Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Ignition Interlock Laws Help Save Lives

Laws that require persons convicted of drunk driving offenses to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles, can help save lives in alcohol-related car accidents. That information comes from a new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study found that laws that require all drunk driving offenders to have devices […]

Acetaminophen May Aid Recovery Post-Anesthesia

A dose of acetaminophen could significantly increase comfort and reduce pain for patients coming out of anesthesia. Those findings come from a recent study which was presented at a meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.  The study found that acetaminophen reduces the chances of patients suffering shivers and extreme chills when they wake up from the […]

Trucking Rule to Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents Now in Effect

The federal administration’s new trucking rule that would require the use of digital tracking technology in all commercial trucks, is soon to go into effect. However, all initial reports suggest that there are still quite a few quibbles with the technology that need to be ironed out. As of April 1, the Federal Motor Carrier […]

Motorcycle Helmets Can Protect against Cervical Spine Injury

It’s a well-established fact that wearing a motorcycle helmet significantly raises the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury in an accident. However, new research now indicates that helmets are also very beneficial in helping protect motorcyclists against a possibly dangerous cervical spine injury. New research was conducted by conducted by a team of neurological […]

Safe Driving in Winter Conditions

A road made wet by ice and snow is not just a driving inconvenience, but also a potential safety hazard. This winter, as you continue to drive through hazardous conditions in Indiana, pay attention to the road and make sure that you and your car are equipped to deal with emergencies. The American Auto Association offers […]

Old Age and Surgical Complications

Older persons may be at a higher risk of surgical complications. However, it’s not only their advanced years that place them at a higher risk of such adverse events. According to a review of multiple studies focusing on people above the age of 60 who underwent surgeries, there are many factors that dictate whether the […]

40% of Medication-Related Liability Claims Involve Opioids, Anticoagulants

Close to 40% of all medication error-related liability claims that were analyzed as part of a recent study involved opioids and anticoagulants. Opioids were found to be involved in more liability claims involving medication errors than any other drug, accounting for 24% of all liability claims. Anticoagulants followed at a close second with 16% of all claims […]

One in Five Americans Have Experienced a Medical Error

A new study finds that while many Americans have experienced a medical error, many are also able to identify the mistakes when they occur and are ready to inform staff at the hospital about it. As many as one in five Americans have experienced a medical error. According to a new study conducted by the […]

Most Emergency Room Visits Are Unavoidable

Most emergency rooms across the country have a severe overcrowding problem, and insurers have long pushed the theory that many emergency rooms visits are unnecessary or unimportant. However, a new study debunks that myth. According to the study, only a fraction of emergency room patients fails to have an absolutely urgent need to visit the ER. […]

One Third of All Accident Fatalities in the US are Alcohol-Related

Drunk driving continues to remain the number one threat facing American motorists. Approximately one-third of all drivers who die in alcohol-related car accidents have a blood-alcohol concentration of a minimum of .08%. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that percentage has hardly budged over a period of two decades. In 2015 alone, close to 7,000 […]