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What Qualifies as a Personal Injury?

Published on Mar 28, 2024 at 2:40 pm in Personal Injury.

What Qualifies as a Personal Injury?

If you listen to the radio, watch the news, view certain content on the internet, or look around as you’re driving, you’re bound to encounter advertisements about personal injuries where an attorney recommends that you reach out for help if you’re hurt.

While you may be familiar with the terminology in that marketing material, you may be unsure what qualifies as a personal injury.

Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll have a better understanding of what this large legal practice area refers to.

Arkansas 4th in Nation for Big Truck Fatalities

Published on Jan 24, 2024 at 2:22 pm in 18-Wheeler wreck.

Arkansas 4th in Nation for Big Truck Fatalities

TRIP, a national Transportation Research Nonprofit, recently published its December 2023 report titled “America’s Rolling Warehouses: Opportunities and Challenges on the Nation’s Freight Delivery System.” Statistics in that report show that large truck travel is up in our state, and Arkansas is fourth in the nation for big truck fatalities per 1 million miles driven.

Below, we share some insight into why tractor-trailer crash deaths are steadily increasing in our state and what advocacy groups and regulators are doing to make sharing the road with 18-wheelers safer so that we don’t continue to be part of these statistics.

How Many People Are Affected by the Exactech Hip Replacement Recall?

Published on Jan 9, 2024 at 6:32 pm in Product Liability.

How Many People Are Affected by the Exatech Hip Replacement Recall?
Since the company’s beginning in the 1980s, Exactech, Inc. has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of artificial hip replacement devices. The Exactech Novation Crown Cup hip replacement device, with its Connexion GXL liner, was introduced on the market in the U.S. in 2007, and it was recalled in 2021.

This specific model (catalog number 136-40-XX) was the first to be announced as defective, but quite quickly, more models were added to the Exactech, Inc. recall list, including more of the Novation devices and a number of the MCS and AcuMatch® devices, all of which have the defective Connexion liner. If you have one of these devices, even if you aren’t currently experiencing any problems, you might qualify for a lawsuit and compensation.

How To Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Pressure Injuries

Published on Nov 17, 2023 at 2:51 pm in Bed Sore.

How To Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Pressure Injuries
More than 2.5 million people develop pressure injuries every year in the United States. This type of injury is most common in the elderly and immobile, especially people who are in hospitals, nursing homes, or other long-term healthcare facilities. Pressure injuries, although they can start out easily treatable, can quickly become severe and life-threatening.

According to America’s Health Rankings from the United Health Foundation (UHF), 55.8 million people in the U.S. is aged 65 or older. That’s almost 17% of Americans at risk for pressure injuries, and that’s not even counting younger people who may be immobile for any reason. It’s very important to understand and share with others how common and dangerous pressure injuries can be, what the signs are, and what you can do to prevent them.

What Are the Four Stages of Pressure Ulcers?

Published on Nov 3, 2023 at 6:23 pm in Bed Sore.

What Are the Four Stages of Pressure Ulcers
In the United States, more than 2.5 million people develop pressure ulcers each year. You are at greater risk for pressure injuries if you have chronic incontinence, medical conditions that affect blood flow, memory problems, or overall immobility issues. As with a lot of potentially serious illnesses, pressure ulcers have different stages or levels of severity but can usually be managed with proper care.

Pressure ulcers are a bigger risk for elderly or immobile people who might be living in a nursing home or long-term care facility. If you or someone you know has developed pressure ulcers due to neglect in a nursing home, our expert legal team at McMath Woods P.A. is here to help.

6 McMath Woods Attorneys Listed in Arkansas Money & Politics’ 2023 Legal Elite

Published on Oct 27, 2023 at 6:55 pm in Firm News.

A few days ago, Arkansas Money & Politics (AMP) published the results of a poll of its readers in which they asked for recommendations for the best lawyers in our state. There were no restrictions placed on the attorneys’ practice specialties. The publication’s only goal was to find the best-in-class attorneys to add to its AMP 2023 Legal Elite list. We’re proud to announce that six members of our McMath Woods, P.A. legal team are on the list.

Lawyers recognized on the 2023 Legal Elite List include:

  • Will Bond
  • Neil Chamberlin
  • Charles Harrison
  • Sarah C. Jewell
  • Samuel E. Ledbetter
  • James Bruce McMath

What Are the First Signs of a Pressure Sore?

Published on Oct 27, 2023 at 6:44 pm in Bed Sore.

What Are the First Signs of a Pressure Sore
Pressure sores, commonly called bedsores or, more recently, pressure injuries, usually happen to people who are bedridden, mostly immobile, unconscious, in a coma, or possibly just unable to sense pain. If pressure sores are left untreated, they can result in serious, irreparable damage to your skin and muscles, which usually requires extensive surgery, hospital stays, and ongoing treatment of the affected areas.

We’ll explain what pressure sores are, what causes them, and most importantly, how to recognize the signs or symptoms of pressure sores before too much damage happens to your body. If you or a loved one has suffered due to pressure sores, our experienced team of Little Rock pressure injury lawyers is here to help.

The Arkansas Lawyer Publishes Article by Charles Harrison from McMath Woods P.A.

Published on Oct 19, 2023 at 3:33 pm in Firm News.

The May 3, 2023 issue of The Arkansas Lawyer features an article from McMath Woods P.A. partner Charles Harrison. In the article, Harrison regales when he was working as a law clerk for United States District Judge Elsijane Trimble Roy. He brings up the infrequent connection between law and music and how the use of song lyrics and musical references has been used to emphasize legal points in past cases.

Harrison writes that in his research for a 1994 case he was working on, he read details about another case, Fogerty v. Fantasy Inc., from 1985. In that case, John Fogerty, the singer and songwriter of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, petitioned against his old band’s record label about a song he’d written after the band had broken up.

How Hospitals Can Improve Patient Safety

Published on Oct 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm in Medical Malpractice.

How Hospitals Can Improve Patient Safety
There were at least 131 million visits to emergency rooms in the U.S. in 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 18 million of the aforementioned patients ended up being admitted to the hospital that same year. While many patients don’t face any challenges when treated in hospitals, some do. Below, we’ll highlight how hospitals can improve patient safety to ensure that patients don’t experience any health setbacks or die while there.

7 Common Types of Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:18 pm in Tractor Trailer.

7 Common Types of Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents
Vehicle accidents of any kind can be traumatic and damaging to everyone involved, physically, emotionally, and financially. Roads can be dangerous, and roads filled with a lot of large trucks like 18-wheelers can be even more dangerous.

As motorists, we’re always paying attention to our surroundings, and we try to drive as safely as possible, but sometimes accidents still happen. If you or someone you know has been in an accident with a semi or other large truck in Little Rock or surrounding areas, you can pursue legal action, and McMath Woods, P.A. can help.

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