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A Strong Personal Injury Case

- A Strong Personal Injury Attorney On Your Side Most claims are not simple when injuries are involved. Getting proper compensation for serious damage done during a negligent incident can be nearly impossible without the help of a skilled bodily injury lawyer. This is in large part because insurance adjusters work hard to reduce the number and amount of payouts they make. That is their job, and you cannot expect that they are going to treat you fairly if you do not obtain the assistance of an experienced plaintiff attorney....   [tags: Injury, Physical trauma, Personal injury, Accident]

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Shoulder Injury Diagnosis and Treatment

- Shoulder Injury Diagnosis and Treatment Population: Vincent is a 23 year old male in his first year of grad school for DPT. He started wrestling in the first grade and continued into college. Up until his junior year of college he wrestled for the University . From all the stresses and pressure constantly on his shoulder, at some point a shoulder injury was bound to happen. He is very flexible, but from being placed in unwanted positions with limbs being stretched at rates they should not be, injury was done....   [tags: Physical Therapy, Sports Injury]

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The Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic Brain Injury A Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not caused by a congenital or degenerative nature, it is caused by a physical external force to the head that produces an altered state of consciousness that results in the impairment of cognitive and physical functioning. Depending on the extent of the injury, the impairments may be temporary or permanent. The major cause of TBI result from blunt force trauma to the head during a motorcycle, motor vehicle, or biking accident. Some cases of traumatic brain injuries have also been seen from sport injuries, gunshot wounds, falls, and/or assaults....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Brain, Disability]

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Acute Treatment Of A Traumatic Brain Injury

- Acute TBI treatment Acute treatment of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) initiates several metabolic processes that can aggravate the injury, therefore, management focuses on stabilizing and preventing a secondary injury. Ultimately, the goal is to assess and stabilize the airway and circulation, maintain adequate blood and oxygen supply to the brain, stop intracranial bleeding and prevent an increase in pressure within the skull. However, full neuro-monitoring including intracranial pressure measurement are rarely available prior to the patient’s arrival to the intensive care unit....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Brain]

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A Research Report On Needlestick Injury

- ... The hospital employees are expected to be well trained in needlestick handling before having contact with any patients. When treating patients during a blood test, the staff has to be cautious and avoid the risk of exposing themselves to blood or any body fluids. If staff experience piercing of the needle in their skin, with the blood and body fluid of a patient who is a carrier to a disease, this can result with the staff to be infected by the virus as well.When it comes to a country like South Africa, where the majority of the country is infected by HIV, healthcare workers are accountable for the safe needle practices used to protect themselves from getting infected....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Needlestick injury]

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A Study of Injury Incidence in Florida High School Cheerleading

- Introduction Over the past 20 years, the athleticism involved in cheerleading has increased dramatically. Cheerleading in the United States is a year round competitive activity. Cheerleaders are asked to perform through 3 seasons, peak for national competitions, and attend cheerleading-training camps in the summer. Cheerleading begins at an early age and is estimated to include over a million participants between elementary school and the professional sports levels. Cheerleading is a kind of sports which combines music and physical activities and usually associates with football and basketball....   [tags: Sports, Injury]

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Concussion Is A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

- Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mechanism of injury is a direct blow to the head, neck, face, or somewhere to the body causing a biomechanical force to the brain. Symptoms can be grouped into 4 categories: physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep. Sleep disturbance is common, but most athletes complain of fatigue and sleeping more often. The two most common signs are headache and dizziness. Signs and symptoms usually go away in about ten days. Taking a detailed history is key to assessing a TBI....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Study

- Traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when a child has a head injury that causes damage to the brain. These injuries can be caused from being hit in the head or violently shaken. The results of TBI can change how a person’s brain develops, how they act, move, and think. It can also affect how they learn in school (NICHCY, 2012). TBI can affect the way a child thinks, retains information, attention span, behavior, speech, physical activities (which includes walking), and the way a child learns. Jennifer – Traumatic Brain Injury Student Jennifer is a 9 year old child who was injured while riding her bicycle....   [tags: head injury with damage to the brain]

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Repetitive Strain Injury

- Repetitive strain injury is a term that encompasses a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions that usually occur in sedentary workers. The musculoskeletal injury occurs due to an accumulation of microtrauma caused by repeated soft tissue overload (Ratzlaff 2007). In other words, tissues in the body are repeatedly injured with each injury being minor but, cumulatively, causing serious pain and damage to the body. Repetitive strain injury is not new phenomenon. It was first reported in the early 1900’s as telegraphic operator’s cramp in men who operated Morse keys (Youngson 2005)....   [tags: Health, Musculoskeletal Injury]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of an external force against the head that causes displacement of the cranial structures, either through impact with an object or through acceleration and deceleration. TBI is not isolated to a single ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or region (Berquist et al., 2009; Jang et al., 2013). In 2002, the United States had the highest incidence of reported TBI cases of any developed country. The incidence of hospital admissions due to closed head injuries in the United States was estimated to be approximately 200 per 100,000 people, and the number of penetrating head injuries was estimated to be 12 per 100,000—approximately 500,000 new cases in total...   [tags: mechanism, injury, brain]

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Volleyball Injury Prevention

- Volleyball, although it is not a contact sport, injures the many athletes in its own unique way. Volleyball injuries are more commonly referred to as either acute (traumatic) or cumulative (overuse) injuries. Acute also known as traumatic injuries can arise as an affect of abrupt force on a part of the body which could potentially unfortunately effect an athlete's overall game. Cumulative injuries develop over time due to tension on the muscles, joints and other tissues without appropriate resting time to allow for the injury to heal....   [tags: volleyball, sports, injury, sports injuries,]

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The Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injuries On The Brain Injury

- ... The next step in diagnosis is getting a list of the patient 's symptoms; these could include headaches, dizziness, and loss of memory. Based on the symptoms and physical features of the soldier a doctor will determine the severity of the injury. Traumatic brain injury is broadly defined in terms of three categories of severity based on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The GCS is a 15-point scale designed to measure the patient 's ability to respond to visual, verbal, and motor stimuli after traumatic brain injury....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Is A Public Health Epidemic

- Traumatic brain injury is a public health epidemic,” says Doctor James Kelly of Northwestern Memorial Hospital of Chicago. In the United States alone, nearly 300,000 amateur athletes and over one million people overall suffer from concussions each year (Jones). Despite this overwhelming number of cases, the general public is more often than not clueless about what a concussion actually is. As a matter of fact the general public would be utterly shocked by these unbelievable results. According to resent studies there is a greater number of diagnosed concussions each year, than the total amount of newly diagnosed cases of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease combine...   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion]

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Injury Prevention : A Concussion Game Against The Washington Redskins

- In late October, Philadelphia Eagles star running back Brian Westbrook suffered a concussion in a game against the Washington Redskins. He sat on the sidelines for two weeks, recovering but when he returned to play on Nov. 15 against the San Diego Chargers, Westbrook got yet another concussion, putting his season and his career in doubt. Westbrook 's immediate re-injury raises the question: should he have been playing at all. And just how many football players are returning to play too soon after concussions, or not having the seriousness of their injuries recognized....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion]

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Traumatic Brain Injury And Its Effects On Speech And Language

- Numerous research studies have been conducted on the topic of traumatic brain injury and its effects on speech and language. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a very common cause of speech and language problems. In fact, it is one of the top causes of speech and language problems following a cardiovascular attack, or stroke. Traumatic brain injuries are more prevalent in children and adolescents. Ciccia states that, “Children and adolescents experience the greatest number of TBI-related emergency room visits of any age group” (p....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion, Neurotrauma]

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Effects Of Concussions On The Classroom After Sustaining A Brain Injury

- ... For the body and the mind to function properly, there needs to be a healthy connection with the body and the brain. The brainstem is an important connection since it is attached to the spinal cord at the back of the brain. This controls unconscious functions such as respiration, digestion, and pulse it is the basic to survive. Three arrangements in the brain encompass the brainstem: the midbrain, pons and the medulla oblongata. (All about Traumatic Brain Injury) The midbrain controls eye movement and focus, which is important to locate a certain target or hone onto specific areas....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Brain, Human brain]

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Raising Brain Injury Awareness Across The National Football League

- Consider the Crown is a campaign designed to raise brain injury awareness across the National Football League (NFL). Learning about the risks of brain injuries and ways to prevent them in the sport of football is important for parents, coaches and kids. Last season the amount of concussions in the NFL was down by 25 percent (Associated Press, 2015). This decrease proves that the league is serious about reducing the physical and mental damage affecting its players. Consider the Crown will use the color green throughout its campaign as a visual reference for the event....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion]

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Injury of the Spine

- A spinal cord injury is caused by trauma to the spinal cord that results in complete or incomplete paralysis. A complete spinal cord injury is when the spinal cord is completely severed causing a person to never be able to walk again. An incomplete spinal cord injury is when the spinal cord is still intact, but has trauma to an area from a foreign object or bone compressing against the cord without transecting it. Incomplete spinal cord injury victims have a little hope to be able to walk again....   [tags: trauma, cervical spine, paralysis]

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The Psychological Impact of Injury on Athletes

- Due to the nature of sport, athletes will always be faced with the possibility of becoming injured. Empirical research has demonstrated that injury has a psychological impact on athletes (Quinn & Fallon, 1999). Indeed, sports practitioners often witness negative psychological impacts such as depression and in extreme cases suicidal tendencies in the injured athlete (Jevon & Johnston, 2003). Injuries have a dramatic impact upon an athlete’s life (Deutsch, 1985), Crossman (1997) interviewed athletic trainers and established that 47% of respondents believed that every injured athlete suffered psychological trauma....   [tags: psychology, sports, training, trauma]

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Types and Causes of Self Injury

- ... 3. Risk factors 3.1 Childhood risk factors  Sexual abuse  Neglect  Emotional abuse  Physical abuse  Loss or separation  Parental mental health issues  Parental substance abuse 3.2 Adult risk factors  Rape or sexual abuse  Psychiatric diagnoses  Substance misuse  Absence of emotional support  Intense and distressing emotions 3.3 Co-existing medical conditions  Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder)  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  Bipolar Disorder  Autism Spectrum Disorder  Eating Disorder (e.g....   [tags: risk, complications, management]

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Management of Head and Neck Injury

- In the case study provided, the 82 year old unconscious female needs an assessment and a differential diagnosis completed so that the paramedics know how to treat and to determine if the patient is time or transport critical. A differential diagnosis comes from the paramedics’ education and the patient’s history, current vitals signs, and pertinent knowledge gained from those at the scene. The paramedic must, after the differential diagnosis, have an understanding of the pathophysiological process and how this affects the patient....   [tags: Paramedic Essay]

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The Injury Of Acl Reconstruction Surgery

- ... The point of reconstructing/repairing an ACL tear is for the patient to return back to their lives with little to no pain and nearly if not all mobility (Battaglia 11). People that only continue through the rehab have a much longer recovery period. With non-surgical care it takes up to a year to regain full movement and ease of pain, versus with the surgery patients can be running in three months and back into contact sports at six. Often times these ACL tears are from a sort of sport. Whether it be badminton or football, athletes are able to return back to it and pursue their careers with the reconstruction surgery....   [tags: Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee]

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The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

- ... (Ward, et al., 2005) II. Methods Fourteen children and fourteen adolescents with TBI, and twenty-five children and adolescents in the control group made up the participants of this study. Requirements of participation for participants with TBI included: had suffered a moderate to sever TBI, were able to read, had resolved posttraumatic amnesia, had no severe perceptual, motor, language, behavior or communication problems, and had no pre-injury history of ADD/ADHD. The groups were matched in education, socioeconomic backgrounds, geographical locations, and race....   [tags: communication disorders, memory]

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Treatment of Skeletal Muscle Injury

- Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscles play a vital role in the everyday processes that allow the human body to function. Without these muscles, everyday tasks and functions could not be conducted. Injury to these muscles could cause serious problems, however, these muscles have the ability to regenerate, repair, and fix multiple problems all by themselves. Repair and regeneration of a muscle are two similar, yet different things. Repair restores muscle continuity so that it can continue to function in the same way as before injury, but does not completely restore the pre-injury structure like regeneration (Huijbregts, 2001)....   [tags: Muscle Repair, Regeneration, and Healing]

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Background Of Injury And Case

- Background to injury and case This plan follows a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a high school multisport athlete. The student elected to have surgery to repair the ACL. A graft was obtained from the patellar tendon from the affected knee and used to replace the torn ACL. The following rehabilitation plan was designed for this student with considerations to the sports that he plays and the location of the grafted tissue. ACLs are common sport injuries that often result from a twisting motion on the knee or when the knee gives out after planting the foot and cutting....   [tags: Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee, Muscle, Blood]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Prevention

- Over 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries are reported each year. According to reports the leading cause of brain injuries are from falls followed by motor vehicle accidents, and accidents that were a result of being struck by something. Falls account for 32.5% of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. 50% of all child brain injuries are from falling. 61 % of all traumatic brain injuries among adults are 65 years old or older. Traumatic brain injuries are very violent blows or jolts to the head or body that result in the penetration of the skull....   [tags: Helmet, Attorney]

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An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

- In regards to an anterior cruciate ligament injury there are many common playing situations that could potentially lead to a noncontact ACL injury. These common playing situations include a change of direction or cutting maneuvers combined with deceleration, landing from a jump in or near full extension, and pivoting with the knee in or near full extension while the foot is planted on the ground.5 One of the most common noncontact ACL injury mechanisms include a deceleration task with high knee internal extension combined with a dynamic valgus rotation while the body weight is shifted over the injured leg with the plantar surface of the foot fixed to the playing field....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Flexion]

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The Causes Of Acute Kidney Injury

- • Discuss the causes of acute kidney injury and ways to prevent it. There are 3 major categories of AKI. The first one is PRERENAL is the result of impaired blood flow that leads to hypoperfusion of kidney commonly caused by volume depletion (burns, hemorrhage, GI loss), hypotension (sepsis, shock), and renal stenosis, ultimately leading to a decrease in GFR. The second category is INTRARENAL, which is a result of actual parenchymal damage to the glomeruli or kidney tubules. Causes of intrinsic AKI stems from prolonged renal ischemia resulting from pigment nephropathy, myoglobinuria (from trauma, injuries, burns), hemoglobinuria (transfusion reaction, hemolytic anemia), Nephrotoxic agents su...   [tags: Kidney, Chronic kidney disease, Nephrology]

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Management of Suspected Spinal Injury

- In the case study provided, the unconscious patient needs an assessment and a differential diagnosis completed so that the paramedics know how to treat and to determine if the patient is time or transport critical. A differential diagnosis comes from the paramedics’ education and the patient’s history, current vitals signs, and pertinent knowledge gained from those at the scene. The paramedic must, after the differential diagnosis, have an understanding of the pathophysiological process and how this affects the patient....   [tags: Paramedic Essay]

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The Injury Of Knee Injuries

- This literature review is to examine just how females are more susceptible to knee injuries, especially having to do with the anterior cruciate ligament. Knee injuries are always prevalent in injuries. Through studies and research, it has been discovered that these types of knee injuries occur more frequently in females, especially an anterior cruciate ligament injury. In order to understand some of the biological reasons as to why the ACL is more commonly injured in females, one must take an in-depth look at the knee anatomy....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Ligament]

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Neurological Consequences Of An Injury

- ... In addition to this it would be expected that sympathetic innervations to the lower gut (including rectum and anus), sex organs, kidneys (and assosiated ducts, ie ureter), adrenals and bladder would be interrupted. This is because the thoracic splanchnic nerves - nerves that carry sympathetic nervous system information - begin to exit the spinal cord at this point. To understand the consequences of how a severence to the right half of the T10 segment of the spinal cord, it is important to fully understand which neurons pass through this specific place....   [tags: Nervous system, Spinal cord, Corticospinal tract]

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Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

- The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury Case Study At four years old, Casey was in a car accident. Her mother, Gloria, was driving while under the influence of alcohol and ran a red light, causing a side collision with another vehicle. Casey, who was in the passenger seat without a car seat, struck her face and head on the dashboard with great force. Upon hospitalization at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Casey was diagnosed with severe closed traumatic brain injury. The injury was initially assessed by a physician and then a neurologist in the emergency room, and was found to need surgery....   [tags: sensation, emotion, sleep efficiency]

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Concussions: Common Injury in Football

- ... Many new concussions laws have been put in place to reduce the risk of concussions. The issue of concussions in sports has risen to the forefront of national debate over the past five years because of lawsuits, high profile suicides, and rule changes involving the National Football League (NFL). In 2011, California passed a concussion return-to-play law that requires coaches to adopt the policy of “when in doubt, sit them out. (Hunsucker, 2012) Unfortunately, laws and regulations do not always change one’s habits....   [tags: consussions, brain, safety, team coaches]

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Dance Injury Research Paper

- The hamstrings are the tendons that attach the large muscles at the back of the thigh to bone. The hamstring muscles are the large muscles that pull on these tendons. Muscles such as the semimembranosus, the semitendinosus, and the biceps femoris muscles begin at the ischium, span the thigh and connect to the tibia and the fibula. The hamstring muscles actively allow the knee to move in flexion and extension. These muscles are almost inactive when it comes to common activities such as normal walking or standing....   [tags: dance, hamstrings, injuries]

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A Traumtic Brain Injury

- A Traumatic Brain Injury is defined as a disruption to the normal functioning of the brain. It is damage caused by external forces whether a blow, a jolt or a penetrating head injury; something happens to the brain, due to a blocked vessel, swelling, or an infection in the brain. Brain injuries can be open or closed. A brain injury is open when something from the outside penetrates the skull. A closed head injury can be a blunt blow to the head but can also be rapid changes of skull motion e.g., violent shaking forces, a contact injury with a windshield etc....   [tags: memory, attention, cognitive, language]

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A Traumatic Brain Injury

- A traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) occurs when the brain is somehow injured, rattled, or wounded from an external source of force. The means of acquisition and the severity of TBIs are unique to each patient; therefore, symptoms and rehabilitation can vary greatly depending on the patient’s condition following the incident and how they sustained the injury. The severity of a TBI is generally classified into one of three categories: mild, moderate, or severe, and this type of diagnostic criteria influences how a patient with TBI is treated by medical staff and rehabilitation specialists....   [tags: TBI, brain, rehabilitation]

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Preventing Spinal Cord Injury

- ... See Figure 1 for an example of an individual suspended in a universal sling. Although universal slings are the most common, many others have been designed to ambulate patients, to reposition them in bed, or to lift appendages. Furthermore, current nursing practice is to use universal slings and lifts for all transfers and transports involving dependent patients, as taught by practice algorithms in collaboration with the American Nursing Association.14 The impetus behind this research was the observation that patients are frequently left sitting on their slings while in their wheelchairs, for long periods of time, which may interfere with the pressure-reducing properties of the wheelchair...   [tags: handling equipment, pressure ulcers]

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Injury Prevention and Gait

- In everyday life there are many different ways to get injured. A few ways you can get injured are; exercise, working and driving. There are also many ways to prevent injuries. Muscle balance is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries. When you exercise there are many different precautions you need to take in order to prevent injuries. Before you even begin to exercise it is very important that you have a physical. If you have a medical condition, not physically fit, or overweight it is important for you to have a physical....   [tags: Exercise, Prevention, Injuries]

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Patient With Coccygeal Injury

- The purpose of this study is to present the case of 33 years old female that had an examination performed at the County Hospital. Also, to list equipment used and procedures necessary for producing the diagnostic images ordered. In addition, presenting findings as well as presenting extensive related pathology research, signs, symptoms, and possible treatment options. On June 3rd 2008 a 33 years old female presented at the County Hospital for a three view sacrum and coccyx study, due to mid buttocks and coccyx area pain caused by patient falling approximately a year prior....   [tags: sacrococcygeal angle]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Introduction A tampering rod through the head is how 25-year-old Phineas Gage became the most notable case of Traumatic Brain injury of the 19th century. With more than 1.7 million people each year who sustain an injury, why does this one case become so interesting. The reason behind this is the result of the injury. When Gage had the tampering rod penetrate his skull it completely changed his personality. From a once mild mannered individual to a foul mouth and persistent person, Gage became interesting cases in history....   [tags: severe, life-threatening, symptoms]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Overview Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple falls commonly result in brain injuries, events causing brain injury frequently occur on playgrounds, at work, or in the home. There are two different types of brain injury: traumatic brain injury and non-traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury happens when a force acts rapidly on the head or neck of an individual causing direct physical injury to the brain....   [tags: leading cause of death and disability]

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Microstructural Brain Injury in Post-Concussion Syndrome After Minor Head Injury

- The article Microstructural Brain Injury in Post-Concussion Syndrome After Minor Head Injury, by ****, studied post concussive symptoms relationship with innovative MRI imaging. Mean diffusivity, fractional anisotropy, and the presence of microhaemorrhages were used to indicate micro-structural brain injury in subjects with minor head injuries. Although they experienced symptoms participants’ CT (computed tomography) and normal MR images did not display any irregularities. Participants contained 21 MHI patients and 12 controls that were healthy who were matched to the ages (between the ages 18 to 50), genders, and educational levels of the MHI participants....   [tags: MRI, symptoms, CT]

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The Spinal Cord and Spinal Cord Injury

- INTRODUCTION The spinal cord is a major channel in the body where motor and sensory information travels from the brain to the body. It has white matter that surrounds a central gray matter. The gray matter is where most of the neuronal cells are located. Injury to the spinal cord will affect the conduction of information across any part of the spinal cord where the damage is located (Maynard et al., 1997). This will often result in permanent disability of a certain muscle or region of the body (Meletis et al., 2008) and a loss of tissue where the damage is located (Peng et al., 2009)....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Injury Stats Roughly 1.4 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury every year in the United States.1 Of these 1.4 million, 235,000 injuries are severe enough to require hospitalization—and 50,000 result in death. More than half (over 700,000) of all of these yearly brain injuries are from sports-related activities, falls, and physical assaults. In the year 2000, traumatic brain injury cost an estimated $60 billion in the United States, totaled in both direct medical fees and indirect costs such as lost productivity....   [tags: Health]

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Spinal Cord Injury

- Historically, each year 11,000 people are added to the existing 230,000 cases of Spinal Cord Injury in the United States. Sad to say that young population ranging from 16-30 years old are affected by the Spinal Cord Injury. Learning the physiology of central nervous system is essential in understanding the function of spinal column. Central Nervous system is made up of spinal cord and the brain. The brain responds and receives sensory input from the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the communication link between the brain and the rest of the body....   [tags: SCI, central nervous system]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic Brain Injury There is no doubt that the human brain is the most fantastic of all the organs. With its inconceivably complex functions, layout, and delicate chemical balances, it is truly wondrous. You have undoubtedly heard the many expert opinions and expressions as they relate to the human brain – “the brain is a muscle that must be used in order to strengthen it,” “we only use ten percent of our brain capacity,” “nothing we experience is ever truly forgotten,” and so on. But what happens to the brain when it is injured....   [tags: Temporal Lobes, Nerve Impulses]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic Brain Injury Your kitten is on the kitchen counter. She is about to step onto a hot stove. You have only seconds to act. Accessing the signals coming from your eyes, your brain quickly calculates when, where, and at what speed you will need to dive to intercept her. Then it orders your muscles to do so. Your timing is perfect and she's safe. No computer can come close to your brain's awesome ability to download, process, and react to the flood of information coming from your eyes, ears, and other sensory organs (“Your Amazing Brain”)....   [tags: treatment, head injuries, communication, muscles]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Description of the Disability Traumatic brain injury (TBI), or intracranial injury, is a medical diagnosis which refers to closed or penetrative damage to the brain that is caused by an external source. Every year, TBIs affect approximately 150-250 people in a population of 100,000 (León-Carrión, Domínguez-Morales, Martín, & Murillo-Cabezas, 2005). The leading causes of TBI are traffic accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, and extreme violence (León-Carrión et al., 2005)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- A traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) occurs when the brain is somehow injured, rattled, or wounded from an external source of force. The means of acquisition and the severity of TBIs are unique to each patient; therefore, symptoms and rehabilitation can vary greatly depending on the patient’s condition following the incident and how they sustained the injury. The severity of a TBI is generally classified into one of three categories: mild, moderate, or severe, and this type of diagnostic criteria influences how a patient with TBI is treated by medical staff and rehabilitation specialists....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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The Treatment and Diagnosing of Traumatic Brain Injury

- Thesis Statement: Our veterans deserve for the procedures implicated in the treatment of all mild head injuries to have detailed diagnostic testing, in-depth evaluations, and follow up so there are not adverse future effects. I. The treatments of our veterans should be complete and timely. A. The procedures in treatment of mild head injuries need to be detailed. B. Rapid objective methods in diagnosing, evaluating, and follow up are imperative. II. Procedures may be implicated in the diagnosis of mild TBI....   [tags: veterans, injuries, treatment]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic brain injury occurs when a person is hit in the head with a blunt force. This significant force to the head can happen playing recreational sports, on the playground, being in a car or motorcycle accident, falling down at home and your head impacting something, a blast or explosion. Traumatic brain injuries are also the leading cause of fatality rate and disability, especially in children, young adults and elderly. TBI is a devastating condition that affects millions of people nationwide, because it can affect the nervous system permanently, it also messes with the neurological, musculoskeletal, cognitive and much more....   [tags: fatality, disability, TBI, patient, symptoms]

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Common Sports Injury

- Common Sports Injury Assignment Body Area: Elbow Objective: Students will be able to identify common terminology and treatments for sports injuries in a given body area. Assignment: Students will locate a common sports injury that pertains to the current body area being studied. In your description include type of tissue (muscle/ligament) and/or bone involved using correct anatomical terminology for body parts and location. Utilize as much of the anatomical terminology that you have had experience with to this point....   [tags: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome]

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Spinal Cord Injury As A Disconnection Syndrome

- ... These alternatives leave significant gaps in the needs for functional gain for select individuals. [10] In conventional rehabilitation compensatory strategies are there for achieving mobility and strengthening above the level of lesion. [1] However, these alternatives leave significant gaps in the needs for functional restoration. Restoration is nearly always far from complete and leaves the individual with considerable functional loss. [10] Today the cure of paralysis does not exist....   [tags: Spinal cord, Muscle, Motor neuron]

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The Effects Of Non Suicidal Self Injury

- Non-suicidal self-injury is defined in the article as “the deliberate, direct, and self-inflicted destruction of body tissue resulting in immediate tissue damage, for purposes not socially sanctioned and without suicidal intent.” There are as many as twenty forms of self-injury, this term identifying a wide spectrum of behaviors damaging the body. Up to 25% of youth participate or have participated in self-injury, whether it was only a few times or a continuous behavior. Although most people start self-injurious behavior around ages 14-16, some may begin earlier in middle childhood, or later in emerging adulthood....   [tags: Suicide, Suffering, Self-harm]

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Eye Injury Stats

- Injury Stats Approximately 2.4 million eye injuries occur annually in the United States. Of these 2.4 million, more than 40,000 result in permanent visual impairment. More than 13% of these eye injuries (over 310,000) are from sports-related activities alone. Every year, eye injury cost an estimated $300 million in the United States for job-related eye injuries, which accounts for only one-third of all eye injuries, according to the United States Eye Injury Registry. Functions Your eyes contain the receptors responsible for sight, which is the most dominant sense in humans....   [tags: Health]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) also known as intracranial injury occurs when trauma causes damage to the brain. This is a result of a fall, an accident, or a sudden hit to the head that causes damage to the brain tissue. TBI symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on exact damage. Someone experiencing mild TBI may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds. Some symptoms of mild TBI are confusion, headaches, blurred vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, behavioral or mood changes, and problems with memory or thinking....   [tags: intracranial trauma, health]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- My objective in the long term is to provide therapeutic and counseling services that assist persons suffering with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or acquired brain injury (ABI) in coping and recovering from the mental illnesses that often accompany such tragedies. TBI/ABI has shown a proven link with “anxiety, depression, personality changes, aggression (National Alliance on Mental Illness Veterans Resource Center May 8, 2009 Traumatic Brain Injury)”, as well as many other issues. As the caregiver for a survivor of a rare and deadly strain of encephalitis, I have a personal perspective that I feel brings much to the discussion....   [tags: psychology, mental illness, recovery]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sophisticated problem because of different reasons. Among the reasons are their difficulties to be diagnosed early in majority of the cases. This is because either the damage in most cases is not visible or the brain trauma does not receive the attention it deserves since patients with head injuries often times have other injuries. The other problem with head injury is that it is associated with numerous disorders and often results in different psychological symptoms that can complicate the diagnosis and treatment....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health problem in industrialized societies. Associations between TBI and neuropsychiatric disorders have been recognized for many years. Impulsive aggression is one of the most socially and vocationally disruptive consequences of these neuropsychiatric disorders (Tateno, 2003). Aggressions can be broadly divided in to two types: Reactive/ Impulsive aggression (RA) refers to aggression that is impulsive, emotionally charged, affective and uncontrolled. It has its theoretical roots in the frustration-tolerance theory....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Bodybuilding Injury Prevention

- Bodybuilding has been around a long time, so it makes sense that a few go-to exercises have made their place in the gym. But, today, we have the technology and expertise to avoid what actually hurts us and adjust to what works best. Here is a list of the major back and joint killers everyone does, but shouldn't. 1) LEG EXTENSIONS The weight is based at your ankles, so the torque applied to your knees is significantly higher than what you're really lifting and causes undue stress on your joints and tendons....   [tags: exercises, joints, strain]

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Birth Injury and Birth Trauma in Newborns

- Birth injuries or birth trauma is the damage of tissues or organs during or shortly after childbirth. This includes any damage that is long term including brain and cranium injuries. Injuries at birth can often times be a result of doctor or nurse error. Trained professionals that are caring for you and the baby during and after the birth must watch out for any signs that could result in a birth injury. Sadly, reports indicate that about 40 babies per day are born with a birth injury. Males have a higher rate of birth injury than females....   [tags: Babies, Malpractice]

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A Patient That Reported A Recent Fall Injury

- ... She complained of swollen right foot pain for four days. Epson salt helped relieve swelling and pain. Prior to her visit, her pain intensity was 10/10. At the time of assessment, her pain intensity was 0/10. She stated an unsteady gait with throbbing pain resembling a needle being applied to her foot. The pain worsened when putting on shoes. Her diagnosis was rheumatoid arthritis (CO #36). I instructed her to avoid aged cheeses to prevent exacerbations. The doctor advised her to refrain from eating red meats....   [tags: Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee, Patient]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: An International Concern

- Brain trauma also called Traumatic brain injury is an international cause of concern on the health desk. Traumatic brain injury is considered a global epidemic of the twenty first century in the mould of malaria and HIV/AIDS. As one of the leading causes of death and disability in children and adults in their most productive years, it causes major economic and social costs and imposes considerable demands on health service provision. Brain trauma can be classified as mild, moderate or severe depending on whether injury causes unconsciousness, how long the unconsciousness lasts and the severity of the injury....   [tags: causes and consequences]

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A Brief Note On Unintentional Injury And Violence

- Sharifah Leben Dr. Tolbert Literature Review 26 February 2016 Literature Review Unintentional injury and violence is one of the leading causes of death among all people. Each year millions of people get admitted into the emergency department with some type of injury. This type of issue can lead to billions of dollars in medical expenses and productivity loss in the workplace. Most people believe that accidents just happen, but in reality most injuries are preventable. Violence with adolescents has seen an increase in this area due to matters like dating violence, bullying, and sexual abuse....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Abuse, Adolescence]

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Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons

- Introduction Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as brain damage resulting from open of closed head trauma where the former refers to a penetrating injury often from gun shots while the latter refers to trauma arising from an injury caused by a blunt object. Some of the general causes of TBI include motor vehicle crashes, blasts such as those experienced by military personnel, concussions suffered during sports and recreational activities and falls. Once a person suffers a TBI, they usually undergo personality changes where one is seen to be aggressive or irritable and these changes are revealed through explosive outbursts, which happen on minimal provocation or without warning....   [tags: open to closed head trauma, brain damage]

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Business Law and Repetitive Strain Injury

- It is important for business management to develop and promote sound health and safety policies and to consider, not only the legal requirements and the possibility of prosecution, but also the possibility of an employee personal injury claim. The number of work related personal injury claims and especially those relating to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), an umbrella term normally used to describe Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD), seem to be rising. RSI is not a recognised medical condition, more a medical term....   [tags: RSI, work injuries, UK, ]

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Brain Injury and Multiple Stage Rehabilitation

- Does anyone ever want to experience something that is the number one cause of death in people under the age of 44. Would anyone want to go through multiple stages of rehabilitation just from one little mistake they made while playing for their high school football team. Brain injuries are a big controversy in society right now, but understanding why they're so common in youth sports, some statistics and what they are, and the treatment for them will change the outlook that some people have on them....   [tags: contusion, concussion, headaches]

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New Acl Injury Prevention Program

- New ACL Injury Prevention Program Azza Dhamra Total Direct Money Requested: $50,000 annually for four years Background and Significance This project foundationally address the need for a better anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs. An estimated 80,000 ACL injuries occur annually in the United States, and ACL- injured people often suffer long term complications, such as meniscal lesions, impairments of normal knee function, and arthrofibrosis. The figure below shows a tear in the ACL....   [tags: Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee]

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Effects of Growth Plate Injury on Development

- Background: Growth plate injury in children could produce limb length discrepancy and angular deformity. Removal of damaged physis or bony bar and insertion of spacers produced variable results and for large defects in young children the treatment is challenging. In this study, we used mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on chitin scaffold for restoration of damaged physis. The useage chitin as a spacer was also investigated. Material and methods: An experimental model of growth arrest was created by removing lateral 50% of distal femoral physis of 34 weeks of age, albino rabbits....   [tags: limbs, deformities, tissue]

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Exploring Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading public health concerns today. The Center for Disease and Control (2010) reported that 1.7 million individuals sustain TBI each year). Moreover, TBI accounts to a third (30.5%) of all injury related deaths in the United States. Those who are most likely to sustain TBI are children (0-4 years), older adolescents (15-19 years) and older adults (65+ years) (CDC, 2010). This analysis will examine the prevalence, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of traumatic brain injuries in children....   [tags: Medicine]

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Exploring Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among children and adolescents (Yeates, 2005). The Center for Disease and Control (2010) reported an estimated 1.7 million individuals sustaining TBI annually with 51% of these injuries occurring during periods of cerebral development. Children (0-4 years), older adolescents (15-19 years) and older adults (65+ years) are most likely to sustain TBI (CDC, 2010). Brain injuries often lead to severe, pervasive, and potentially irreversible impairments in one’s neurological, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning (e.g., Wilde et al, 2012; Yeates, 2005)....   [tags: Medicine]

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Neurological Disorder: Traumatic Brain Injury

- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most frequent neurological disorder worldwide. Over 1.7 Million individuals suffer a TBI each year with an incidence of 235–556/100,000. In severe TBI cases, fatality rates mount up to 40%, and in survival disability rate, it is as high as 55–77%, leading to reduce in the quality of life. TBI is caused by head trauma, including the more typical closed head injury, in which rapid acceleration or deceleration induces shearing to the cerebral tissue and produces other forces in the brain and impacts against the frontal and temporal fossae of the skull....   [tags: incidents, head trauma]

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Moral Injury By Tim O ' Brien

- ... Shock waves released from a blast impact the brain “For days after the larger explosions, breachers reported dull aches in the chest and back “like someone had punched them” as well as headaches”(page 37). Warfare undoubtedly affects a person mentally and the brain has always been a challenging enigma for the researchers: with all the electrical impulses and biochemical reactions that control an individuals body and mind. PTSD interrupts all the “harmonious interactions among the brains 100 billion cells”(page 43)....   [tags: Brain, Human brain, Man, Cerebellum]

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Preventing Non Suicidal Self Injury

- Citation: Muehlenkamp, J. J., Walsh, B. W., & McDade, M. (2010). Preventing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents: The Signs of Self-Injury Program. Journal Of Youth & Adolescence, 39(3), 306-314 doi: 10.1007/s10964-009-9450-8 Summary It was hypothesized that from pre- to post-test implementation, there would be an increase in knowledge of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) signs/symptoms, attitudes, observed self-reported help seeking behaviors, and a decrease in the frequency and intensity of NSSI thoughts and behaviors....   [tags: High school, Education, Self-harm]

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The Spinal Cord Injury Alberta Organization

- How does the CASW value and principles relate to my practicum experience over the past two weeks. The value and principles of my practicum organization are very similar to CASW. The Spinal cord injury Alberta organization is achieving a great work in terms of pursuits of social justice of a person with a disability. I have witnessed that their organization is contributing great effort to improve equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities of people with disability. In addition, SCI Alberta aims to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need....   [tags: Disability, Wheelchair, Calgary]

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Injury can result from violence

- Injury can result form violence Injury Can Result from Violence Injury can result from many different incidents. One specifically important incident resulting in injury is domestic violence. It is approximated statistically that 1.8 million to 3-4 million domestic violence cases occur each year, unfortunately, the number of cases that occur cannot be more accurate due to domestic violence usually occurring in the relative privacy of one’s home. (Kelly, 2003) As disturbing as these numbers may be, we need to acknowledge that domestic violence is not a new problem arising in American homes but what is new is that we are now more aware of how serious the issue of domestic violence i...   [tags: Social Issues, Domestic Violence]

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Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

- Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) has insidiously become the leading cause of transfusion linked deaths in the United States and most other developed countries. Its frequently was only recognized thanks to Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT), a British hemovigilance system. It took note of an upward trending of deaths occurring after transfusion and hallmarked by lung complications. Although experts and major stake holders in the field are continually being convened to iron out a consensual definition of TRALI, the current working definition of TRALI is, a life-threatening adverse effect of transfusion characterized by development of acute respiratory distress with hypoxemia du...   [tags: health, developed countries]

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Consequences for Sustaining a Brain Injury

- Consequences for Sustaining a Brain Injury Abstract The consequences for sustaining brain injury of any magnitude can have a life changing effect on the individual and the family. Whether the person is an adult or a child their life changes drastically. There are various types of brain injuries; the one that is in detail in this paper is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) of any degree. The obstacles a person has to overcome to become rehabilitated are numerous, tedious, and frustrating. The expenses that a person or family have to pay for rehabilitation are tremendous, and many cannot afford the treatments....   [tags: Papers]

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Legal Practice in a Personal Injury

- Legal Practice in a Personal Injury The facts of the case strongly illustrate that a personal injury claim should be made against the ‘other driver’ on the client’s behalf. “…in legal terms, a personal injury is where a person, company or some other organisation is to blame (at least partly) for your injuries. They may have been ‘negligent’, which means the person or organisation did not take proper care in the way something was: done; made; or repaired.”[1] Before a claim can be made, a number of documents need to be looked at and prepared....   [tags: Papers]

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Are You Entitled to File a Personal Injury Claim?

- ... Documentary evidence is key to bolstering the legal feasibility of personal injury claims. Make sure that you have photographs of injuries, witness testimonies, insurance logs and other relevant documentation to hand before contacting us about your personal injury compensation claim. If you are considering trying to claim compensation for a road traffic accident (however major or minor) you will need to review the details of the event carefully. Although road traffic law contains many nuances, a good generalisation is that if you are found to have suffered a collision (or other personal or property damage) due to the reasonably avoidable negligence of another person or organisation of pe...   [tags: lawyer, compensation, claim]

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