TUCSON PERSONAL INJURY BLOG

Welcome to Tucson Personal Injury Blog, brought to you by the attorneys at Hollingsworth Kelly Law Firm. Our goal is to bring you timely information pertaining to our areas of practice—personal and serious injury, auto accidents, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Our focus will be on issues pertaining to serious injury, but also on highlighting safety information, including medical information in the news with a focus on patient safety, and timely updates on product recalls, with a focus on consumer safety.

Pledge to Stop on Red

How often have you noticed another vehicle speeding past you or accelerating through a yellow light, only to find both of you waiting at the next stop? Exceeding the speed limit to “beat the light” is illegal and could result in dire consequences. According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads, in 2013, 127,000 people […]

Seniors Driving

Your freedom to drive is not dependent upon your age. But age-related declines can hamper your ability to drive as safely as you should. Older drivers may notice gradual changes in their reaction time, hearing, vision, memory and alertness. Medication, stiff joints and changes in sleep can also affect driving. Any of these variables can […]

Hospitals Need to Report Infectious Outbreaks

   “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants…”     – Louis Brandeis The CDC estimates that there are approximately 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections each year, resulting in almost 100,000 wrongful deaths. According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), the most dangerous hospital-acquired infection is MRSA, a superbug that has become resistant […]

Medical Errors: Patients Deserve Safety

Last summer, a Senate sub-committee on patient safety heard testimony that preventable medical errors in hospitals were the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The committee had called a hearing after a study appeared in the Journal of Patient Safety that found that more than 400,000 patients die each year from preventable injuries […]