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Health conditions doctors commonly misdiagnose

When you visit your Montana doctor, you probably have faith that the things he or she tells you about your condition are accurate and true. Regrettably, however, doctors are not immune to error, and some medical conditions are misdiagnosed at far higher rates than others. At the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colston, we understand the hardships that arise when patients receive the wrong diagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis, and we have helped many who suffered because of physician errors seek appropriate recourse.

Are long trucker commutes endangering motorists?

Anytime you take to the roadway in Montana, you run the risk of encountering commercial trucks. While some semi-truck drivers and commercial trucking companies regularly follow the rules of the road, others engage in dangerous driving behaviors, such as driving after drinking, or driving while distracted, while on the clock. While the dangers of truck drivers driving drunk or distracted are well-documented, some believe a new risk is endangering American motorists, and it stems from increasingly long trucker commutes.

Have millennial drivers earned their bad reputation?

Most Montana drivers probably have areas in which they could improve their performance behind the wheel, but recent research indicates that motorists who fall within one particular age group have more improvements to make than others. Millennial drivers have long been plagued by rumors of carelessness and recklessness behind the wheel, and it appears that their poor reputation is, in fact, deserved.

Are hip replacements safe?

If you are one of the many Montana residents who underwent a hip replacement because one of your real hips “gave out,” you may be at risk for complications that could cause you extreme pain or even death. A recent New York Times article reported on an orthopedic surgeon who asked for an artificial hip in 2006. By 2011, after suffering excruciating pain, he requested additional surgery to replace it.

Getting all the facts in a truck accident investigation

If you ever find yourself the victim of a trucking accident in Montana, chances are that your injuries would only be the first of many challenges. Truckers are rarely sole proprietors from whom you might seek reasonable compensation for your injuries. Your opponent in suit would instead often be a sprawling trucking company backed by major insurance interests, significant independent financial resources and experienced legal firms. This is why we make it standard procedure at the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton to use our network of trucking professionals to each of our client's maximum advantage. 

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