In today's world, we expect that a healthy college student will overcome just about any virus or infection with the help of modern medicine. However, it sometimes takes more than a hospital to help a patient survive. When a deadly bacteria outbreak occurs, it requires the public to be informed so people and health care professionals can be on the lookout for symptoms.
Each year, approximately 25,000 children are injured by falling furniture or televisions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some children escape with some scrapes and bruises, but many others suffer injuries much more severe.
Parents throughout the country were shocked and saddened to learn of a fatal accident at a New Jersey school last week.
In breaking news, a worker was killed in a Manhattan elevator accident earlier today. The details are still thin, but it appears that a man was working in the shaft when he was pinned between two elevator cars. He died at the scene.
While New York has some excellent ski resorts, many aren't aware of the high risk of an accident until they have already been injured. More than 40 people die each year in the U.S. from skiing/snowboarding accidents, on average, according to the National Ski Areas Association (SKAA).
There are more than 200,000 playground injuries each year requiring emergency room visits. While playground accidents are relatively common, they involve an array of legal issues that prove confusing to parents of injured children.
Even the best parent or babysitter cannot have eyes on a child every second, but that is all the time it takes for a toddler or baby to go tumbling down a set of stairs. When a young child (5 or younger) falls down the stairs and needs medical treatment, a head injury is present 75 percent of the time.
People in the U.S. rely heavily on the civil court system to receive compensation for harms they have unfairly suffered. This is in contrast to many countries where wrongly injured people are left without legal recourse. The situational difference leaves many foreign tourists unaware or misinformed about their rights to compensation.
In 2009, a young man was walking in Central Park when a large tree branch snapped overhead and fell on him. The branch damaged his lungs, spinal cord and brain, leaving him paralyzed and cognitively disabled.
A woman was simply trying to get a workout at an Upper East Side fitness center last week. Instead, she was taken to the hospital after a freak accident.