If someone waits a few days before seeing a doctor they usually suggest the person couldn’t be “that hurt” since they didn’t need medical attention right away.
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Naturally, it is not always possible to prevent these types of injuries. Yet, your loved ones should be cared for and assisted at all times to minimize the likelihood of a fall and fracture.
Some of these complications can have serious consequences, such as loss of use of a limb or even amputation, which some patients will elect in order to relieve the pain of compartment syndrome.
Apart from the nature and extent of the injury, there are four critical factors that can affect the award of compensation in an insurance settlement.
The odds of a poor outcome at trial lead many medical malpractice victims to settle their case outside of litigation. With an experienced, aggressive medical malpractice attorney, injured patients can receive a fair settlement offer which justly compensated them for their losses.
Anxiety and depression are not the only psychiatric conditions which can appear after a brain injury. Other problems may arise in the days, weeks, months and years after the accident.
But it’s definitely a legitimate injury. So even though some people have a negative perception of whiplash injuries, don’t let that make you feel ashamed or guilty if you’ve truly experienced whiplash from a car accident.
Because children develop at different rates and every child has a different genetic makeup, how a particular injury will manifest in your child cannot always be determined, nor can many injuries be fully diagnosed until the child is a few years old.
NICA is a statutory organization that manages the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan (“Plan”). The Plan is a no-fault compensation program designed to compensate infants who suffered catastrophic injuries during the birth process.
Insurance companies almost always try to suggest a herniated disc was caused by something other than the car accident. If the MRI results show the presence of degenerative disc disease they will try to argue the injury was pre-existing.
Medical malpractice – or medical negligence – may be committed by many different types of healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, administrators, and other health providers who care for patients on a daily basis.
Although many common maternal delivery injuries stem from undiagnosed illnesses during pregnancy—such as pre-eclampsia, diabetes, and infection—physician negligence during delivery can have serious consequences for both mom and baby.
In a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s actions caused those injuries. Establishing causation is one of the most challenging parts of a legal case when a brain injury is at issue.
Car accidents, and the force that goes along with them, can be seriously damaging to the neck and back. These areas of the body are both crucial to bodily function, yet sensitive to sudden movement and force.
Statistically, the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are car accidents, motorcycle accidents, (particularly where the injured plaintiff is not wearing a helmet), boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, sledding accidents, skiing accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and sports-related accidents – especially those involving contact sports, such as football or basketball.
However, just because your loved one underwent a high-risk procedure that ultimately resulted in his or her death, does not excuse a surgeon, surgical team, or medical facility from medical malpractice and wrongful death liability.
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