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The Tide Pod Challenge: Why Are Teens Eating Detergent?

detergent products.pngTeens are placing their health in jeopardy by ingesting toxic laundry detergent pacs in the Tide Pod Challenge as social media spreads the message that "all the cool people are doing it." This trend can cause chemical burns, central nervous system reactions and other serious personal injuries that could result in wrongful deaths.

Is Your Heater Safe?

heater.jpgPoorly designed or improperly maintained space heaters and furnaces can pose a serious risk of explosions and fires. Space heaters alone are responsible for more than 25,000 fires and approximately 300 deaths every year. The majority of these fires and fatalities are preventable through care and proper usage.

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Determined?

chest pain.jpgThere are three ways that pain and suffering damages are calculated in a personal injury claim. Typically, the greater the injuries, the greater the amount of compensation an individual can pursue. Pain and suffering include both the physical and emotional trauma that injuries from burns, falls, or automobile accident in Illinois can cause.

What Are the Most Common Nursing Home Injuries?

When it comes to choosing a nursing home, assisted-living, or retirement home for your elderly parent, the more you learn about the facility the better. If you do not screen homes carefully, your loved one could find her or himself living in a place where the most basic of needs are not met. 

How Dangerous are Children's Toys?

bucky balls.pngChildren's toys can be anything but child's play and there are a number of toys that present significant health and safety risks. These risks can range from burns and cuts to broken bones and toxic exposures. In 2014, roughly 155,400 children under the age of 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by their toys. Approximately half of those injured were under the age of 4 years old.

Understanding Peripheral Nerve Injuries

nerve-cell.jpgThe peripheral nervous system is highly susceptible to injuries that can cause pain and diminish an individual's ability to perform even basic tasks. Peripheral nerve injuries can be permanent and have a significant impact on a victim's earning capacity and quality of life.

Study Analyzes Factors that Turn a Slip into a Fall

slip fall.pngThe factors that turn a slip into a fall are minuscule and can change in an instant. When a stumble turns into a fall it can mean that someone ends up in the hospital or has an embarrassing story that is shared later with friends and family. Preventing a stumble from turning into a fall depends as much on luck as it does on preparation. Falls can be deadly for the elderly and people with prior serious injuries. A study is examining the factors that convert a stumble into a fall to better understand how elder care facilities can be designed to mitigate these risks.

The Dangers of Vaping

In recent years, e-cigarettes (also known as vapes) have gained in popularity. The primary reason seems to be that they are perceived as being safer than regular cigarettes. Vaping also helps people avoid the odor of tobacco on clothes, furnishings and automobile interiors. In some cases, e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking altogether.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Evaluates a Claim

evaluation.jpgPersonal injury attorneys carefully evaluate all personal injury claims they come across to determine if they're viable cases. They can also determine what types of compensation that clients may be entitled to receive when going through the legal process. Here are several aspects to a claim that an injury attorney will evaluate.

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