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April 2013 Archives

Doctor injured several patients state medical board says

With so much attention being placed on organ donation, it is not uncommon for people to decide to share one of their kidneys with someone else. It is likely that more than one person in Corinth has undergone surgery in order to help another. The last thing they expect, however, is to be the victim of surgical errors. When mistakes are made in the operating room, patients can suffer long-lasting effects such as pain, a worsened condition or new health issues that require additional medical treatment.

Legislation accused of weakening nursing home abuse liability

When an elderly patient in a Corinth nursing home is the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, often the only path is to seek financial compensation for the damages caused. It is not uncommon for patients to be victims of nursing home abuse over an extended period of time since, in many cases, they are unable to speak up for themselves and the abuse goes undetected. If the nursing home has a pattern of patients being abused, those filing a lawsuit on behalf of the victim can often ask for punitive damages, which is essentially a financial judgment that is designed to encourage care centers to address the problem.

OSHA admits failure in health threat prevention for workers

Since the industrial age, factories have been known for their unsafe working conditions. While many steps and guidelines have been put into place to improve the environment and safety of workers, there is still apparently much more that can be done to prevent occupational injury. Many health issues that men and women in Mississippi suffer with are the result of long-term effects from their jobs and the environments they are exposed to day after day. Repetitive stress injuries are common since workers often stay at one station and do the same motions with their hands and arms throughout their employment.

Mississippi lawmaker wants interlock devices for drunk drivers

Accidents involving a drunk driver are often fatal and it is not surprising to discover that the driver has a history of such behavior. Even though public campaigns work to educate the public about the damages done to victims and their families, people in Corinth still continue to read stories about a car accident happening that involved alcohol use. Often these accidents are caused by drivers with a history of DUI and it seems that even the suspension of licenses and jail time do not act as effective deterrents.

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