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Tips from a Brain Injury Attorney on How to Recognize TBI

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Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is brain dysfunction caused by an outside force. Nearly 1.7 million people suffer from a TBI each year resulting in 52,000 deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crashes account for most TBI-related deaths in those 5–14 years old and almost half in those 15–24 years old. Though symptoms from a TBI can manifest immediately after an injury, sometimes they will not occur until weeks later. Therefore, here are some tips on how to recognize TBI from a traumatic brain injury attorney. Those that suffer from mild traumatic brain injury may exhibit signs of: short-term loss of consciousness confusion headache,...

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When to Consult with NY Medical Malpractice Law Firm

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How do you know if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice? And how do you know if it’s time to find a personal injury lawyer and launch a lawsuit? The answer isn’t as simple as it might initially appear. After all, people who go to the doctor are already sick or injured. How do you demonstrate that your failure to get the results you expected proves that the doctor was negligent or incompetent? In general, medical malpractice can be defined as occurring when a doctor or other practitioner harms his patient through incompetence or negligence. Although what constitutes medical malpractice is different...

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What should you do immediately following an automobile accident?

It happens in the blink of an eye. No one expects an automobile accident, but if it happens, it's important to know What you should do immediately following an automobile accident? If you are in a car accident where you feel you have been the victim, it's important to know how to protect yourself and receive any compensation that may be owed to you.  In this situation, most people do not think to record their observations. Take note of as many details as possible relating to the accident. Something as small as a skid mark on the ground or a person’s...

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Burn Injury Lawyers Examine the Facts on Burns

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The American Burn Association estimates that 486,000 people seek medical treatment for burns annually. Most burns occur in the home, are caused by a flame or scalding, and have a high survival rate at 96.8%. They are the most painful types of injury and cause disfigurement in severe cases. The Four Types of Burns Burns are categorized by the layers of skin affected: First degree burns. These affect the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of the skin. First degree burns cause redness and swelling of the skin. They take up to a week to heal and usually do not require hospitalization. Second degree...

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Types of Ceiling Collapse Accidents and Evidence to Give To Your Lawyer

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You may need a ceiling collapse accident lawyer when a ceiling collapses in a place where it's not your fault. While it may sound rare to be injured from a collapsing ceiling, it's not quite as rare as you think if you live in very old apartments or work in old buildings. What's the most common reason for this ceiling collapses? And what evidence should you give your personal injury lawyer if you discover that you have a serious injury due to a chunk of ceiling hitting you? Ceiling Collapses from Neglected Plumbing Issues When you live in a multi-story apartment that's...

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What Are The Four Warehouse Dangers At Work

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Warehouses are large buildings that store "things" such as raw materials, machine or device components, and finished goods for distribution to retailers. They often become busy and even frenetic places during peak demand periods of the year. This places a lot of pressure on their workers to move products rapidly explains one of New York work accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Unfortunately, some warehouse managers solve this by compromising safety as well as pushing their workers too hard and/or making them work long shifts. A warehouse full of rushed people on foot moving among racing forklifts through...

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Five Causes of Trench Accidents

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Trenches are a common sight in the construction industry and present several dangers. These include falls, cave-ins, dangerous fumes and gases, and worker vulnerability to falling loads from above. The greatest danger however, is a cave-in on the workers inside the trench. Here are five factors that cause cave-in trench accidents: Inadequate Protection Systems in Place A vertical wall of soil is generally unstable. Although it may initially hold up when the soil conditions are right, disturbances such as vibration or changes in the soil's moisture can cause the wall to collapse. To ensure worker safety, appropriate protection systems are required. Depending on...

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Most Recent Trial Court Verdicts for Spinal Discectomy

Verdicts for Spinal Discectomy

Most Recent Trial Court Discectomy Verdicts In New York City Recent verdicts involving the spinal discectomy surgical procedure confirm that many factors determine the ultimate outcome of a personal injury trial. The court venue, the type of case, liability, the attorneys, experts, the severity of the injury, and other elements all play a role.   #1 RESULT: $875,000 Fall on Waxed Floor. Bronx INJURIES: Avila was taken by ambulance to the emergency room, from the scene of the accident. She claimed cervical disc herniations at C4-5, C5-6, and C6-7, as well as a lumbar disc herniation at L5-S1. She underwent physical therapy to treat the injuries for...

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Degloving Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle and Workplace Accidents

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Although severe head trauma and broken bones cause extensive suffering after major auto and workplace accidents, “degloving” injuries can prove even more challenging. The most common types of these accidents shave or shear off the top layer of your skin. Imagine what happens to a human body as its partially jutting out of a vehicle during a rollover accident. The term “degloving” was coined since it makes you think of what you see when a person quickly removes latex gloves off their hands. Workers on assembly lines or managing large farm equipment can also experience devastating “degloving” injuries. While many of these...

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Medical Malpractice Attorneys Discuss How Mistakes in Med School Could Lead To Medical Malpractice Later

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According to a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study, the methods used to evaluate surgical students to make less surgical errors might not be comprehensive enough to deliver the best results explain New York City medical malpractice attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. Researchers tested the way future orthopedic surgeons are graded to check for shortcomings in measuring motor skills. The report published in the Journal of Surgical Education says that training students requires more than ensuring that they practice skills as assessing quality and tracking errors are also needed. Formal training for improving mistakes is crucial to ensure...

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