November 2015 Archives

How can power tool accidents be prevented?

From a ladder fall to a crane accident, there are many hazards on a construction site that workers should look out for. However, power tool accidents are especially common and can result in serious injuries that affect the injured in many ways. For example, an injury caused by a power tool accident could lead to costly medical bills or prevent someone from working. As a result, it is imperative for construction workers, contractors and construction companies to do what they can to prevent power tool accidents in San Bernardino, California, and throughout the country.

How long do medical malpractice victims have to file suit?

Each year, an alarming number of people are injured or even lose their lives because of medical professional negligence. Sometimes, those who are hurt by a negligent doctor decide to take legal action to receive compensation for what they have been through and try to move on with their lives. In San Bernardino, and across the state of California, it is vital for medical malpractice victims to hold negligent physicians and medical professionals accountable. However, victims should be aware of the time limits that are in place for filing suit.

How are mothers affected by birth injuries?

When it comes to childbirth, a number of things can go wrong during delivery, from a newborn suffering bone fractures to mothers experiencing obstetric fistula or seizures due to undiagnosed preeclampsia. While some of these injuries could not have been prevented, others were caused by a negligent doctor error or the negligence of a medical professional and never should have occurred. Birth injuries can affect mothers in various ways and have made life difficult for many in San Bernardino, California, and across America. Mothers who have been hurt due to a birth injury should take a comprehensive look at the details of the incident and may want to consider legal action.

Taking a look at traumatic brain injury statistics

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, there are currently an estimated 3.2 million people (at the minimum) in the U.S. who require long-term assistance because of a traumatic brain injury. When someone suffers a brain injury, their life may change in a number of ways. For example, their injury may prevent them from working, which could lead to a wide variety of financial problems. Or, they may experience lasting memory loss that has a significant impact on their life and relationships with others. In San Bernardino, California, and across the nation, brain injuries are a serious issue and it is important to review statistics to understand how often these injuries occur and some of the factors that play a role in the occurrence of these injuries.

Helping construction workers collect workers' comp

For many employees, the workplace presents a number of serious dangers. However, those who work in construction are sometimes particularly vulnerable to workplace accidents, from a ladder fall to an electrical accident or any other hazard that is present on the job site. Also, it is important to remember that some people ignore certain workplace risks, such as injuries caused by repetitive stress. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we provide assistance to injured construction workers who are counting on workers' compensation benefits in San Bernardino, and other parts of California.

What are the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries?

Each day, people suffer brain injuries that interrupt their life and may affect them for years to come. In San Bernardino, California, and all over the U.S., people who suffer a traumatic brain injury may face many problems, from amnesia and brain damage to needing long-term care and having difficulty paying for medical expenses. Because of the serious nature of head trauma, it is important for everyone to understand some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries and do everything they can to prevent an injury from taking place.

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