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Not all brain injury symptoms are immediately apparent

The day you were involved in a serious car accident in Pennsylvania may have started out like any other day. Perhaps you were driving your children to school or were on your way to a business meeting. You are a cautious driver and were alert and ready to react behind the wheel as needed. However, when the vehicle across the intersection from you blew through a red light, you were not expecting the sudden, horrific collision that occurred.

Bacterial infection possible in open-heart surgery patients

Did you undergo an open-heart surgical procedure between Oct. 1, 2011 and July 24, 2015 at WellSpan York Hospital here in Pennsylvania? If so, you may have received notification that you are one of thousands of patients at an increased risk for contracting a potentially harmful infection. Other hospitals in the region experienced the same issue, such as Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Keep your cool in the fevered aftermath of a hit-and-run

From someone running a red light to a minor fender-bender to a major collision, all traffic incidents are unsettling to one degree or another. Few are as upsetting, though, as a hit-and-run. When another driver runs into your vehicle -- whether you're driving at the time or your car is parked -- or when an automobile strikes you while you're walking, then flees the scene, this is a hit-and-run. Hit-and-runs also include instances when the driver provides contact details after the accident, but you later discover the information is untruthful.

Lack of oxygen during birth can permanently affect your baby

Having a baby is a time of excitement and joy for a Pennsylvania family, but this time of celebration can be marred when a birth injury occurs. Babies are susceptible to various types of injuries during birth, and doctors and care providers must be extremely vigilant and cautious when intervening, assisting in a birth and monitoring for problems.

Medication errors are a bitter pill to swallow

If you are one of the 10,000 people who are victims every day of injuries due to medical errors, believe it or not, you are fortunate. Approximately 400,000 others die annually from mistakes at the hands of negligent doctors and nurses, making medical errors the third most common cause of death in the United States.

The complex and unique nature of recovering from a brain injury

Brain injuries are complicated, and each one is different. While some people recover completely, others need years to get over the negative effects. In severe cases, brain injury victims may not be the same ever again. Due to the complex nature of the human brain, it is impossible to accurately determine exactly how an injury to this major organ will manifest. 

Medical errors: who is liable for your suffering?

When you turn to a Pennsylvania health care provider, it is with the expectation that he or she would provide quality care and guidance for your specific medical needs. However, some doctors fail to provide care that meets certain standards, and as a result, innocent patients may suffer.

Proving the necessary elements may help your wrongful death claim

Though the death of a loved one can make it seem like the world has come to an end, you realistically know that life must go on. However, that does not mean that you have to automatically pick up your life as if you have not just gone through a traumatic experience. If your loved one's death occurred due to the negligence of another person, you may have an even more difficult time coming to terms with the situation.

Tap into spinal cord recovery following a Pennsylvania car crash

Anyone in Pennsylvania whose ever twisted a muscle in the lower back understands how excruciating it can be, as well as how long it may take to recover. Those suffering severe spinal cord damage in car accidents know this type of injury can be even worse than pulling a muscle. In fact, many surviving car accident victims suffer full or partial disabilities for the rest of their lives. A key factor in obtaining as full a recovery as possible often lies in the type of treatment provided.

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