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Dec 11, 2018

What Injury Victims Need to Understand About Prosthetics

By |December 11th, 2018|Firm News|0 Comments

Different types of accidents or negligence can cause someone to lose part or all a limb – or several limbs. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents can cause a victim to lose an arm, leg, or other body part due to the force of the vehicles on impact and being thrown about the car. Riders can also lose a limb by being thrown out of the vehicle or onto the asphalt. Infections are another common reason [...]

Dec 4, 2018

The Dangers of Driving in the Rain

By |December 4th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Even when the weather is good, Mississippi drivers aren’t known for being the safest drivers in the nation. Many drivers cause accidents due to driving while intoxicated or driving when distracted. When the weather gets foggy, too sunny, extra-windy, or even snowy, it pays to drive defensively. One common weather condition that all Mississippi drivers should prepare for is the rain. The Sun Herald reported recently that Safewise, an insurance safety group, found that Mississippi [...]

Nov 27, 2018

What Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are You Entitled To?

By |November 27th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

Workers who are injured due to a workplace accident or an occupational illness are entitled to different types of benefits. The benefits depend on: Whether the injuries are temporary or permanent The length of time the employee can’t work His/her weekly compensation Whether the worker needs to be trained for a new job Injured or ill workers are not entitled to pain and suffering like victims of personal injury accidents. Wage loss benefits The starting [...]

Nov 20, 2018

How Claims Are Handled in Hunting Accident Cases

By |November 20th, 2018|Hunting Accident|0 Comments

Mississippi residents love to hunt. So do the lawyers at our firm. Unfortunately, many hunters suffer injuries due to defective tree stands and weapons there weren’t manufactured properly. Poorly designed guns and rifles can cause a weapon to fire prematurely. Crossbows and compound bows that weren’t designed or made safely can injure the person firing the bow or people who are struck by an errant bow. Hunting accidents can also happen because other hunters didn’t [...]

Nov 15, 2018

Deadly Tunica-Bound Bus Crash: Was It Avoidable?

By |November 15th, 2018|Bus Accident|0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, a Teague VIP Express tour bus traveling from Huntsville, Alabama to Tunica flipped onto its side while traveling down I-269 near U.S. 78. The bus was carrying 45 passengers, plus the driver. The crash led to the deaths of two passengers, and the remaining 44 people on the bus were injured. According to the Commercial Appeal, the victims were taken to multiple hospitals in the area: Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven Regional One [...]

Nov 13, 2018

Mississippi is Below Average – and We Could Not Be Happier About It

By |November 13th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

It is not very often that folks can be proud of being below-average – but when it comes to the number of children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), being below-average is a good place to be. MedPage Today reports that in a recent study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, “The lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children age <17 years was an estimated 2.5%, based on parents' reports of healthcare professionals' diagnoses.” In Mississippi, [...]

Nov 6, 2018

The VA Has Fewer 1-Star Hospitals – But There Is Still Work to be Done

By |November 6th, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

The latest rankings of Veterans Affairs hospitals have been released, and the number of 1-star hospitals has dropped from 14 to 9. This is good news, of course, but we should not get our hopes up quite yet; 35 hospitals were given 2-stars, which means just under a third of all ranked VA hospitals (146 in total) are still below average. According to USA TODAY, 40 hospitals in all dropped at least one star, and [...]

Oct 30, 2018

OSHA Cites Two Companies for Hazardous Conditions that Led to the Death of a Worker in Utica, MS

By |October 30th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to two companies – Midway Tower Service Inc. and Bracken Equipment Holdings LLC – for hazardous conditions after a communications worker died on a worksite in Utica. According to WorkersCompensation.com, “Midway Tower Service Inc. was cited for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards, failing to remove or replace damaged attachments between the hook of a crane and the load, and for not capping [...]

Oct 25, 2018

Daylight Saving Time Switches Can Be Deadly

By |October 25th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

On Sunday, November 4th, Daylight Saving Time (DST) officially ends, as we “fall back” in the Standard Time designation. Gaining that extra hour of sleep does more than simply boost moods and morale, however; it can also prove deadly. The switch into DST in the Spring has been linked to an increased number of fatal car accidents, and “a 24% spike in heart attack visits around the country,” per Business Insider. Changing back into Standard [...]

Oct 16, 2018

The Unscrupulous Practice of Balance Billing

By |October 16th, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Many of us will require emergency medical care at some point in life. Depending on the type of ailment you have when the medics arrive, you may not have a say in who provides you with care, including the ambulance and the hospital to which you are taken. Unfortunately, some healthcare providers have figured out a way to overcharge patients in their hour of need through the practice of balance billing. This is certainly an [...]

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