This month, the American Chronic Pain Association (A.C.P.A.), the American Cancer Society, and other organizations are working together to make people aware of chronic pain and the way it affects lives. About 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, which can affect their income, medical bills, and everyday life.
Your home is likely one of your biggest assets, but it is vulnerable to many kinds of damage, from pests to natural disaster and more. You likely pay premiums on homeowners insurance so that you’re covered in case anything goes wrong, but after serious damage you may have questions about your insurance policy, may wonder if there are other ways to get damaged covered, or may run into problems dealing with your insurance provider. These are just a few reasons why Miami-Dade County homeowners contact Flaxman Law Group after serious property damage.
In Aventura, Coral Gables, and other South Florida communities, serious storms and winds routinely blow in, causing serious damage, especially if properties are not built and renovated to code.
Common damages to homes can include fallen trees, broken windows, damaged siding, collapsed roofs, and more. Trailers and smaller buildings can be completely demolished. In addition to the personal injury which can occur with some damage, the aftermath can put properties at risk of mold, looting, and other problems and repairs are often lengthy and expensive. In some cases, the interior and personal belongings in your home can also be damaged. While homeowners’ insurance is meant to help property owners with repairs, it’s not always easy to get the money you deserve—and there may be other options available to you.
Mold is a general word used to describe many types of fungi. If you’ve seen black, damp patches or pink spots on the walls, ceilings, tiles, or windowsills of your home, you may have mold. You may also have mold if you notice peeling wallpaper, musty odors, and dampness in your home.
Mold can be a serious problem. It can cause illness and medical complications, including breathing difficulties, and can especially affect the elderly, children, and those with compromised immune systems. Mold can also cause property damage and can be costly to fix.
April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month and it is a good time to review amputations. This type of injury can affect an entire arm or leg or part of a finger or toe. Amputations are life-altering events, leading to potential mobility differences and even trauma.
Amputations can be caused by many factors:
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month and it’s a great time to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can be a life-altering or fatal injury to sustain. Many traumatic brain injuries occur due to blunt force trauma to the brain. When this happens, the brain shakes around inside the skull, which can cause bruising and bleeding to occur. In some cases, the brain swells due to the injury and because of the skull there is no place for the brain to go, causing pressure which can cause further damage to the brain tissue.
Brain injuries can also occur if a person’s brain is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time, as can occur with some birth injuries or with near-drownings. Injury can also occur if the skull is pierced and the tissue inside is directly impacted.
Research has shown that women are far more likely to be misdiagnosed when compared with men. Women are 50% more likely than men to be misdiagnosed if they have a heart attack and 30% more likely than men to be misdiagnosed after a stroke. In addition, conditions that affect women, such as fibroids or endometriosis, can take ten years or longer to accurately diagnose, even though these diseases affect one in ten women.
Doctors have an obligation to provide good care to all their patients, and that includes the half of patients that are women. When doctors do not take women’s care seriously and women suffer serious complications or fatalities, medical professionals can and should be held accountable.
We head to the gym to get healthier and stronger. We don’t expect to leave in worse health, but unfortunately Miami gym injuries do happen. Each year, people suffer sprains, fractures, soft tissue injuries, head injuries, spinal cord trauma, and other serious injuries in fitness facilities. Recovering from these injuries can be costly and time-consuming, disrupting income and lives. If your injuries were caused by the workout facility’s negligence, you may have a Miami premises liability claim.
Homestead residents who attend a church, synagogue, or other place of worship turn to their faith to help them grow spiritually with others. No one attends a service or religious event expecting to be injured, yet this situation affects many people of faith every year. Whether you are attending a place of worship for a religious event or regular service, a social event, for volunteer work, or for another cause, if you have been injured by the organization’s negligence, you may have a claim.
No matter what kind of faith service you are attending, you have a reasonable expectation to be safe and your church, mosque, or other place of worship has a duty to take reasonable steps to keep you safe. Despite this, there are many types of injuries that happen at places of worship:
It is estimated there are 24.9 million victims of human trafficking around the world, and in January the world raises awareness of this problem. Since human trafficking makes an estimated $150 billion for traffickers and other businesses which benefit from the crime, it has been difficult to stop this serious problem.
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