While initial damage to the spine is painful enough, complications often occur after the injury—including bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and fluid accumulation.
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The recent news that the family of a man who died in a tragic drowning accident at Hawaiian Falls waterpark has filed a lawsuit has refocused attention on safety issues at Texas amusement parks . While a resolution for this case is still pending, everyone agrees such pool-based accidents are needless tragedies that will inalterably affect the families involved. Unfortunately, they are far too common.
Car accidents are among the most common cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and Dallas is no exception. According to the Center for Disease Control, car accidents account for 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries each year.
A report last year from Fox7 and Adult Protective Services has called attention to a prevalent problem in the State of Texas: elder abuse. The investigation revealed examples of financial, physical, and emotional abuse of residents of area nursing homes, crimes that often go unreported and are difficult to prosecute. Statistics indicate more than 1,000 cases a month occur in the state.
As anyone who’s suffered one knows, injuries to the neck and back are among the worst types of trauma that can happen to a person. The pain from such an injury can be chronic and debilitating, limit your range of movement, and often take the longest to heal. At the same time, symptoms from such an injury do not always manifest themselves immediately, and you may not even realize at the time of an accident that you’ve been injured.
A young boy makes a violent tackle in football, leading with his head. Another teen suffers a brutal cross-check to the head and neck area on the ice in hockey. A teenage girl falls from the top of a triumphant and daring cheerleading pyramid. In each of these instances, a healthy and active young boy or girl can end up paralyzed for life.
It could happen to anyone. You walk into a car dealership, find a shiny model that fits your specifications to a T, realize it’s for a seemingly too good to be true low price, and close the deal quickly before the salesperson changes their mind. Unfortunately, a week later, a month later, 6 months later, you realize it WAS too good to be true. The car turns out to have fundamental problems that might cost thousands of dollars to repair, and you’re left to pay the bill.
Family car trips are an American tradition, one that’s been immortalized in movies and has become an annual event for many families across the United States. Whether it’s a trip to a national park, an amusement park, or to visit the grandparents, parents and children alike look forward to loading up the car and heading out for an adventure.
Texas has one of the highest rates of drunk driving accidents in the entire country, and many of these accidents occur in Dallas County. If you are involved in such an accident, the first thing to do is seek immediate medical attention, especially if you are injured or bleeding. Make sure that someone has called for emergency assistance, or do so yourself, and be very careful about any neck or head injuries. Read the rest »
Although any type of injury that results from medical malpractice is unfortunate, paralysis is among the most serious and tragic that can occur. This is usually the result of damage to the spine or brain that can occur due a number of different situations that arise during a medical procedure. Since paralysis has serious, long-term consequences, it is important to work with a skilled lawyer to identify the cause of the paralysis and if it is the result of medical malpractice, then legal action should be taken to hold those responsible accountable. Read the rest »
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