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November 2018 Archives

Searching for the cause of trucking accident fatalities

Drivers in Colorado may be concerned to learn that fatalities in large truck accidents reached their highest point in 29 years in 2017. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 37,133 people died in motor vehicle accidents throughout the year, a slight decline from previous years. At the same time, however, trucking accident deaths rose 9 percent, reaching 4,761. While 1,300 truck drivers lost their lives in these crashes, 72 percent of the fatalities were drivers and passengers in other vehicles.

Winter Motorcycling tips

It’s understandable that some motorcyclists would consider winter to be the “off season” and put their bikes away. For others, however, it’s a different twist on something they love no matter what the season.

Surgeon mistakenly removes woman's kidney

Patients in Colorado may be worried about their own future operations after learning about a case when a woman lost her healthy kidney because a surgeon mistook it for a cancerous tumor. During what was scheduled to be a routine back surgery in April 2016, the 51-year-old woman checked into a local hospital. She was seeking a fusion of bones in her lower back after she had been injured in a car accident. However, when she went into surgery, the physician performing the operation identified her kidney and proclaimed it to be a tumor, declaring the situation an emergency and removing it immediately.

7 symptoms of a spinal cord injury

Just the thought of a spinal cord injury strikes fear into most people, who may imagine the most devastating permanent injuries. As serious as these injuries are, they aren’t always obvious immediately. Loss of sensation can happen right away or slowly spread. Therefore, anyone who has an injury to the head or neck should see a doctor right away. Speedy treatment is the best chance for improving your outcome.

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