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Understanding the Glasgow Coma Scale

“Proper and timely use of the Glasgow Coma Scale following an accident can prevent long-term mental and physical disabilities”

Immediately following a serious automobile accident, EMTs and Emergency Room Physicians work hard to diagnose injuries and alleviate pain. Unfortunately, head and neck injuries are commonly overlooked by these healthcare providers in the aftermath of such an accident.

This is problematic because head injuries—such as mild-traumatic brain injuries (m-TBIs)—can have lasting mental and physical effects on an individual if not diagnosed immediately. Continue reading “Understanding the Glasgow Coma Scale”

Common Head and Neck Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collisions

“Important information for those on the receiving end of a hit from behind”

In the United States, roughly one in every four automobile accidents is a rear-end collision. Because of how common these accidents are, people have a tendency to consider them minor or moderate. However, anyone who has been on the receiving end of a collision from behind knows that low-speeds, a rear-end crash can send your head and shoulders back with surprising velocity.
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The Montana Medical Legal Panel: One of the Many Obstacles Aimed to Discourage Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

“The number of firms willing to take medical malpractice claims are dwindling as lawsuits are becoming more difficult, more expensive, and less successful.”

Patients’rights to recover damages have been compromised by effective and organized interest groups. These lobbyists represent physicians associations and insurance companies, and their efforts to minimize the number of medical malpractice claims have been successful. Continue reading “The Montana Medical Legal Panel: One of the Many Obstacles Aimed to Discourage Medical Malpractice Lawsuits”

Defining and Understanding “Cause of Action”

“To file a wrongful death lawsuit, you need to establish the cause of action. But how do you do that?”

It’s never easy to lose a loved one as the result of another’s actions—whether the death may be intentional or incidental. When the death is caused intentionally, it is called homicide and legal action is rather straightforward. When the death occurs by accident, legal proceedings can get more complicated. Continue reading “Defining and Understanding “Cause of Action””

Uninsured Drivers and Hit-and-Run Automobile Accidents (Part 2)

“Who Pays the Bills?”

I’m going to discuss some of the nuances of Uninsured Motorist (UM) Bodily Injury and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurance coverages. We’ll talk about Stacking Coverages, Coverage Limits, and other areas to be aware of when considering these types of plans.

Quickly, let’s recap. In a typical automobile accident scenario, the at-fault driver’s insurance company would make payments compensating for their insured’s negligent driving. However, when the negligent driver doesn’t have insurance (or has insufficient coverage) the money must come from you. Continue reading “Uninsured Drivers and Hit-and-Run Automobile Accidents (Part 2)”

A Few Words on the Montana Justice Foundation

“The charitable arm of Montana’s legal system.”

With the holiday season just passed, I’d like to spend a few paragraphs discussing the Montana Justice Foundation. Before we begin, let’s visit their mission statement:

MJF’s Mission is to achieve equal access to justice for all Montanans through effective funding and leadership.

Notice the phrase “equal access to justice.” Continue reading “A Few Words on the Montana Justice Foundation”