The North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust admitted their negligence at the high court and agreed to pay all the damages incurred by a Carlisle girl.
The hospital’s monetary fine was said to reach a total of £5 million (US $7.7 million). As agreed upon the lawsuit, the hospital will pay the £2.3 million (US $3.5 million) lump sum to the 11-year old Carlisle girl who sustained a birth injury during her delivery and £200,000 (US $300,000) per year through the rest of her life.
The young girl whose name cannot be disclosed for legal purposes was born at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, Cumbria, England.
According to court documents, the said hospital failed to diagnose that the girl’s mother had suffered a placental abruption, a birth-related condition wherein the placental lining separated from the uterus of the mother before the baby is delivered. As a result, the girl’s delivery became overdue causing her cerebral hypoxia and severe brain injury.
The girl’s family filed for a birth injury claim which has been finally resolved only recently. After the final court hearing, her mother narrated how difficult the life of her daughter had been due to the birth injury she sustained when she was born. The family can’t help but to show their joy while looking forward to getting the best care and equipment that the young girl needed to lessen the obstacles that she is facing in each passing day.
After hearing about the said resolution, the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are very impressed with the court’s just resolution on this case since they fully understand that birth injury is one of the most depressing situations that can occur in one’s life.
School bus drivers are expected to be extra careful because they are driving kids to and from their school.
Fortunately, the Poway Unified School District bus that was involved in a recent accident was just on it way to pick-up children from school so no one, aside from the driver, was on the bus.
The 63-year-old driver was reportedly heading to Russet Leaf Lane near Deer Canyon Elementary School when it sideswiped a parked vehicle. The driver may have panicked and over-corrected as he steered away from the vehicle. But unfortunately, he lost control of the school bus as it went up and down an embankment.
The bus then hit trees and crossed traffic lanes before hitting a vehicle occupied by a mother and her daughter. The bus crashed into the garage door of an empty house.
The mother and daughter were thankfully uninjured and was not taken to a hospital.
The unidentified driver, however, sustained minor injuries from the accident.
There are a lot of factors to be considered in this bus accident so the local authorities are still conducting an investigation.
Aside from teaching their kids the distinction of right and wrong, parents are also responsible for their children’s safety and well-being.
Unfortunately, most accidents involving children could have been prevented if only parents had been more responsible.
In a recent accident in Oregon, a 6-year-old boy crashed his mom’s minivan after he left their house to buy some food.
According to reports, the boy’s hunger prompted him to get the keys to the minivan and leave their house in the Klamath Falls area. But, before getting too far, the boy hit some mailboxes before the minivan hit a Dodge pickup.
Fortunately, the boy wasn’t injured and the driver of the pickup only sustained minor injuries in this accident.
Hopefully, this will serve as a lesson to parents who should never leave their child unsupervised.
Parents should always keep an eye on their younger children as accidents are just waiting to happen when they are left unsupervised. Sadly, the companions of a child in Glendale were not able to save him from an accident that would certainly have life-long consequences.
A 2-year-old boy has fallen while riding a mall escalator recently, but, the scrapes and bruises he sustained from falling were nothing compared to his other injury – a severed fingertip!
According to reports, the boy’s index finger got caught at the bottom of the moving escalator causing the fingertip to be cut off from the rest of his finger.
Rescuers rushed the boy to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and firefighters tore apart a section of the escalator to look for the boy’s fingertip.
After about 30 minutes of searching, they found the severed fingertip, put it in ice, and rushed it to the hospital in hopes that doctors will be able to re-attach it by surgery.
Unfortunately, doctors said that the damage was so severe that they cannot re-attach the fingertip.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is about 11,000 escalator accidents in 2007 and 10% of which involves injuries to the person’s hands, feet, and shoes.
I hope mall owners and building administrators will be more concerned on how they can lessen the probability of an escalator accident happening.
Adults are responsible in training a child and teaching them skills and values that they can bring with them when they grow up.
Unfortunately, an 11-year-old girl from Tulare will now be haunted of the time when she got behind the will and run over her toddler niece.
According to reports, the two-year-old Dahlia Rodriguez died when she was run over by her father’s sister while driving towards the driveway near the Mooney Boulevard recently.
It is said that an adult had let the unidentified 11-year-old girl to be behind the wheels of a silver 1987 Chrysler Sebring. The unidentified adult is likely to face charges because of what happened.
I realize how hard and traumatic this accident may be for the girl. I’m sure no one has intended for this to happen but this accident could have been prevented. Our condolences and prayers are with the family.
A cast member of the hit series Glee was recently involved in a car accident in Los Angeles that reportedly involved drunk girls who fled the scene after recognizing her.
Lea Michele was said to be driving home from work around 2 a.m. when she was hit by a vehicle along Melrose Avenue.
According to reports, the other vehicle was full of “drunk girls” who drove away when they recognized Glee’s Rachel Berry.
Thankfully, Lea was uninjured and was able to jot down the other car’s license plate.
Her recent accident shows how everyone is in danger from drunk drivers.
Under the law, drivers in accidents are required to stop, identify themselves, and assist an injured person. Apparently, the driver in this incident failed to do all that and so she might be facing hit-and-run charges once authorities find her.
Drunk driving is a serious offense that can result to serious accidents. However, this recent news is especially alarming.
A 30-year-old driver was recently arrested after being involved in a crash in New Port Richey. Authorities determined that he was drunk, but, what shocked them was his confession on why he wasn’t paying attention on the road – he was sexting with his girlfriend while driving.
Tampa man Phernando Cuello initially blamed the accident on the other driver but eventually admitted that he was “distracted” while he and his girlfriend were sending text message back and forth. Cuello refused to take a breathalyzer and he was booked on a DUI charge.
Driving drunk is risky. But driving drunk AND using cellphone will certainly take the driver’s mind of the road.
Luckily, no one was hurt in this accident.
Observing traffic rules and safety precautions is the best way to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, an elderly woman failed to do so as she attempted to cross the road on a crosswalk but failed to check that the traffic light was against her.
According to reports, the 60-year-old pedestrian was attempting to cross Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at Luna Avenue at around 6am when she was hit by a northbound Honda Civic which then dragged her for about 25-30 feet.
The Civic driver says that he didn’t notice the woman who was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident. Responsibly, he and a driver who hit the Civic from behind stopped to check on the woman’s condition.
The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital while the drivers were not injured.
It’s not enough that we cross the streets on designated crosswalks. We must also check the traffic lights and approaching vehicles to make sure that he notices you when you are about to cross the street.
We hope that the woman will quickly recover from this accident .
Whenever we are driving, we must keep in mind that a thousand of things can go wrong at any given time. So, we should all be cautious and never take our safety for granted.
In recent news, a 21-year-old man from Garden Grove died when he lost control of his vehicle while racing with his brother shortly before 1am.
According to reports, the brothers were speeding along the southbound lanes of Deodara Street when Caesar Michel lost control of his vehicle and hit a light pole on Westminster Avenue.
Rescuers extricated Michel from his vehicle and took him to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
This tragic vehicular accident only shows that we should always take driving seriously and never consider it a game. I hope all of us can learn a lesson from this accident.
Motorists should be more careful in making sharp turns especially if the road is wet and slippery. A lot of accidents attributed to the road and weather condition could have been prevented if only the driver was careful enough and was aware of the slippery road.
As in a recent accident, a man was seriously injured and his grandson was hospitalized after he lost control of his vehicle at a sharp curve on Wooden Valley Cross Road.
The California Highway patrol said that 73-year-old Luigi Bellimi was driving a 1999 Chevy Suburban with his 13-year-old grandson, identified as Andrew Bellimi, when the accident occurred.
According to reports, the older Bellimi was driving the Suburban towing a trailer with a golf cart at about 30-35mph when he lost control of it at a sharp curve. The vehicle then crossed the road to the shoulder lane where it hit a tree.
Bellimi and his grandson had to be extricated from the vehicle. The driver was airlifted to Queen of the Valley Medical Center while Andrew was taken to the same hospital through a ground ambulance.
Authorities are investigating other factors that could have caused the crash.
Hopefully, Andrew and Luigi will have a quick recovery from the injuries they’ve sustained.