Category: Catastrophic Injuries
August 6, 2018 /
What Does “Loss of Consortium” Mean?

In a personal injury case, most of the damage claims are based on the injuries and suffering of the accident victim; but some damages are based on the suffering of loved ones. One of these types of damages is called loss of consortium. You may have heard the phrase and wondered about it. Generally, loss of consortium is intended to compensate the victim’s loved ones for the repercussions that the victim’s injuries or death have caused. Spe...

June 11, 2018 /
Most Common Killers

Although you might not want to think about it, we all die sooner or later. Approximately 2.6 million of us passed away in the U.S. during 2014, according to the CDC. But do you know what the odds are for the most likely causes of death? We have some 2016 statistics, courtesy of the National Safety Council (NSC), that detail the most likely ways we are to die in the United States. Keep in mind that the odds listed below apply to our entire popu...

April 5, 2018 /
Preventing Catastrophic Injuries in Youth Sports

Play Hard, but Play Safely If you have kids, it's likely that you spend time sitting on bleachers, watching them play and cheering them on. Sports are undeniably good for kids—for their bodies, their minds, and their overall social development. Athletics are one way to battle our modern society’s increasing tendency to spend time lounging in front of a screen. However, growing children are especially vulnerable to injury, more so than adu...

January 26, 2018 /
Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures

Injuries to the spinal cord are not terribly rare or unusual; they occur at an average rate of approximately 48 per day in the U.S., or 17,500 per year. (This figure does not count those who do not survive the accident that causes the SCI.) Many types of accidents can produce spinal cord injuries (SCIs). The top cause of SCIs is vehicular crashes; often, collisions result from negligent behaviors such as DUI or distraction. If negligence on the p...

November 28, 2017 /
110 Out of 111 Brains

Are you wondering what the title of this blog post means? It refers to a study done in which the brains of 111 former National Football League players were examined; the New York Times reported the results in late July, 2017. Of the 111 brains studied posthumously at the request of family members, 110 of them were found to have signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE. What is CTE? Anyone who experiences repeated blows to th...

March 7, 2017 /
New Burn Treatments Make the News

If you end up suffering from a nasty burn at some point, you might be glad to know that burn treatments have undergone some recent advances. These new therapies include temporary dressings, ointments, new kinds of grafts, and something called a SkinGun. Facts about Burns Most burns happen at home, and cooking is the biggest cause of fires in the home, followed by heating sources such as space heaters and wood stoves. But something you might not k...

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