• Celebrating Movember

    || 24-Nov-2015

    You may have noticed the large number of men growing mustaches and facial hair during the month of November. This is because, for roughly a decade, men have designated this month as either Movember or No Shave November. While you may think this is just a way for men to explore their looks with extreme amounts of facial hair, it is much more than that. The month-long event—during which men ...
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  • Understanding Intubation Errors

    || 18-Nov-2015

    When emergencies arise and paramedics are called upon for medical assistance, they must make some crucial decisions in the field. Depending on the severity of the situation and the condition that an injured individual is in, there are various actions that may be taken to help remedy any potential dangers. Paramedics are tasked on making the difficult, quick decisions that could be the difference ...
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  • How to Detect a Medication Error

    || 9-Nov-2015

    It is an unfortunate situation, but medication errors are all too common in the medical field. There are a number of causes for this, but it is important that medical professionals are held accountable. They are responsible for protecting patients, thus prescribing the wrong medication, the wrong dosage, or conflicting medications can be dangerous. This can be considered medical malpractice. ...
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  • Paramedic Intubation Errors

    || 3-Nov-2015

    Paramedics represent a beacon of hope during moments of emergency. They are the ones dispatched to help injured individuals when there are calls for help. However, what happens when they do more harm than good? In the case of intubation procedures, that is usually the situation. Endotracheal Intubation (ETI) is a procedure where a plastic tube is placed into the windpipe (trachea) to help patients ...
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  • What to Look for When Hiring a Lawyer

    || 3-Nov-2015

    When you have sustained an injury and you need to hire an attorney to represent you, what factors would you consider most important to include in your search? How do you know that the lawyer is qualified to represent you? If you have been hurt and need to file a claim, making sure you have the right representation can go a long way to helping you obtain a favorable outcome. At Paulson Coletti, our ...
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  • Paulson Coletti Listed in 'Best Law Firms' for 2016

    || 2-Nov-2015

    Every year, U.S. News – Best Lawyers selects a number of law firms to be included in their ‘Best Law Firms’ list. At Paulson Coletti, we are happy to announce we have been selected for the 2016 edition of this list. This is an honor that is bestowed upon law firms who meet the minimum requirements and have also been reviewed by clients and peers in the legal community. In order ...
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  • Long-Term Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

    || 29-Oct-2015

    When an individual suffers a spinal cord injury, it can be a traumatic experience. While the initial impact can be daunting enough, it is often the long-term effects that can impact the family the most. This isn’t just the physical damage, either; it is also the financial and emotional hardships that you and your family deal with after the injury. If you or someone you love suffers from a ...
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  • Cyclist Files Claim After Uber & Private Insurer Fail to Cover Accident

    || 27-Oct-2015

    In a case stemming from a July 2, 2015 accident, Lucas Root has filed a lawsuit against Uber and the driver who opened the vehicle door while Root was riding his bike. The action knocked Root to the ground and broke three of his teeth. The suit comes months after the fact. The driver was cited for the bicycle accident and two months after, the driver’s personal insurer declined to provide ...
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  • Dangers of Septic Shock

    || 26-Oct-2015

    Septic shock is the final stage of a condition called sepsis. Sepsis occurs when infections in the body are left untreated. This usually results in chills, weakness, and a high heart rate. When left unmonitored, sepsis turns into septic shock, which can be lethal. Septic shock is a preventable illness that can occur when hospitals and medical staff do not properly monitor infections or offer a ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

    || 22-Oct-2015

    Every year, millions of people sustain a traumatic brain injury. Of this number, thousands die. One of the leading causes of TBI (17%) is motor vehicle accidents. It is all too common for a negligent driver to cause an accident resulting in an injury and when this happens to the brain, the outcome can be devastating. An individual who suffers from a traumatic brain injury can be left to deal with ...
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  • 6 Signs of Bacterial Meningitis

    || 21-Oct-2015

    Bacterial meningitis is a serious infection that could leave individuals facing severe complications such as hearing loss, learning disabilities, or brain damage. While most people recover, fatality is a possibility. From 2003 through 2007, roughly 12% of the people who contracted bacterial meningitis died because of the infection. Understanding the signs to watch out for can prompt quick ...
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  • Failure to Properly Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis

    || 20-Oct-2015

    Cystic fibrosis is a chronic and devastating disease that progressively gets worse as time goes on. It is an illness that primarily affects the lungs but can also have adverse effects on the livers, pancreas, and intestines. Because of a genetic defect, the body produces excessive amounts of mucus that can clog ducts and passages in the body. It causes problems with digestion and breathing and can ...
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  • Medication Errors

    || 16-Oct-2015

    It is estimated that one third of American adults take some form of prescription drug a day. It is very common for us to go to the doctor and be prescribed medication to treat whatever is ailing us. However, if not administered properly or if prescribed incorrectly, medication errors have the potential to cause lasting harm for patients. It is important that the doctor clearly prescribe the ...
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  • Uterine Rupture and Birth Injuries

    || 15-Oct-2015

    If you are pregnant and have had a C-section before, it is important to understand the possibility for a uterine rupture and the affects that it can have on you and your baby. While women who have never had a C-section are at less risk to suffer from uterine rupture, there are a small percentage of mothers who have had the procedure done before who are harmed by a tear in the uterus. A uterine ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries at Birth

    || 8-Oct-2015

    For many mothers, giving birth is the most amazing experience they will have. They are bringing a new life into the world. Unfortunately, these situations can be a bit more stressful when something goes wrong. Perhaps the baby has been deprived of oxygen or compressed in the birth canal for an extended period of time. This can lead to traumatic brain injuries at birth. There are symptoms that you ...
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