Personal Injury

Symptoms of uterine cancer

Uterine cancer is a deadly cancer that can develop in women. While development of this and other related cancers is rare, many women found themselves at an increased risk after undergoing a procedure using a power morcellator. Power morcellators are used to extract tissue and fibroids during a hysterectomy or a myomectomy by mincing up tissue for removal through a small incision in the abdomen. The morcellator works using a drill-like end that rotates and breaks masses of tissues in smaller pieces and then vacuuming them out. Unfortunately, many times cancerous tissues were either left behind or spread.

According to Williams Kherkher, while these devices could be used to remove noncancerous tissue, they were dangerous if a women had undetected malignant tissue for these reasons. A power morcellator could cause deadly cancers such as metastatic leiomyosarcoma, uterine cancer, uterine sarcoma, and endometrial stromal sarcoma. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an official warning against morcellators which was soon followed by a recall of the devices. After these dangers came into the public eye, lawsuits against negligent and responsible parties were filed.

Although these dangers were eventually made public, it was too late for many victims who had already developed deadly cancers or other harmful symptoms. In fact, 1 in every 350 procedures involving a power morcellator led to the development of one of these cancers.

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What are Rollover Accidents?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that rollover accidents cause up to 24,000 injuries and 10,000 fatalities every year. These types of accidents are particularly dangerous because it involves the vehicle turning over either on its side or completely upside down. When victims do survive such horrific accidents, they could end up suffering from some form of disability. The most common injuries caused by rollover accidents include lacerations, broken bones, and traumatic brain injury.

Larger vehicles are more susceptible to rollover accidents. Vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs have a higher center of gravity compared to regular passenger-type cars. Matched with unsafe road conditions, mechanical defects, or worn-out tires, the risk for rollover accidents for these vehicles will typically increase. This is because, according to Madison car accident attorneys, larger vehicles can easily become unstable once a driver loses control due to unforeseen circumstances. The dangers become even worse when the vehicle can’t gain enough traction between the pavement and the tires. These risks can result in serious accidents that can potentially harm anyone who happens to be nearby.

Considering the dangers and devastating consequences of such incidents, the prevention of rollover accidents is extremely crucial. Plenty of larger vehicle manufacturers have employed the installation of safety devices called Electronic Stability Control or ESC for short. The device recognizes when a driver loses control and automatically uses the brakes to allow the vehicle to regain its stability. It makes use of special censors in order to detect any changes in balance and steadiness.

Unfortunately, the ESC safety feature isn’t a staple for all types of vehicle most susceptible to rollover accidents. As such, plenty of accidents that could have been easily avoided continue to occur in roadways across America. This is why cars that have this control are insured at a lower rate than those that do not. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® has more information on that topic. Vehicle manufacturers should be held accountable for any vehicle design defects that continue to contribute to such tragic accidents and hurt innocent motorists.

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Premises Liability: Property Hazards that Cause Slip and Fall Accidents

The National Safety Council reports that slip and fall accidents account for about 8.9 million visits to emergency medical departments every year. These numbers prove that injuries caused by slipping and falling aren’t as simple as they might probably sound.

While slip and fall accidents typically happen to individuals around 55 years and older, it’s important to note that these incidents can happen to anyone. In fact, slip and fall accidents can occur at any given place that has hazards all over the property. What’s worse, these hazards are typically found in areas frequented by the public. According to the website of Williams Kherkher Law Firm, easy to miss hazards can be rampant in parks, resorts, restaurants, and malls caused by facilities that aren’t properly maintained.

Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents: Uneven surfaces, unmarked steps, and lack of proper railings on stairs. Aside from these three noted hazards, accidents can also occur are due to slippery or wet floors, exposed wires, and poor lighting.

When people slip or fall due to these hazards, the injuries they sustain can vary in its severity. Sometimes, a slip and fall accident could involve lacerations, sprains, or broken bones. Sometimes, they can also result in injuries to the neck, back, or head. These more serious injuries can cause temporary or permanent disability, especially for individuals that are much older.

Property owners are expected to maintain a standard level of upkeep for their premises. Part of their responsibility is to ensure that the risk of any accident is significantly reduced. When this responsibility isn’t properly met, property owners can be considered liable for such accidents and their outcomes. If this happens, victims involved in these incidents can consult with experienced legal professionals to learn more about the steps and actions they can take.

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