Year: 2018

Year: 2018

HOW DO CHILD BRAIN INJURIES DIFFER FROM AN ADULT BRAIN INJURY?

By: Chuck Richardson | December 18, 2018 | Personal Injury

Brain injuries are severe and potentially catastrophic, regardless of a person’s age. However, in children, these injuries are often far more devastating due to the fact that they are still in the developmental stages of life. In some cases, a child’s brain can continue to develop without any negative effects, but in other cases, a […]

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IS CEREBRAL PALSY A CURABLE CONDITION?

By: Chuck Richardson | December 15, 2018 | Birth Injuries

Cerebral palsy is a common type of birth injury that affects muscle movement, coordination and, in some cases, vision, hearing, and sensation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this condition affects about 1.5 out to 5 out of every 1,000 children worldwide. This condition can vary from person to person, ranging […]

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HOW TO SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS OF BIRTH INJURIES IN BABIES

By: Chuck Richardson | December 11, 2018 | Birth Injuries

HOW TO SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS OF BIRTH INJURIES IN BABIES I still remember the feelings of excitement and anxiety the day our first child was born, we were blessed with a healthy son. While many deliveries go smoothly and without complication, others can be prolonged or encounter problems due to a failure of the […]

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WHY DOES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OCCUR?

By: Chuck Richardson | November 30, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

Generally, when we pay a visit to the doctor, we expect to receive proper care and treatment that will not endanger our health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and patients sometimes sustain injuries as a result of substandard medical care that, in some cases, result in fatalities. If you or a […]

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WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMED CONSENT?

By: Chuck Richardson | November 20, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

Before you undergo a surgical procedure or medical treatment, your doctor must inform you of any of the risks involved. You can accept the risks and proceed, or you can decline to move forward after having a chance to weigh the risks against the potential benefits you might receive. In medical and legal terminology, this […]

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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A COMPLETE AND INCOMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY

By: Chuck Richardson | November 13, 2018 | Personal Injury

Spinal cord injuries are considered catastrophic, given the life-altering impact they produce. However, not all spinal cord injuries are exactly alike and, therefore, are classified by levels, according to where the injury occurs along the spinal column. Generally, spinal cord injuries fit into one of two categories – complete and incomplete. While spinal cord injuries […]

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COMMON BIRTH INJURIES CAUSED BY MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

By: Chuck Richardson | November 6, 2018 | Birth Injuries

After waiting nine long months to meet your newborn baby, generally, your only hope is for him or her to be born healthy. Unfortunately, sometimes the negligent actions of a medical professional can crush this hope, resulting in injuries to your newborn baby. While some of these injuries are minor, others can be more severe […]

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WHAT IS CONSIDERED A CATASTROPHIC INJURY?

By: Chuck Richardson | November 4, 2018 | Personal Injury

Catastrophic injuries fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, but these types of injuries are unlike other types of personal injuries due to the severe and often permanent nature of them. On the other hand, other personal injuries are generally not permanent and victims are typically able to achieve a full recovery. Catastrophic injuries […]

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BAD DRIVING HABITS THAT CAUSE ACCIDENTS

By: Chuck Richardson | October 26, 2018 | Car Accidents

Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by human error and are largely preventable. Unfortunately, no matter how skilled a driver you might be, you can still encounter negligent drivers on the road, which can ultimately result in an accident. This can cost you time and money in car repairs and, in many cases, serious injuries […]

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COMMON BRAIN INJURY COMPLICATIONS

By: Chuck Richardson | October 19, 2018 | Brain Injuries

A vast array of issues can arise from a brain injury, which is why these types of injuries should always be treated seriously and examined by a medical professional. Even if you initially feel fine after sustaining a brain injury, always be sure to make health care an immediate priority to ensure that your condition […]

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