Coronavirus May Cause Damage to the Heart

After several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be familiar with how the virus can affect the body, particularly the lungs. Even though some people who test positive for the coronavirus have minimal or manageable symptoms, others have relied on ventilators for weeks to help them survive. Other information and evidence from clinical data…

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What Goes into Proving a Catastrophic Injury Claim? 

Catastrophic injury cases include physical injuries and cognitive injuries. They include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, burn injuries, loss of any of the senses, organ damage, severe fractures, neurological disorders, and other types of injuries that require long-term care. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by vehicle accidents, negligence in the delivery room, product defects,…

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This New Robotic Hand IS the Droid You’re Looking For

Robotic hand prosthetics offer amputees some promise, but they often fail to work well if the amputee’s nerve activity is limited. A lot depends on how well the patients’ nerves can regrow and how much of the arms and hands are intact. The good news is that the University of Michigan (UM) has developed a…

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The Many Dangers of Vaping

Once marketed as a safe and healthy alternative to smoking cigarettes, the hidden dangers of vaping are being exposed now more than ever before. With a growing number of people being hospitalized for serious health problems associated with the use of vapes, more people are starting to realize just how dangerous these smoking devices can…

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Loss of Limb in Catastrophic Injuries

Losing an arm, leg, hand, foot, toe, or finger is devastating. Sometimes the loss is directly due to an accident. Other times, the body part has to be amputated by a doctor after the accident. The physical pain is just one part of the damage claim. Many victims need to relearn how to perform daily…

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What Does Life Look Like for Those with a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury will have a life-altering impact on the injured person. The severity and location of the injury will determine how much feeling or movement a person will have below the site of the injury. After the medical care, a person with a spinal cord injury will have to learn how to live…

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Lawsuit Revisits Tennessee Civil Justice Act Damage Caps

In June, an East Tennessee lawsuit intended to target opioid drug makers was filed in the Sullivan County Circuit Court. In addition to suing three drug makers that create and market several types of the potentially addictive prescription pain medicines known as opioids, the lawsuit takes to task the damage caps delineated in the 2011…

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How a Day at the Beach Can End in Paralysis

When you think about a day at the beach, fun and relaxation are probably the first thoughts that come to mind. From frolicking in the waves to an exciting ride on a watercraft, a trip to the beach can be an extremely enjoyable experience. Yet, for some beach goers, this day of fun can turn…

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Recognizing Indications of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries range from relatively minor to catastrophic. Caused by a sudden blow or jolt to the head, TBIs are frequently the result of car crashes, truck accidents, sports injuries, bike accidents, or an assault. In the worst-case scenarios, TBIs lead to a lifetime of mental and physical impairment. One of the scariest parts…

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