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Helping you when the medical system fails


When patients enter a medial clinic or are admitted to the hospital for a procedure or treatment, they likely think that they will receive adequate and reliable care. While this is likely for most patients in Montana and other states, some patients are the victim of medical errors that compromise their health and well-being. When this happens, patients and their loved ones need to be aware of the protective measures and recourses available to those harmed by medical malpractice.

Brain injury victims may seek compensation for their losses


Perhaps it was a serious car wreck, a sporting injury, an accident at work or a fall on a broken sidewalk. Whatever the cause, every brain injury, even mild ones, can have a serious effect on the victim's health. For example, a person in Billings who suffers from a brain injury could experience a change in personality, persistent pain in his or her head and cognitive and memory problems. In the most serious of situations, a brain injury could even put a person into a coma, necessitating medical care for the rest of the victim's life.

Are medical residents responsible for medical errors in the U.S.?


Each and every day, residents in Montana and elsewhere visit medical professionals to help with an ailment or an injury. Whether it is a yearly checkup at a physician's office, for the treatment of an illness at a clinic or for medical treatment of a serious injury or ailment in an emergency room, the assistance of medical professionals is necessary. Patients rely on their training and expertise, and even if they are being seen and treated by a medical resident, patients trust the resident and their supervisors to deliver quality medical care.

Research shows lithium may help treat brain injury


As it currently stands, approximately 1.7 million individuals annually will suffer from a traumatic brain injury, making it a leading cause of disabilities and fatalities. One well-known drug, lithium, has been used for decades as a mood stabilizer to treat mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder. However, Montana residents may be interested to hear that recent research out of Rutgers University has shown that lithium may also be beneficial in treating brain injuries.

The cause of fatal car accidents


The law of physics is typically not on the side of accident victims. When the speed of multiple vehicles is factored in, the violence and damage of a collision is often multiplied. This is often the result of a severe and fatal car accidents. This remains true even if one or more vehicles in the collision were traveling safely and following the rules of the road. It only takes one driver and a mere second of negligence or recklessness to cause a tragic car crash.

What are some pros and cons to settling a truck accident claim?


Traveling on Montana's highways, whether it is on your daily commute or a vacation road trip, means that sooner or later you will be travelling alongside a semi-truck. This is not always a safe endeavor. A truck driver may be fatigued or improperly trained in handling their vehicle. They may be incentivized by their employer to drive as fast as possible, in order to make more deliveries. They may even be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Any of these situations can lead to a catastrophic collision that injures an innocent motorist.

What workers' comp benefits are offered to employees in Montana?


Unexpected incidents occur in all work industries, and injured workers could suffer a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. In addition, workers might be out of work for some time in order to fully recover from the injuries suffered in the work accident. In these matters, workers' compensation could be very beneficial for the injured worker.

How long does one have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?


When a person in Montana is injured due to physician negligence, they may go through a gamut of emotions. They may be frustrated that they are still dealing with a health condition that was made worse due to the physician's error. They may be angry that such a mistake was made in the first place. And, they may be extremely worried about how they are going to cope financially with their medical expenses, lost wages and other monetary damages they suffered due to their physician's negligence.

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