Articles Tagged with injuries

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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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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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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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At this time of year, muggings and theft are more common. Many people are heading out to complete their holiday shopping and this means some perpetrators are targeting those people who may be walking around with larger amounts of cash or with expensive purchases. Property owners are expected to take steps to keep shoppers and visitors safe at this time of year and if they fail to do so they may be subject to a premises liability claim in Homestead or their community.

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Since online sales and retail sales are also skyrocketing at this time of year, some fraudsters target buyers electronically, meaning identity theft is also a concern at this time of year. Business owners are expected to take reasonable steps — such as encrypting their websites and training employees — to prevent identity theft.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stay safer:

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Many South Florida police departments have issued safety tips about PokemonGo, the popular game which allows players to play interactively and “in the real world” by using phones and other mobile devices. The popularity of the game has led to a number of car accidents and other injuries across the country and around the world.

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If you’re playing the game, there are several things you can do to stay safe:

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Mold contamination and exposure can occur in homes, workplaces, or other environments. Usually, mold occurs due to incorrect installation, poor property maintenance, or excessive moisture. Mold is always preventable, so if you have been exposed to this toxin, it’s important to investigate. You may also want to contact a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your area to find out whether you have a legal claim. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim and can guide you through the right steps to secure your claim.

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A mold contamination claim in Homestead or your community can happen in a few scenarios. It may occur if you rent a home and your landlord or property manager is potentially liable for not properly maintaining the building. If you have purchased a home, you may have a claim against the previous seller if they knew about mold contamination problems but did not inform you. If you have recently renovated your home and mold contamination occurred afterwards due to negligent work which allowed the mold to grow, you may have a claim against the contractor or renovation company.

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Beauty salons, nail salons, and day spas in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, and other South Florida cities are plentiful and these businesses are designed to help customers feel beautiful and pampered. As part of a highly competitive business, these companies often offer a range of services, and over the years some of these services have become increasingly sophisticated. Some offer treatments, such as microdermabrasion, once reserved for doctors.

Tens of millions of women in South Florida visit salons and day spas each day and most leave with a new look. Unfortunately, each year some customers of these establishments are seriously injured. If you have been injured at a day spa or through any beauty treatment service, get legal advice about your situation. You may have a personal injury claim in Hollywood or your South Florida community.

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Radon is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless radioactive gas that’s virtually impossible to detect without a specific test. It occurs naturally when construction materials, soil, and rock decay. Radon exists in many homes and apartment buildings, and even though residents may not know about it.

What is most worrying is that while you can’t see radon, it can cause devastating damage, even causing lung cancer in some cases. In fact, research suggests radon causes 21,000 fatalities linked to lung cancer every year across the country.

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If you decide to file a personal injury claim in Hollywood or southern Florida after a car accident, medical malpractice situation, workplace injury, or any type of incident, your attorney may decide to pursue economic damages and non-economic damages on your behalf. In a lawsuit, economic damages cover the costs you have to face that come with a clear price tag. Economic damages cover things such as:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Transportation costs
  • Property damage expenses
  • Repair bills related to your accident

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Cases of Salmonella, Listeria, botulism, norovirus, E. coli, and other foodborne illness outbreaks occur in Hollywood, Miami, and across Florida each year. You may be trying to make all the right decisions about the healthful foods you eat, but poorly stored, prepared, or served foods can injure you.

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In some cases, foodborne illnesses results only in mild digestive upset and maybe a few hours of discomfort. In other cases, however, the illness can be life-changing. Botulism, for example, can easily become deadly or can lead to extensive paralysis, leaving the victim in an assisted-living facility.

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