How to Buy the Safest Bike for Your Kids at Your Local Bicycle Shop

Think back to the time when you got your first bicycle. The excitement, the magic, and euphoria you felt at that time was unparalleled. Cruising down the street with the wind in your hair, you suddenly had a peek at the glory and power of unlimited freedom. Yes, kids love bicycles and parents love getting bikes for their children. Fortunately, there is a good variety of styles, models and makes that you can choose from when you go shopping for bicycles for your kids. While toddlers like tricy...

Bike Accidents and How to Avoid Them

A combination of factors means that cyclists are exposed to dangers that most motorists don't even have to consider. For example, being less visible to drivers and being completely without the protection of a ton of metal means that your average cyclist is pretty likely to be badly injured if they come head to head with a car. Cyclists are amongst the most vulnerable road users! You are more likely to be seriously injured in a collision with a car than in a bike only accident. There is one or...

Medical Malpractice: When Is Right to File a Lawsuit?

Guadalupe Ostos, 65, went to a clinic in Los Angeles when she started having problems while breathing. Once in the clinic, doctors diagnosed her with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia and antibiotics were prescribed to treat the disease. However, the doctors who treated her were unaware that Guadalupe also suffered from a very rare allergic condition to penicillin, one of the main components of the antibiotics prescribed to her. During the following days, the woman presented difficulty in breath...

Dealing with Burns and What to Put or Not to Put on Them

Burns and scalds are common types of injuries that a first aid provider will have to deal with. Because they result in tissue damage and in some cases destruction, they are also one of the most painful, and difficult, injuries to heal. However, with prompt, proper treatment when the injury happens this trauma can be reduced. Types of Burns Burns can be caused in numerous ways, but they can essentially be grouped into four classes. Heat As expected this is the most common type of burn and can...

Sprains and Strains – Do You Have a Torn Muscle?

How many times have you limped home after a sporting activity only to be slowed by the pain and swelling? Do you know whether you have a sprain or strain? Strains and sprains are typical problems in busy folks, and typically they will not be serious. No matter the seriousness of the problem, though, it is always smart to have an injury diagnosed by a doctor. Is There a Difference Between Sprains and Strains? There are many similarities between these two types of injuries. Both have varying ...

Surgical Errors: Is There Anything Patients Can Do?

Surgical gaffes like amputating the wrong leg make headlines, but we rarely hear of a large number of other mistakes that occur in hospitals on a daily basis. Delays in diagnosis are a big problem, keeping a patient from receiving timely treatment. Incorrectly administered medications are another common medical error, as are the wrong prescriptions being dispensed. Fatal chemotherapy overdoses occur and patients under anesthesia die regularly. While the present volume of medical errors is int...

Stop! Don’t do it! The One Thing You Must Never Do After a Car Accident

It was a rainy afternoon in Los Angeles on June 15 of this his year. Roberto Gomez, 39, was driving on Interstate 5, the view of the road was terrible because it was pouring rain and fog clouded the surroundings. Although he had to be home before 7 pm, Roberto was going at the right speed according to the safety limits of the highway. Suddenly and without warning, a car at full speed skidded thanks to the humidity of the highway and recklessness behind the wheel, impacting on the back of Gomez's...

Family Safety: How to Care for Injuries Such as Broken Bones at Home or in the Workplace

The word fracture means to become broken. In the true sense of the word, a fracture and a break of a bone are the same things. There are different kinds of fractures that one can sustain but the first aid treatment for each is about the same. The most common place for a fracture is in the extremities. The arm or leg is most the susceptible area and a break occurs most often in men under 45 or women over 45 years of age. The reasons are that there are more men in sports and physical labor job...

Disabled Employee Rights Under the ADA and California’s FEHA

The Americans with Disabilities Act applies only to employers with fifteen or more employees. However, California's Fair Employment and Housing Act also prevents discrimination based on a physical disability. FEHA applies to employers with five or more employees. Employers cannot discriminate based on disability. Employers cannot automatically say, “We cannot accommodate your request for a modification of the work place.” With disability law, an employer has affirmative obligations beyond sim...

What Is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when medical treatment falls below expected standards. If a patient becomes injured as a result of medical negligence, that patient might file a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice. If a patient dies, the family might then file a wrongful death lawsuit. The most common type of medical negligence involves surgery, but it can happen with any nurse, physician, medical technician, or medical facility. The different types of medical negligence are almost endless. Here ar...