Everyone knows that distracted driving has taken on greater meaning with the advent of cell phones. The chance of costly and deadly accidents increases when it involves truck drivers using phones while behind the wheel. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration understands the magnitude of crashes caused by eighteen-wheelers and has put regulations in place to reduce that risk.
Decubitus ulcers, also called bedsores, are very common in people who are confined to a bed or unable to move. Patients in the hospital, those being cared for at home and residents in nursing homes can get bedsores. The sores occur where the weight of a person’s body presses against a firm surface, such as a bed, wheelchair or bedside chair. They can form on the hip, tailbone, elbows, heels, shoulder blades and bottom of the feet.
Maybe you suffered a slip-and-fall accident while you were in the hospital for surgery. Perhaps you were in a recent car crash. Whatever the cause, you now have serious injuries through no fault of your own, and you need help paying medical bills and recouping lost wages from your time away from work. While you could file a claim against an insurance company yourself, is that the best idea?
There are countless medical malpractice suits filed every year for a variety of different reasons. In some circumstances, multiple factors create an environment which is particularly susceptible to malpractice. Are hospitals in Atlanta an example of this? There are a few liabilities that put patients at an increased risk, and the following three may be especially relevant for people who have sought treatment in Atlanta.