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At this time of year, when many children in Hollywood and South Florida are heading back to school, many student athletes are also looking forward to a new season of their favorite sports. If you have a young athlete in your family, you may be concerned about sports injuries. Sports injuries in Hollywood schools and youth sports programs can include sprains, concussions, fractures, torn ligaments, dislocations, and other injuries.

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No one wants to see a promising athletic career or love of a sport sidelined by injury.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child athlete avoid injury:

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Misdiagnosis is a serious concern in Hollywood and across South Florida. When a medical professional misses the signs of a serious illness, patients may not get the treatment they need. Medical malpractice cases in South Florida can also occur when incorrect treatment is given. If the wrong site is operated on or if you are given treatment intended for another patient or another illness you don’t have, you may have a claim.

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Overdiagnosis and overtreatment get far less attention, but they are also causes of concern. Overdiagnosis and overtreatment refer to exceedingly vigorous diagnosis and unneeded treatment, which can lead to injury and complications. For example, if a patient has a small thyroid tumor and they are subjected to radiation or chemo when the tumor is benign or unlikely to cause averse effects, the patient may suffer serious complications or injury as a result of the treatment, even though the treatment may not be needed.

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If you are travelling in Miami, Hollywood, or anywhere in southern Florida, of course you want to have a stress-free and wonderful vacation, one you remember for many years to come. The last thing you want is to remember your vacation as a painful experience. Taking a few steps before you travel can help you avoid travel injuries while on vacation.

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Before traveling, reduce your risk of injury by:

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Hotels in Hollywood, Miami, and South Florida promise a comfortable and safe stay for guests. When hotels are negligent in providing safety measures, however, you may sustain injury during your stay. Common hotel injuries and damages can include slip and fall accidents, thefts or attacks, exposure to pests, and other hazards.

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Hotels can reduce these dangers by using cameras and security guards, screening staff carefully, maintaining locks and other hotel features, keeping areas well-lit, having 24/7 staff on duty, controlling infestations of pests, and training staff properly. If hotels fail to take these and other reasonable steps to keep guests safe, they can be held liable for any injuries guest sustain as a result of the negligence.

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If, like millions of people, you are travelling to South Florida, you may be expecting nothing more than wonderful memories, delicious food, endless beaches, crashing waves, and a terrific holiday. Certainly, that is what most visitors to Hollywood, Miami, and South Florida enjoy. However, if you are injured on vacation, there are a few things you need to know.

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In fact, vacation injuries at any tourist destination are more common than many travelers realize. Hotel injuries can occur due to slip and fall accidents, cruise ships can be the site of near-drownings, overboard incidents, or criminal activity. Whether you are taking a taxi, plane, bus, rental car, or any method of transportation, you may find yourself in a traffic accident. Even if you’re driving, unfamiliar signs and traffic conditions can mean you are at risk of a car accident in Hollywood or your Florida destination.

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Seeing Miami, Hollywood, and the rest of South Florida from the air is a wonderful experience. There are helicopter tours the area as well as helicopter lessons you can find if you want to learn to fly yourself. In addition, helicopters can be used for medical transport or sometimes even for commutes or for getting from one airport to another.

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While most helicopter rides end with nothing but memories, helicopter injuries can occur in Hollywood and across South Florida. They tend to be serious of life-threatening injuries, because of the heights involved and size of helicopters. Helicopter injuries can include spinal cord injuries, paralysis, fractures, quadriplegia, amputations, head injuries, fatalities, and more.

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Whether you have been in a traffic collision, have suffered a work injury at your Hollywood job, or have sustained any other serious injury which requires you to stay at your South Florida home to recover, keep in mind that the days and weeks following your injury are important. If you take risks during your recovery, you could end up facing complications and even re-injury.

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To stay safe as you recover, make sure that you:

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The gym is a great place to work out, get in shape, and enjoy the health benefits of exercise. Many gyms in Hollywood and South Florida are very safe, but serious injuries can and do happen at these establishments. Gyms can result in Hollywood premises liability claims if a gym owner is negligent in maintaining a safe space and visitors slip and fall, get injured by faulty exercise equipment, or suffer other injuries.

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If you want to get in shape, there are several things you can do to stay safe at the gym:

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Pools are a great way to enjoy some recreation and get low-impact exercise. If you don’t have your own pool in your Hollywood or South Florida home, you may be able to use a public pool. Public pools in recreation centers, condo buildings and other public spaces, however, come with their own risks.

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Here’s how to avoid injuries when using Hollywood and South Florida public pools this summer:

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Those who take care of the elderly in homes or Hollywood and South Florida nursing homes can face a number of risks and injuries. At-home caregivers need support and need to be aware of the risks of their job. Those risks include:

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