Posts Tagged ‘injuries’

What is Mental Anguish in Personal Injury Law?

What is Mental Anguish in Personal Injury Law?

Mental anguish is just as serious as physical injuries! When accident results in a physical injury to the victim, the first step to recovery is medical stabilization. Medically stabilizing the victim after a serious car, motorcycle, or other accident should be top priority. The medical side is the focus until the patient is well enough to transition home from the hospital. Once a victim is stable medically, it becomes easy to paint the picture of quality of life. However, this is a common mistake.

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CRPS and Medical Malpractice: What’s the Link?

CRPS and Medical Malpractice: What's the Link?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome  affects every victim who suffers from it differently. Although no less painfully. Doctors estimate that 90% of those with a diagnosis of CRPS suffer from Type I (without visualized nerve injury). The remaining 10% of victims of this suicide-inducing disease suffer from Type II (with a determinable nerve injury).

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What Type of Spine Injuries Delay Recovery?

What Type of Spine Injuries Delay Recovery?

What type of spine injuries are delaying victims’ recovery after an accident? After an accident that causes severe injuries, life gets put on hold. Lost wages, job loss, and isolation from family and friends are common occurrences. After recovering from most injuries, a victim should be able to return to daily life after a short healing period.

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How Does Amputation Affect Quality of Life?

When something as drastic as an amputation occurs after an accident, a victim may feel that their life has changed for the worst. They may also experience any number of setbacks physically. These setbacks are not linear, and can occur at any time during recovery. The impact of losing a limb can also occur mentally. Victims may feel at peace at one moment, but suffer horrific flashbacks to the accident or the operating room the next. This is the nature of what’s known as “medical PTSD” and often occurs alongside amputation injuries.

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Why is Diagnostic Imaging Important After an Accident?

Why is Diagnostic Imaging Important After an Accident?

To determine what’s best for the client’s recovery, diagnostic imaging is often the first tool utilized in a patient’s treatment plan. The extent of the injury needs to be determined before a plan of action is enacted for their care. In this Shaked Law Resource article we’ll provide the information needed to understand the different types of diagnostic imaging used for specific injuries.

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The Mental Anguish of Disfigurement After Trauma

The Mental Anguish of Disfigurement After Trauma

After a traumatic accident in which a person falls victim to disfigurement, many fall prey to the mental anguish that follows. When an injured victim undergoes physical changes due to an accident for which they were not at-fault, the mental pain they must endure throughout their recovery, and often for the rest of their lives, cannot have a dollar amount placed upon it. However, they are entitled to compensation regardless, and should receive the maximum amount allowed by law.

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What is Economic Recovery, and How is it Achieved?

Economic recovery is something many victims are unaware they’re entitled to before seeking legal representation after an accident.

Economic recovery is something many victims are unaware they’re entitled to before seeking legal representation after an accident. After suffering trauma due to an accident, malpractice, or injury victims must seek expert legal advice as quickly as possible once they’ve sought to stabilize anything life-threatening on the medical side.

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Burn Injuries Are Preventable With Proper Fire Safety

Burn Injuries Are Preventable With Proper Fire Safety

Parents should take the time to teach children the specifics of fire safety and schools should be educating students of appropriate ages by employing fire safety courses in conjunction with local fire stations in the classroom. There are endless ways to reduce the risk of severe burn injuries starting with informing oneself on what to do in the event of a fire. This article provides readers with the most important tips to be familiar with when it comes to preventing burn injuries.

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Herniated Disk, Back, and Spine Injuries Explained

Within this Shaked Law Resource article we'll provide the information needed to fully understand the painful reality of herniated disks and several other back and spine injuries

A painful injury that’s less frequently discussed, but causes a great deal of pain for those affected (either due to accident, medical malpractice, or trauma), is what’s known as a herniated disk injury. Within this Shaked Law Resource article we’ll provide the information you need to fully understand the painful reality of herniated disks and several other back and spine injuries, as well as the lengths an accident victim may have to go to achieve pain relief.

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Fireworks Displays Pose a Safety Risk, Here’s How to Stay Safe

The upcoming 4th of July holiday brings families from all over the country together to celebrate America. Aside from food, the number one activity families participate in together is watching firework displays. These intricate displays are meant to celebrate our Independence Day in a big and extravagant way. While firework shows are a can’t-miss summer event, it’s important to educate yourself and your family on firework-safety, should you choose to put on your own firework show for friends and family.

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Physical Pain Post Accident Can Delay Recovery

Physical Pain Post Accident Can Delay Recovery

Physical pain post accident can be severe and permanent if not treated properly. Permanent pain can cost a victim their Quality of Life as well as financially in the form of lost wages should the accident render them unable to return to work quickly, and in some cases, at all.

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Diagnostic Imaging is an Important Tool After Any Accident, But Which One is Right?

Diagnostic Imaging is an Important Tool After Any Accident, But Which One is Right?

To determine what’s best for the client’s recovery, diagnostic imaging is often the first tool utilized in a patient’s treatment plan. The extent of the injury needs to be determined before a plan of action is enacted for their care. In this Shaked Law Resource article we’ll provide the information needed to understand the different types of diagnostic imaging used for specific injuries.

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Pain and Suffering Unfairly Costs Victims Financially As Much As Physically

Put the average American’s healthcare costs up against the victim of an accident: health insurance that can cover the cost of injuries sustained as a result of an accident can put the victim in financial ruin, even if they were at one time financially stable and able to afford their “healthy person” premium. The bottom line is that accidents are expensive, and it should not fall on the shoulders of the person injured by the negligence of another to foot the bill.

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