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The long lasting effects of burn injuries

Burns are some of the most devastating personal injuries a person can experience. In addition to the extensive physical damage to tissue, burns also affect victims in emotional and psychological ways. Worsening an already terrible situation, treatment for burn injuries can quickly deplete a person's financial reserves if he or she does not have a safety net in place.

Denver pedestrian seriously hurt by car

Around 7 a.m. on March 13, a Colorado man was seriously injured when a car struck him at an intersection, presumably while he was attempting to cross the intersection on foot. The man suffered serious injuries and possible head trauma and was taken Denver Health for treatment. The Denver Police Department did not release his age. The driver of the car remained at the scene to speak to investigators, but no information as to the possible causes of the accident were released.

What to do in mass fire situations

Denver residents might be interested in learning what to do if a mass fire occurs. It is helpful to understand the correct steps to take in a mass casualty situation so that one can respond appropriately and render necessary first aid as needed. Moreover, prompt care may make the difference between life and death for some individuals who have suffered burns in such a situation.

Auto-pedestrian accidents kill thousands each year

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic accidents involving pedestrians occur with alarming frequency across the United States. Thousands of pedestrians are killed and tens of thousands are injured each year in traffic incidents. It might surprise Colorado residents to hear that, based off of data compiled for the year 2012, a pedestrian dies on account of accident-related injuries every two hours in America.

Medication error and resulting injuries are preventable

A 2006 study from the Institute of Medicine found that every year at least 1.5 million people suffer adverse consequences from preventable medication errors. Following the study's release, states like Colorado sprang into action by passing laws aimed at reducing the instances of medication error.

$73 million settlement awarded in vaginal-mesh lawsuit

A settlement that was awarded for injuries caused by a vaginal-mesh implant may be of interest to Colorado residents. On Sept. 8, a judge in Dallas ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay a woman $73 million for both compensatory and punitive damages. According to the woman's claim, the Obtryx sling sold by Boston Scientific caused her to suffer from constant pain.

Who might be included in a medical malpractice suit?

Colorado residents may be aware that malpractice lawsuits are not limited to surgeons and physicians but can brought against a wide spectrum of health care workers and related organizations. Potential defendants in a medical malpractice claim may include but are not limited to pharmaceutical companies, health care facilities, anesthesiologists, nurses and chiropractors.

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