When doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, they pledge to provide care that helps and never harms. This is a commitment to serve all patients equally to the best of their ability. Doctors are like any other people, though, and they often carry prejudices that they may consciously or subconsciously act on. When it comes to providing health care, this can seriously affect the treatment a patient receives.
Patients trust their physicians to aid them in getting better or maintaining their health, and when physicians fail to meet those expectations it can have serious consequences for the patients. One such instance could be a physician providing improper care that results in injuries to a mother while giving birth.
When the negligence of others causes people to suffer an injury, those injured parties should be able to seek restitution if they desire. Thankfully, people can seek their retribution through injury claims.
No one expects to be in a collision with another car, side-swiped into a rollover or forced off the road by a truck driver who loses control of a big rig.
People trust physicians to utilize the highest level of care possible when they are treating patients, especially when it comes to children. Unfortunately, some parents and their children have to deal with disabilities or other debilitating issues due to improper treatment from a physician.
Railroad technology has not been updated in the last 70 years, and that likely has a bearing on the number of railroad crossing accidents today.
If you were recently involved in a car accident in the Vinton or Roanoke area, you might become so focused on your physical injuries that you overlook the signs of mental trauma. Not all accident victims sustain physical injuries. There are some who experience psychological issues, such as insomnia, irritability, aggression, anxiety, fear and nervousness that do not go away. If you notice that the stress, anxiety and shock you are experiencing from your accident are lingering or growing worse, you could be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Birth is a beautiful, and sometimes difficult process. Depending upon the circumstances, if your child suffers from a birth injury, you may be able to seek compensation.