Christa R. Haggai, Attorney-at-Law
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Preventable medical errors are the nation's third leading cause of death, killing up to 440,000 Americans every year. You can make a difference on Election Day by voting YES on Prop 46. It will save lives by:
• Drug and alcohol testing doctors just like airline pilots, bus drivers, and other public safety professions.
• Requiring doctors to check an existing state database to crack down on prescription drug abuse.
• Providing access to justice for medical negligence by adjusting the cap on pain and suffering to account for four decades of inflation.
The insurance industry has vowed to spend over $60 million to defeat Prop 46. We are on the side of the patients, not the insurance companies.
The pelvis is a ring-like structure of bones, which consists of three bones (1) the ilium; (2) the ischium; and (3) the pubis. Pelvic fractures are common injuries in automobile versus pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle or slip and fall accidents. These injuries can be extremely painful and recovery can take a while, significantly impacting the patient’s life.
Symptoms for a pelvic fracture may include:
Stable fractures may not require surgery. These fractures require that the patient use crutches or a walker, and will not be able to put all of their weight on their legs while walking. Pelvic fractures that result from high-energy trauma, such as car accidents, are often life-threatening injuries because of the extensive bleeding. In these cases, doctors may use an external fixator to stabilize the pelvic area. This device has long screws that are inserted into the bones on each side and connected to a frame outside the body. These high-energy fractures may have significant complications, including severe bleeding, internal organ damage, and infection.
Christa R. Haggai