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Posts tagged "injury"

My doctor wants to amputate. What will happen to me?

After suffering serious injuries in an accident, doctors work to determine what treatment will provide you with the best chance of getting back to a normal life. Unfortunately, that might mean the amputation of a limb. Fear and anxiety often surround hearing that you will lose a limb, but knowing what to expect might help reduce at least some of those emotions.

Be aware of asbestos in your home

As many residents of New York are aware, asbestos can be extremely dangerous. Exposure can lead to a number of serious illnesses including mesothelioma, cancer and lung complaints. While you might hope that you are not at risk from such a substance, as this article on personal injury explains, everyone is exposed to it to some extent. It is in the soil, in water and even in the air.

Can designers be liable for a flawed product?

Consumers in New York hope for the best from the products they buy, as does anyone. However, once in a while, they are let down, often with drastic and disastrous results. It is one thing when a product fails to function as it should. It is quite another when that same product malfunctions in a manner that puts you or your loved ones at risk or, worse, causes them harm.

General Motors admits to earlier knowledge of dangerous defects

Not all products stand the test of time; yet when you purchase something, you expect it to adhere to a certain standard. A company has a responsibility to ensure that whatever it sells is fit for its purpose. It should be able to perform its required function and it should do so safely.

Supreme Court makes big ruling in asbestos case

Cases involving product liability can be confusing. Boiled down into simple language, these cases involve a person claiming that a product was defective in some way, and as a result of this defect they were caused some type of injury. These cases can result in substantial awards to an injured party, including people in New York, if they can prove their case.

Multiple car collision causes death and injuries in New York

Motor vehicle accidents are common occurrences on the road. Some of these collisions are truly accidental, but in many cases, driver negligence is often a contributing factor. Negligent drivers pose risks to themselves, as well as to other drivers on the road. Some of the most common forms of negligence that can result in serious injuries and deaths are: driving under the influence, distracted driving and reckless driving. A driver who is found negligent can be held liable if the accident caused injuries or fatalities.

Are football players' brains the key to deciphering brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of deaths in the country. Whether the cause is a motor vehicle accident, a fall or a sport injury, a violent blow to the head can result in a concussion, which can, in turn, lead to a serious disability or even death. Brain injury treatment does not guarantee full recovery. In some cases, a victim needs long-term care. Readers in New York may be interested in some recent findings regarding traumatic brain injury in football players.

The relationship between brain injury and stroke

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious matter. No doubt, many Manhattan readers are familiar with the often-debilitating effects of brain injury. Some of these injuries escalate into worse medical conditions or complications.

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