A student at the University of Washington died due to a blood clot in her lung according to the examination performed by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hayley Smith, 19, was a sophomore at the university when the university’s police department responded to a slip and fall accident outside the Electrical Engineering building. Smith suffered a severe head injury.
Many people dread a trip to the doctor's office, even more so a trip to the hospital. For some, there is something terrifying about yielding control of their bodies over to strangers. Hospitals are buildings that deal with life and death and remind us of our mortality. Are these fears unfounded? Most of the time patients find themselves in capable and caring hands. When they do not, the results can be devastating. One Kevin Baldridge, a 64-year-old patient at St.
A man from New Jersey is facing charges of insurance fraud and theft after he faked a slip and fall accident in an effort to collect insurance money. Authorities say that Alexander Goldinsky was caught on video faking his fall at a business in Woodbridge. He worked as an independent contractor and purposely threw ice on the floor, then placed himself on the ground and lay waiting until someone found him.
We should all be in awe of the latest advancements in medical technology. Lasers can fix our eyes to where glasses and contacts are no longer needed. These cutting rays of light are used to successfully treat medical ailments from kidney stones, to tumors, to even cosmetic issues like varicose veins. Unfortunately, no treatment is without its risks. One family in Peoria Illinois found this out firsthand.
There are a few instances that immediately remind the public at large of a pending lawsuit. The principal amongst these seemingly cartoonish situations is the notorious instance of slipping and falling on a wet floor in a store. Those who do truly injure themselves on slick surfaces would argue that there is nothing cartoonish about their injuries. An elderly individual can fall and break a hip, which can lead to many serious health issues, sometimes even death. Even those cases the media labels as "cartoonish" can involve nefariously negligent details and serious injuries.
Imagine yourself outside shoveling the snow off of your driveway. You go to move something out of your way when you slip on the ice just under the snow’s surface. As you fall, your instincts kick in and you reach out with your arms to break your fall. While this may seem like a good idea, you realize while you are sitting in the emergency room that there really is not a good way to break a fall on the ice. You have broken your wrist and now have to follow up with an orthopedist later in the week. You may be facing surgery just by shoveling some snow.
Most of us are not on the lookout for hazards or potential dangers when we go to the gym. We are there to exercise, and we do not consider the many accidents that can occur in an environment like a gym. There is heavy equipment that has the potential to seriously injure folks, showers contributing to slippery locker room floors, and overly hot saunas. The potential for injuries are high.
Every day we go about our daily business, and we often forget about how much we are at the mercy of businesses and other entities to perform basic maintenance on their property. This can mean complex repairs (elevator maintenance) to simple maintenance such as making sure sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice. For some, an outing as simple as going to the grocery store can result in serious injuries.
Recently, a charming pizza place in Crystal Lake found out the hard way that a patron can suffer an injury at any time, for any reason. Even something seemingly innocuous like a restaurant’s decor, can cause severe injuries in unsuspecting individuals. Like many restaurants, Nick’s Pizza and Pub had its signature décor, which was for them peanut shells discarded on the floor (many steakhouses in Oklahoma and Texas also follow this tradition).
A billboard advert for a small, country hospital once read that “the only life you want, is the one you had.” We have all seen similar advertisements for health and life insurance - a grieving widow, a person walking down a flight of stairs with one foot hovered precariously over a misplaced toy car. The phrase “Life comes at you fast” could accurately be changed to “Life and death come at you fast.” For two unfortunate individuals in early December of 2018, this was certainly the case.