANY ARE PREVENTABLE

While medical mistakes are no surprise to us at Webb & Taylor, LLC., in our opinion this information most likely only indicates a fraction of actual mistakes made as many go undocumented in the medical charts. Read Full Article Here

Running late and the risk of a crash

Auto accidents take place for many different reasons. Some crashes are the result of drunk driving or other violations, while some accidents happen because of weather-related hazards. Speeding is an especially concerning risk factor, as well as distracted driving, and both of these may occur when a driver is running late. For example, someone who needs to get to work immediately may pay less attention to the road, failing to yield or stop at a sign. Moreover, many people surpass the speed limit when they are in a rush.

Unfortunately, this behavior is incredibly dangerous and has resulted in many deaths over the years. Even when accidents caused by drivers who are in a rush do not claim lives, they may lead to serious injuries that disrupt the lives of those involved. Obviously, speeding and failing to pay attention to the road is not worth the risks, but many drivers ignore this advice and endanger the lives of those around them while they are running late.

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