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March 2020 Archives

Early Care For A Spinal Cord Injury Is Often Harrowing

pLowerBackXray_26479776_s-2.jpgSome individuals who are in motor vehicle wrecks suffer from spinal cord injuries. This is a serious situation that requires the person to seek emergency medical care. While this is necessary, it is often scary because there's a lot going on with a many medical professionals around. The person might be in pain, but that isn't going to be the priority at first.

Vaping Lung Injuries Hitting Chicago Hard

vape-3202608_1280.jpgE-cigarettes and other devices that facilitate vaping can cause permanent, irreversible damage to lung tissue. As of January 2020, a total of 2,602 hospitalizations and 52 fatalities associated with the use of e-cigarettes were recorded in the United States. Individuals who use these devices put themselves at considerable risk of injury and should cease using them immediately.

Medical Malpractice, How Long Do You Have to File

Thumbnail image for Dollarphotoclub_57318485.jpgThe statute of limitations in Illinois for filing a medical malpractice claim is two years from the date the injury was discovered, or should have been discovered by the individual. Failing to file a claim within this time period can result in the court dismissing the claim. However, there are exceptions and it's important to understand these before moving forward.

Head-On Collisions Leave Disability and Death in Their Wake

head-on-crash.pngHead-on collisions cause a disproprotate number of serious disabilities and wrongful deaths than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Accident speed, type of vehicle, seat belt usage, and other factors can influence the severity of the injuries passengers within the vehicle can suffer. The greater the speed, the smaller the vehicle, and failure to wear seat belts are common factors that can result in a fatality.

The Truth About Brain Injuries Sustained in a Crash

headache-4367062.jpgMotor vehicle accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries that can permanently alter the lives of survivors. While some healing can occur, the reality is that brain injuries often cause irreversible damage to memory functions, motor control, temperament, etc. These can affect the individual's ability to work, their relationships, and their quality of life.

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