Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • Long-Term Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

    || 29-Oct-2015

    When an individual suffers a spinal cord injury, it can be a traumatic experience. While the initial impact can be daunting enough, it is often the long-term effects that can impact the family the most. This isn’t just the physical damage, either; it is also the financial and emotional hardships that you and your family deal with after the injury. If you or someone you love suffers from a ...
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  • Cyclist Files Claim After Uber & Private Insurer Fail to Cover Accident

    || 27-Oct-2015

    In a case stemming from a July 2, 2015 accident, Lucas Root has filed a lawsuit against Uber and the driver who opened the vehicle door while Root was riding his bike. The action knocked Root to the ground and broke three of his teeth. The suit comes months after the fact. The driver was cited for the bicycle accident and two months after, the driver’s personal insurer declined to provide ...
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  • Dangers of Septic Shock

    || 26-Oct-2015

    Septic shock is the final stage of a condition called sepsis. Sepsis occurs when infections in the body are left untreated. This usually results in chills, weakness, and a high heart rate. When left unmonitored, sepsis turns into septic shock, which can be lethal. Septic shock is a preventable illness that can occur when hospitals and medical staff do not properly monitor infections or offer a ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

    || 22-Oct-2015

    Every year, millions of people sustain a traumatic brain injury. Of this number, thousands die. One of the leading causes of TBI (17%) is motor vehicle accidents. It is all too common for a negligent driver to cause an accident resulting in an injury and when this happens to the brain, the outcome can be devastating. An individual who suffers from a traumatic brain injury can be left to deal with ...
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  • Failure to Properly Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis

    || 20-Oct-2015

    Cystic fibrosis is a chronic and devastating disease that progressively gets worse as time goes on. It is an illness that primarily affects the lungs but can also have adverse effects on the livers, pancreas, and intestines. Because of a genetic defect, the body produces excessive amounts of mucus that can clog ducts and passages in the body. It causes problems with digestion and breathing and can ...
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  • Medication Errors

    || 16-Oct-2015

    It is estimated that one third of American adults take some form of prescription drug a day. It is very common for us to go to the doctor and be prescribed medication to treat whatever is ailing us. However, if not administered properly or if prescribed incorrectly, medication errors have the potential to cause lasting harm for patients. It is important that the doctor clearly prescribe the ...
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  • Uterine Rupture and Birth Injuries

    || 15-Oct-2015

    If you are pregnant and have had a C-section before, it is important to understand the possibility for a uterine rupture and the affects that it can have on you and your baby. While women who have never had a C-section are at less risk to suffer from uterine rupture, there are a small percentage of mothers who have had the procedure done before who are harmed by a tear in the uterus. A uterine ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries at Birth

    || 8-Oct-2015

    For many mothers, giving birth is the most amazing experience they will have. They are bringing a new life into the world. Unfortunately, these situations can be a bit more stressful when something goes wrong. Perhaps the baby has been deprived of oxygen or compressed in the birth canal for an extended period of time. This can lead to traumatic brain injuries at birth. There are symptoms that you ...
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