Articles Tagged with injuries

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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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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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Sustaining a brain injury can be a devastating experience, whether your injury is the result of a car accident, workplace accident or other situation in Hollywood or South Florida. Researchers have been learning more about brain injuries and over the past several years it is becoming apparent that brain trauma has more far-reaching outcomes than was previously realized.

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New research from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern, for example, has suggested traumatic brain injuries can increase the risk of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found a possible correlation between brain injury and early Alzheimer’s by conducting autopsies on patients. According to the more than 2,100 autopsies conducted, those patients who suffered traumatic brain injuries severe enough to lose consciousness for more than five minutes tended to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about two and a half years earlier when compared with non-injured counterparts.

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Children are at risk of pedestrian accidents when walking around, even when they are with parents. Kids are hard to truck drivers to see from a cab and since young children are still learning the ins and outs of traffic rules, they can make mistakes which can lead to traffic collisions in Hollywood and other communities.

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If you want to keep your child safe from truck accidents, there are a few things you can do:

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If you have suffered a fire in your home, an injury on your property or have been injured in a car accident, you may need to deal with your insurance carrier. This can be daunting for most people, especially those who don’t have a background in insurance law, which is quite complex.

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When you are paying for insurance or trying to sign up with a new insurance company, an insurance agent may be very helpful. However, once you need to make a claim, the process may change. Keep in mind that insurance companies make money by taking your premiums every month and by paying out to the least amount possible. The larger the profit margins, the happier their shareholders are and ultimately insurance companies are beholden to their shareholders. Continue reading →

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There may types of truck accident injuries in Hollywood and across South Florida. One of the common types of injuries resulting from this type of traffic crash involves trapped passengers or crushing injuries. Both are devastating and can easily lead to fatalities, amputations and serious injury.

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Crushing Injuries

Crushing injuries occur when the force of a truck collision causes crumple zones in a vehicle to collapse or causes them to be compromised. For example, if a truck T-bones a passenger car, the force of the truck can push through the side doors and windows, effectively crushing passengers against the interior of the vehicle. This can cause significant internal injuries and crushing injuries as bones, ligaments, muscles and other tissues are crushed and sometimes damaged beyond repair. Crushing injuries can lead to fatalities if they affect a major organ or body system. When the limbs are affected by crushing injuries, amputation may be the only way to save the victim’s life.

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At this time of year, many Hollywood and South Florida residents head to the gym in order to work out and get fit. If one of your resolutions is getting healthy, you may be exercising more often. Unfortunately, a more rigorous exercise schedule, especially if you’re not ready for it, can mean sports injuries or gym injuries.

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To prevent injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures and overuse injuries, make sure to use these tips:

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Truck accidents often cause devastating injuries for occupants of passenger cars involved in the crash. While truck drivers are well away from the impact of the crash in their cabs, passenger car drivers and passengers are not so lucky. In many cases, these types of accidents result in serious and life-threatening injuries to the passenger car occupants.

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Spinal cord injuries in Hollywood and across South Florida are often caused by truck and traffic accidents. In some cases, these injuries are permanent and result in loss of income, inability to work, life in an assisted living facility and more. People with a significant and permanent spinal cord injury may not be able to take care of themselves and may even need to be on life support if their paralysis extends into their abdominal area. Life expectancy for significant spinal cord injury survivors may be lower and these patients may be more susceptible to infections, pneumonia and other serious complications.

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Being in a truck accident is frightening enough, and having to deal with insurance after you have been injured or suffered car damage can be frustrating and upsetting. Insurance companies often make big promises when you are signing up for their services and paying the premiums. However, when it comes time to file a claim you may have a hard time getting the insurance amount than you think you deserve.

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It’s not your imagination: insurance companies make money by collecting insurance premiums and by not paying out the full amount possible in every claim. Insurance companies have a vested financial interest in resolving claims quickly and inexpensively.

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Being in a truck crash in Hollywood or your community is terrifying. Not only can you sustain serious and even life-threatening injuries such as brain trauma, back injuries, lacerations, and more, but the emotional upset of the collision can stay with you for some time. In addition, you may find the financial impact of a trucking accident lasts a long time.

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Any Hollywood truck accident attorney knows the financial impact a truck crash can have. The costs of surgery, emergency room visits, medical care, lost income, car repair bills, and other costs can quickly add up. Survivors of these types of crashes sometimes are surprised by all the costs of a crash. From buying  a neck brace to paying for taxis from the hospital to paying to replace a damaged cell phone to paying to have a bathroom grab bar installed, there are many expenses involved if you have been injured.

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