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pregnancy birth related

The birth of a child should be a joyous time but sometimes outside circumstances can replace the joy with pain and worry. If negligence by a medical professional caused injury during pregnancy, labor, or delivery the family may be entitled to compensation from those who are liable. Injury to Infant During Birth  As guardians of the child, the parent’s must…

hernia mesh

If you have a television in your home, chances are you’ve seen a commercial about the complications caused by hernia mesh. Unfortunately, those ads do little to inform viewers of what they’re really talking about. Below you will find information on hernias as well as hernia mesh and the complications associated with it. What is a hernia? A hernia occurs…

pi FAQ

If you have been injured you probably have a lot of questions. Figuring out how you’re going to pay your bills and cover lost wages can be a stressful situation but you don’t have to do it alone. To help you begin to understand the process of a personal injury claim here are a few frequently asked questions. Q: The…

injury

A serious fall can happen anywhere at any time, whether it’s due to a wet floor or uneven pavement these incidents can lead injury.  More than 8 million emergency room visits are because of slip and fall accidents. To help avoid a slip and fall be sure to stay aware of your surroundings and wear shoes that fit well.  What…

attorney tips

If you’re looking for a lawyer, you’re likely going through a stressful time in your life. Finding the right lawyer will help to alleviate that stress but hiring the wrong lawyer may add to it. Do Your Research The first step in finding the right lawyer is to do your research. Lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of law. You don’t…

wreck tips car wreck

No one plans for what to do when they’re in a wreck and often times feel frazzled in the moments following a collision, but the process is simple if you remember these steps. First things first, call the police. Even if the accident doesn’t seem bad the police will record all the necessary information needed to resolve any issues. They…

dog fence

While the world is filled with friendly dogs, there are some that can turn in an instant, resulting in serious injury. First and foremost, seek medical care if you have been seriously injured by a dog. Puncture wounds can be breeding grounds for bacteria and infection. If it’s just a superficial scrape or gash, clean with running water followed by…

xray spine

Spinal cord injuries may result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself. A traumatic spinal cord injury may stem from a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes or compresses one or more of your vertebrae. Car accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord issues,…

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