Ever since tech companies began placing electronic scooters in Austin and cities across the U.S., injuries have been much more prevalent and serious than many people realize. Trauma centers are reporting daily accidents -- nationwide there could be as many as 1,000 injuries per day. Two people are known to have died in e-scooter crashes; others have suffered life-threatening and permanently disabling injuries.
Hospice care (also known as palliative care, when begun at diagnosis) is for terminally ill people who have stopped life-saving treatment. It is intended to keep recipients comfortable and cared for during their final days. However, without proper caution, training, and attention, caregivers can make major mistakes and do great harm to terminally ill patients. Patients can contract serious infections, experience additional pain and suffering, and even die sooner than necessary when hospice care is administered inappropriately.
Water parks are popular destinations for families and thrill-seekers, especially during the summer months. However, they present an overabundance of opportunities for accidents. The types of injuries possible at a waterpark range from mere slips and falls to severe physical harm and wrongful death. One such water park accident occurred earlier this year and resulted in the death of a 10-year-old boy, who died due to a deadly neck injury while on a waterslide at a Kansas water park.
Most motorcyclists understand that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous compared to operating a vehicle. When motorcycle accidents happen, they often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. According to 2015 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and nearly five times more likely to suffer injuries.
Summer boating season is in full swing, and it's important to remember that accidents can occur if you aren't careful. There are many situations that can cause boating injuries, but some are far more common than others. Learn how to avoid injuries and stay safe by knowing the most frequent causes of boating accidents.
Last month, the House of Representatives passed a bill which sets a cap on medical malpractice lawsuits by limiting plaintiff noneconomic damages to $250,000. The "Protecting Access to Care Act" was passed by a vote count of 218-210.