Mistakes happen to all of us, but when doctors make mistakes during labor, the consequences for your family can last forever. Cerebral palsy will very likely require lifelong medical and social interventions for your child.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 750,000 people in the United States pick up an infection when receiving medical care, and about 10 percent of them die as a result.
For this reason, it’s important to realize who the recommended attorneys are and how their relationship with 411-PAIN works. And although the following information doesn’t apply to every attorney who works with the referral service, a lot of these are commonalities that are regularly stated in complaints from former clients of 411-PAIN.
Our client was already on disability for low back injuries that required her to undergo lumbar spine surgery. The wreck at issue aggravated her low back condition and injured her neck. In fact, she first complained of neck pain at the emergency room.
Most patients who have suffered a severe TBI will suffer from memory problems – sometimes for the rest of their lives. This can include the loss of specific past memories and the partial inability to store or experience new memories.
Quite simply, the spine was not designed to handle the forces that modern machines are capable of exerting on these sensitive structures.
It really bothers me when an adjuster says a client “only” sustained soft tissue injuries. Although these types of injuries usually heal, they still can require months of physical therapy to recover from.
Damages are generally awarded in this type of litigation to cover the plaintiff's medical expenses, lost income and property damage, but car accident victims may also seek compensation for emotional or psychological injuries such as mental anguish or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Because PTSD is a legitimate disorder that can be brought on by a traumatic car accident, it is considered an “injury” for purposes of personal injury litigation in Florida, and you can seek compensation.
For Florida construction workers, both closed and open brain injuries are common depending on the nature of the accident. Objects falling from high levels, even lighter objects such as wood splinters, can cause much greater damage than if those items fell from close range.
The questions about Chiari Malformations surround whether they are causally related to head or neck trauma. The consensus is that trauma, even minor head trauma or whiplash, can cause aggravation, or even the onset of painful symptoms associated with a Chiari Malformation.
It is always wise to seek medical treatment immediately following even a seemingly minor accident, and an emergency room is the best choice if you are experiencing any head or abdominal pain.
Memory loss is a common consequence of a brain injury, leaving the injured individual with impaired abilities to recall information or retain information for later.
The relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a variety of health conditions depend on the type and severity of injury. However, TBI is a chronic health condition which has long-term effects on the overall health for some individuals.
You were involved in a motorcycle accident, so you may consider yourself fortunate to only have soft-tissue injuries. Yes, your accident could have been much worse, but that's not the point.
According to the Mayo Clinic, car accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries2 and account for 35 percent of spinal cord injuries on an annual basis. Car accidents victims are prone to spinal cord injuries because collisions can often cause severe trauma to the body and damage the spinal cord.
Car accidents, slip-and-falls, or work hazards create the perfect conditions for these injuries to occur; and we are all susceptible. When these injuries occur, the result can be severe pain, financial hardship, and mounting medical bills.
Unfortunately, these injury types are some of the most common types of harm resulting from preventable accidents. Consider the most common causes of neck and back injuries listed below, and what to do if you suffer this injury type.
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