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Social media could ruin your car insurance claim

If you have been involved in a car accident in the state of Montana, it is important that you understand how the specific laws of the state will determine the way that you should progress. Montana's diverse landscape, albeit beautiful, can present some hazards that can affect visitors and natives alike. Since Montana is an "at-fault" state, it is vital that you treat even a minor incident very seriously. The law and car insurance in Montana Montana is an "at-fault" state, meaning that the person who is deemed to be at fault in an accident will be liable for all of the damages. This is upheld by the Modified Comparative Fault rule, otherwise known as the 51-percent Bar Rule. This means that if you are only found to be 25 percent at fault, you can still be awarded damages. However,...

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Nursing errors: The many causes of nursing errors

Nursing errors come in many shapes and forms. A nurse thinking she's doing patients a favor by sneaking them a favorite food could actually hurt their recovery, just like one who misses a patient's medication schedule could harm the individual. Nurses have many responsibilities when caring for a patient. They're meant to follow a doctor's orders, monitor patient recovery and accurately record when medicine or care is given so the doctor can make adjustments if needed. Nurses help create a path of communication for patients, but they have to listen and interpret the patient's feelings while also performing their duties. What leads to nursing errors? Several nursing errors have become prominent in the medical field, including medication errors, infections, equipment injuries...

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What's even better than a big dog bite settlement?

Preventing the dog bite in the first place. Dogs are not just pets, they're also animals. That means that they can switch into their wild instincts at unexpected moments and attack, causing serious and catastrophic injuries. However, just because dogs are unpredictable does not mean that the majority of dog attacks can't be avoided. In fact, there are numerous things Great Falls residents can do -- and habits they can teach their children -- in order to prevent a catastrophic dog attack from occurring. Tips for preventing dog attacks In some ways, avoiding a dog attack is similar to avoiding an altercation with a human being. Treating dogs with respect, being polite and giving them plenty of personal space goes a very long way. Here are some other important dog attack prevention...

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Car accidents can be a literal pain in the neck

You know that image of the man or woman in a neck brace following a car accident? If you've recently been in a serious wreck, you might feel like that person -- you might even be wearing the neck brace! Whiplash and other kinds of injuries to the muscles and ligaments of the neck are common after vehicle accidents. That's because, with the typical centripetal forces involved in an auto collision, the head can go flying and bouncing around. This can put an enormous amount of strain on your neck and result in painful and long-lasting injuries. What is whiplash? Whiplash involves the straining, rupturing, tearing or bruising of the muscles, vertebrae and ligaments of your neck. It's important to know the symptoms of these kinds of injuries so you can get treatment as soon as they...

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Medication allergies in surgery: Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a serious medical condition that is not only dangerous when you're awake but also when you're under anesthesia. Although you're monitored by medical professionals, your oxygen levels drop to dangerous lows. Without the ability to reverse the reaction, you could lose your life. Anaphylaxis is life-threatening. As a patient, if you're aware of any medications or materials that you're allergic to, you have to inform the surgeon and those around you. If they then give you the medication you're allergic to, you can fight for compensation. Anaphylaxis is not particularly uncommon during surgery. In fact, it happens in approximately 1 out of every 4,000 to 20,000 cases, depending on the statistics you review. The most common reason for anaphylaxis is the use of muscle...

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