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Two Teens Struck by Vehicle

Two teenagers were injured in a crash with a vehicle at 5:20 AM last Friday, August 4 near Durango and Tropicana. The pedestrians, aged 14 or 15, were both harmed in the accident. One of the teenagers was transported to University Medical center while the other incurred minor injuries. Both pedestrians’ injuries were non-life-threatening. After the crash, the driver remained on the scene.

Speeding-Related Accidents

Currently, the cause of Friday’s accident is unknown. However, the speed limit for both Tropicana and Durango is 45 mph. Drivers who exceed posted speed limits do not have physics on their side: higher driving speeds reduce the time drivers have to process information such as pedestrians entering their line of travel, and the possibility of a collision increases dramatically. Many pedestrians survive slow-speed encounters, but as a driver’s speed increases, the pedestrian’s survival rate drops. Even if drivers carefully observe speed limits, the likelihood of a pedestrian suffering serious injury in a crash with a vehicle going 45 mph is at least 75%.

Drowsy Driving?

The crash happened in the early morning at 5:20. Although few details have been released, it is possible that the driver may have been sleepy. In a 24-hour city like Las Vegas, many people work graveyard or early morning shifts, and those who do are more likely to drive drowsy at least a few days a month than people who work daytime hours. The effect of drowsy driving is serious: according to a recent study, being awake for eighteen hours is roughly the equivalent of having a blood alcohol level of .05. (At .08, one is considered legally drunk.)

Legal Issues

In Nevada, it is a violation of NRS 484B.653 to drive with “willful or wanton disregard” for others’ safety, and in many cases, it might be determined … Read more

Justice for Birth Injuries Due To Malpractice

Birth injuries are always tragic. No matter what caused them, the consequences are usually heartbreaking to see. While there are a few rare instances where the doctor did all he could do, in most cases a hospital or doctor is responsible for these injuries. There are many different types of cases seen on birthinjurymedicalmalpractice.com, and the consequences vary in severity, but all of them that successfully prove a doctor, hospital, or organization guilty of causing these injuries put a spotlight on the need for better care in the United States.

The primary thing that a lawyer wants to do when one of these cases is brought to them is protect the parents and infant involved in the incident. Birth injuries occur in far too many births. In reality, they should never happen. Medical science has advanced far enough that there is enough information and equipment to ensure that every birth goes smoothly for its entire duration. Unfortunately, that leaves room for human error and this does happen.

 

 

Examples of birth injuries

Medical malpractice cases can be brought against a doctor, hospital, or nurse for any number of different reasons. Some injuries are more common than others. For example:

– Wrongful birth, where parents were not told about a birth defect that would have caused them to end the pregnancy

– Failing to control blood-loss during and after delivery, resulting in injury to the mother… in some cases, ending her life

– Injuries from a seizure during delivery, caused by undetected preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)

All of these instances can cause horrific injury to the mother or the baby, resulting in years of medical bills. In the case of wrongful birth, parents will be caring for that child for the rest of the child’s life. In … Read more