Monthly Archives: November 2018

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 [...]

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