mass disaster

mass disaster

Medspeak
A man-made or natural disaster in which so many persons are injured that local emergency medical services are overwhelmed and/or destroyed.

Public health
An unanticipated and unexpected event of calamitous proportions that it causes widespread injury or death.

mass disaster

Public health A man-made or natural disaster in which so many persons are injured that local emergency medical services may be overwhelmed or destroyed. See Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, National Disaster Medical System.
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Currently, all cases of dental identification in the wake of a mass disaster have to be handled one by one by forensic experts.
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is recognized as a preeminent plaintiffs' mass disaster law firm which has represented thousands of victims in commercial transportation accidents and pharmaceutical personal injury and wrongful death cases across the United States and worldwide.
com/research/f06dea/integration_of_psy) has announced the addition of the "Integration of Psychological First Aid into Mass Disaster Response Audio Conference CD-Rom" report to their offering.
North Shore-LIJ's Patient Safety Institute also will provide mass disaster training for hospital and emergency medical workers, which would include managing casualties from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive and natural disasters.
Greene Broillet & Wheeler is a personal injury law firm and noted for its experience in handling mass disaster litigation.
The genetic information obtained can then be used in criminal, missing persons and mass disaster cases.
5 billion Dalkon Shield and $16 billion Fen-Phen settlements & authored articles on mass disaster litigation in Trial & The National Law Journal.
Maloney has represented clients and secured multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in many high profile mass disaster cases arising from domestic and foreign air crashes, including the Egypt Air Flight 990 crash off Nantucket; the American Airlines 1420 crash at Little Rock; the Executive Airline BA Jetstream crash near Wilkes-Barre, PA; the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie bombing litigation against Libya; the Air Midwest/USAir Flt.
It is also being considered for mass disaster scenarios where the availability of physicians is likely to be limited and the need for vascular access in many patients simultaneously significant.
The other award of almost $250,000 will provide funding to analyze new methods of testing DNA that may provide more conclusive results in mass disaster identification.
military, the LSTAT patient care platform has direct applications to hospital overcrowding, homeland security and mass disaster scenarios, as well.