Personal Injury

Diagnosing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, painful nerve condition that affects millions of Americans each year. CRPS is a chronic pain condition that most often affects one limb usually after an injury. The condition is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. If you or a loved one suffered CRPS as a result of an injury caused by...
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Symptoms of Smoke Inhalation

Smoke inhalation is one of the leading causes of death resulting from fires. When a victim inhales smoke, it produces injury through several mechanisms, including: • Thermal injury to the upper airway • Irritation or chemical injury to the airways from soot • Asphyxiation • Toxicity from carbon monoxide (CO) and other gases such as cyanide If the fire that resulted in injury was caused by the negligent actions...
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Common Types of Burn Injuries

There are many different types of burn injury. Before you treat a burn injury, you should first determine the burn degree, cause of your burn, and how bad the tissue was damaged from the burn. How you treat your burn injury is important in recovery and scar prevention. Types of burn are classified from first to fourth degree. They can also be categorized by the source of the burn,...
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Timing Deadline to File a Burn Injury Claim

When you are injured in an accident that was caused by another party’s negligent actions, you only have a certain time period to file your claim for damages. Burn injury claims are no exceptions. The time limit for financial recovery can vary depending on what type of party or individual caused the accident. Below is helpful information regarding the time limit you have to file a burn injury claim....
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Smoke Inhalation Injuries Are Serious!

Smoke inhalation is a serious, life-threatening injury that can occur after only a few minutes of exposure to fire. When you breathe in extremely hot air and the gases, vapors and particulate matter present in the smoke, the air passages in your lungs can swell and burn. The result can be serious and even fatal to your health. Younger children and elderly people are the most vulnerable to smoke...
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Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

Two common questions most personal injury accident claimants have are what goes on in a typical case and how long it will take for the case to get settled. Below is a timeline of a typical personal injury claim and lawsuit. However, it should be noted that the timeline can vary depending on the specific facts of your case. Seek Medical Care and Treatment The first and most important...
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5 Reasons You May Need To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

It is important to seek the full compensation that you deserve after being seriously injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party. In some cases, you may not be able to settle your accident claim without filing a lawsuit. There are many reasons for filing a lawsuit. Five reasons are discussed below. Obtaining Compensatory Damages Seeking to recover the costs incurred by an accident or other...
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Punitive Damages In Personal Injury Cases

Getting injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party can result in significant expenses that you would not have otherwise acquired. Many injuries result in expensive medical bills, loss of income, loss of earning capacity and sometimes property repair or replacement. These are all expenses that you are entitled to when you win your personal injury lawsuit. However, what if the party responsible caused the accident...
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