Mississippi Legal News

Does Benzene in Sunscreen Cause Cancer?

People tend to go outside much more often in the summer than when the days are shorter and colder. The sun is much stronger and obviously shines for many more hours in the summer than it is during the winter months. Using hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen is a smart way to protect against the sun’s strong rays causing damage to your eyes and skin. However, there are several sunscreen brands that are formulated with benzene. Benzene is a chemical [...]

Is Not Checking Lab Results Considered Mississippi Malpractice?

Is Not Checking Lab Results Considered Mississippi Malpractice?

There are so many different types of Mississippi medical malpractice out there that it can be difficult to remain wary of them all. If you suffered any kind of harm as a patient or if something seemed off, then you might be able to investigate the situation to see what is really going on. A health professional who hides test results or makes a diagnosis based on faulty lab results could be considered negligent if you experience harm as [...]

Can You Sue an Airline for Burns from a Coffee Spill in Mississippi

Can You Sue an Airline for Burns from a Coffee Spill in Mississippi?

Many people remember the lawsuit in the 1990s that was brought against a famed hamburger restaurant for injuries from spilled hot coffee. Filed as a product liability suit it was highly controversial with some experts claiming it was frivolous while others argued its legitimacy. Ultimately, the claimant won and was awarded a monetary settlement. These days we drink our coffee on ice, cold brewed, or traditionally brewed and hot. Drinking any type of hot beverage has the potential to [...]

Air Traffic Volume Increases Human Error

Air Traffic Volume Increases Human Error

The job that an air traffic controller does is incredibly important to coordinate how airplanes move about so that airplanes and their passengers are safe from accidents. Air traffic controllers are responsible for: Keeping enough distance between planes as they fly into and out of an airport. Making sure that the flow of air traffic is moving without incident to avoid delays. Communicate with pilots to keep them informed about the environment. Signal to emergency response personnel when issues arise. Both radar and computers [...]

Fireworks Safety Tips

Prevent Serious Accidents with These Fireworks Safety Tips

The summertime is full of festivals, parades, and fireworks. Many celebrations that take place throughout the summer include a festive fireworks display for people to enjoy. While these shows are spectacular to watch and highly entertaining, they are also dangerous. In 2018, there were approximately 19,500 fires that ignited from fireworks. That year, these fire incidents resulted in five people dying, 46 people sustaining injuries, and had a property damage cost of $105 million.  Whether you or your neighbors are [...]

The Horror of Mississippi Anesthesia Awareness

The Horror of Mississippi Anesthesia Awareness

Anesthesia awareness is the terrifying realization that you are waking up, not after the procedure, but during the medical procedure that you were supposed to be asleep during. Some people who have experienced this felt pain while others only felt pressure and others still felt nothing. As scary as this sounds, anesthesia awareness is rare. If this did happen to you and you experienced extreme pain, then talk to a Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawyer about your options for filing [...]

What Causes Mississippi Dental Malpractice?

What Causes Mississippi Dental Malpractice?

Aside from negligence, dental malpractice can have very specific causes that range from dentist fatigue and malfunctioning dental instruments to substance abuse on the job and careless decisions. Having some awareness of these causative factors might be able to help you avoid dental malpractice in the future. This can also help you with your Mississippi medical malpractice claim if you were injured by the negligence of your own dentist. Talk to a Madison medical malpractice attorney to learn more [...]

How to Protect Against Mississippi Car Accidents At Dusk and Dawn

How to Protect Against Mississippi Car Accidents At Dusk and Dawn

If you are on the road and driving during a very bright and sunny day, wearing sunglasses and using your visor can help shield you from that blinding light so you can see the road better and be able to drive safely. At night, using your car’s headlights increases your visibility. If you are driving in sleet and slippery conditions, slowing your speed down can reduce the risk of sliding. Very heavy rainfall may make it not only difficult [...]

Types of Informed Consent and My Mississippi Malpractice Options

Types of Informed Consent and My Mississippi Malpractice Options

Informed consent is not always the first thing people think of when they hear about Mississippi medical malpractice, but the reality is that many patients have suffered unforeseen harm due to faulty informed consent. Knowing the different types of medical informed consent that change depending on the situation is important when you need to figure out whether you can file a medical malpractice claim. Some situations of informed consent can be justified while others might not be excusable. If [...]

Why Do More Mississippi Car Accidents Happen at Night?

Why Do More Mississippi Car Accidents Happen at Night?

You may have heard about more car accidents happening at night than during the day and you may have been wondering why that is. Not being able to clearly see the road is not the only reason. Several other nighttime factors play major roles in Mississippi car accidents at night. Being aware of these can help you avoid them yourself and hopefully prevent car accidents in the future. However, if you were in a car accident, do not panic. [...]