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wrongful death lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury claim that is made when a person is killed as a result of another party’s negligence or intentional act. A lawsuit is meant to help the grieving family cope with…

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healthcare-associated infections

While hospitals and other medical care facilities have made progress in decreasing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that occur on their watch, there is still more work to be done. Every day, approximately one in 25 hospital patients has…

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catastophic injury

A catastrophic injury typically happens in an unexpected accident and leaves the victim with permanent or long-term consequences involving the spine, spinal cord, back or brain. Many people associate spinal cord injuries that cause paraplegia and quadriplegia with catastrophic injuries…

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Traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes injuries ranging from mild and temporary to severe and permanent. Some injuries affect cognitive ability, mental health and communication while others affect sensory and motor skills. The damage caused by TBI can be absolutely devastating….

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traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause a whole range of temporary and lifelong health issues. According to United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50,000 people die and an additional 85,000 people suffer long-term disabilities from TBI every…

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catastrophic injury

No one expects to have their quality of life or earning potential limited by a serious accident or catastrophic injury and yet thousands of people are affected by car accidents, slip and fall and other accidents every year that lead…

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Traumatic brain injury

Congressional hearings in 2009 revealed that the NFL had covered up the link between concussion and mental illness (traumatic brain injuries). This was immediately followed by the league’s admission that concussions can lead to “long-term problems.” Recent backlash against youth…

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prescription drug errors

According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), prescription drug errors are the direct cause of at least 1.3 million injuries every year in the United States. These injuries cost the medical system $3.5 billion in extra medical costs annually. A…

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surgical error

Every year more than 4,000 people who undergo surgery are injured from a surgical error; preventable mistakes called “never events.” A study released on WebMD, looked at malpractice claim information for surgical “never events” from the National Practitioner Data Bank…

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medical malpractice

When the elderly reach a stage where they need help to handle the daily tasks of taking care of themselves, many people turn to a nursing home for support. In some cases, the elderly person is unable to make the…

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