When you are admitted to a hospital, you expect that the treatment you receive there will improve your health. But all too often, this is not the case.
Entrusting your health to a medical facility and its staff is, essentially, entering into a contract—a contract wherein the hospital pledges to treat you with a professional standard of care. If the hospital and its staff are negligent, and you suffer injury, then they have broken their contract with you and can be held liable for medical malpractice. Read the rest »
Putting gas contaminated with water into your car may cost you more than vehicle repairs—it could cost you your life. If water gets into your gas tank, your engine will die, and you won’t be able to restart it. This situation can be very dangerous if you’re on a busy highway and are unable to make it to the shoulder. Read the rest »
If a child has delays in reaching “movement milestones” from birth to 5 years of age, it could be a sign of cerebral palsy. Read the rest »
While the term “nightmare superbug” may seem melodramatic, it is how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) described the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreading throughout the country. Right now, most resistant pathogens are not exceedingly dangerous in and of themselves, but they have the ability to spread resistance to other bacteria and viruses that can be far more deadly. Read the rest »
The attorneys at Grant Law Office have experienced the benefits of a secondary education, and would like help a deserving student achieve her own academic dreams. It was in this spirit that we hosted a nationwide scholarship. We received over 5,000 essays from entrants vying for the prize, and pored over each one.
There were many good entries, but unfortunately, there could only be one winner; and that winner is… Read the rest »
Many people think getting a pedicure is a way to treat, or pamper, one’s self. This may be true, but manicures and pedicures apparently come with certain health risks. Read the rest »
Surgery is intended to cure patients, or alleviate their suffering. Unfortunately, there are incidences where negligence on the part of a medical professional or a hospital can cause a patient’s condition to worsen. One of the ways this can happen is when the site where the procedure was performed becomes infected. Read the rest »
It was unbelievable. Our Best Foot Forward 2018 scholarship received over five thousand applications before the August 15, 2018, deadline. This $1,000 scholarship was open to high school and college students from across the United States, and we were amazed and pleased at the overwhelming response. It was hard going to read through all of our applicants’ short introductions and essays, but we managed to do it. Read the rest »
Imagine having cosmetic surgery, then, to your surprise, seeing footage of that surgery broadcast on YouTube—without your consent. What’s worse, the doctor performing the surgery is dancing and rapping at the same time.
Does this sound like a pitch for a bad sitcom? Well, it isn’t. Read the rest »
The auto world is abuzz with talk about self-driving cars. Will they work? Will they be safe? When will they be on the market? Companies like Volvo, Tesla, BMW, Google, and Uber are all investing heavily in the development of autonomous vehicles, and it is generally accepted that this will be the future of the automotive industry. Read the rest »