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Jul 9, 2018

The Dangers of Truck Tire Blowouts

By |July 9th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on The Dangers of Truck Tire Blowouts

It's a familiar sight on the side of the highway (or sometimes right in the middle of the lane) – chunks of tire from an 18-wheeler's blowout. Blowouts from a truck can cause a hazard for other drivers by scattering debris across the road. They also cause dangerous situations for the truckers themselves by making it difficult to steer their rig to safety. A tire blowout can happen at any [...]

Jul 6, 2018

Umbilical Cord Prolapse and Birth Injuries

By |July 6th, 2018|Birth Injury|Comments Off on Umbilical Cord Prolapse and Birth Injuries

The umbilical cord is a literal lifeline that connects the fetus to the placenta, providing the growing baby with the oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay alive. The cord plays this essential role through pregnancy, labor, and delivery—and once the baby is delivered and able to breathe on its own, the umbilical cord is no longer necessary. However, in rare cases, there may be issues with the umbilical cord [...]

Jul 2, 2018

The List of Vehicles with the Highest and Lowest Recall Rates Brings Some Surprises

By |July 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on The List of Vehicles with the Highest and Lowest Recall Rates Brings Some Surprises

Anyone who owns a car, SUV, or truck is certainly acquainted with recalls. Whether government-mandated or voluntary, most of us have had to take our car back to the dealer at some point to get a faulty part fixed—courtesy of the manufacturer. In some cases, these defects are minor and unrelated to safety issues. In other cases, however, the defect is serious and has potential to cause a car accident, [...]

Jun 25, 2018

Mexican Salamander May Hold Secret to Helping People with Paralysis Walk Again

By |June 25th, 2018|Catastrophic Injury|Comments Off on Mexican Salamander May Hold Secret to Helping People with Paralysis Walk Again

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves and tissues that extends from the base of the brain down the length of the back. When the cord is injured or damaged, messages from the brain are disrupted or cut off completely, resulting in partial or total loss of feeling and movement below the point of injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 288,000 Americans currently live [...]

Jun 21, 2018

The High Cost of Burn Injuries

By |June 21st, 2018|Catastrophic Injury|Comments Off on The High Cost of Burn Injuries

Burns can be some of the most serious and painful injuries a person can experience. Thousands of people suffer moderate to severe burns each year in the United States, with even more suffering minor burn injuries. The American Burn Association reported 486,000 burn injuries necessitating medical treatment and more than 3,200 deaths from fire and smoke inhalation in 2016. And someone dies from a fire or by smoke inhalation every [...]

Jun 18, 2018

Kellen Winslow, Jr.’s Lawyers Want to Cite CTE as His Defense against Rape Charges

By |June 18th, 2018|Brain Injury|Comments Off on Kellen Winslow, Jr.’s Lawyers Want to Cite CTE as His Defense against Rape Charges

Kellen Winslow, Jr. was supposed to help the Cleveland Browns, when he was drafted in 2004. He spent the first two years of his career basically riding the bench, after injuries kept him from playing – but thanks to him, the team almost went to the playoffs in 2007. He broke multiple records in 2009 when he was traded to the Bucs, but it wasn’t enough. He rode the bench [...]

Jun 11, 2018

Judge Denies University Hospitals’ Request to Throw Out Fertility Clinic Lawsuit

By |June 11th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Judge Denies University Hospitals’ Request to Throw Out Fertility Clinic Lawsuit

In a follow-up to a blog we wrote back in March, an Ohio judge denied a request by lawyers to throw out one of the 45 lawsuits against University Hospitals (UH) by clients whose frozen embryos or eggs were destroyed in a UH fertility clinic in Cleveland. In early March, 4,000 eggs and embryos belonging to 950 families were damaged when temperatures improperly and dramatically rose in one of the [...]

Jun 7, 2018

The Odd, Healing Link Between TBI and Gatorade

By |June 7th, 2018|Brain Injury|Comments Off on The Odd, Healing Link Between TBI and Gatorade

A recent interview with two doctors from Medical College of Georgia delved into their research on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and how a popular blue food dye might help patients heal more quickly. Dr. John Vender, the Vice Chair of MCG's department of neurosurgery, and Dr. Krishnan Dhandapani, an MCG neuroscientist, spoke to The Means Report in Augusta in March. When a patient suffers a moderate to severe head or [...]

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