Preventable medical errors claim the lives of an estimated 251,000 Americans each year according to a recently published study by BMJ. The third leading cause of death in the United States, medical errors result in more fatalities than Alzheimer's, respiratory disease, strokes, and even accidents.
Calculating long-term medical expenses is one of the most difficult steps in any personal injury settlement. Estimates that are too low leave families to bear the burden of the injury out of pocket, while defendants fight hard against estimates that are too high. In order to strike a balance, attorneys use a life care plan to predict future medical expenses.
Traumatic brain injuries can happen anytime and anywhere - from simple causes like falling to dangerous causes like an assault or gunshot wound - an unexpected blow to the head can cause major medical problems for the victim, changing their life forever. In many cases, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by accidental means like a fall or an unintentional car accident. But sometimes, the cause of a TBI could be intentional or due to negligence on behalf of another party. In cases like these, it is important to reach out to personal injury lawyers or malpractice lawyers to determine if there is a legal case present.