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Akron Personal Injury Law Blog

Cerebral palsy case leads to multi-million dollar award

Cerebral palsy is a diagnosis that considerably changes the course of a child's life. It also affects the parents. When the cerebral palsy was caused by the actions or inaction of a medical professional, the parents might opt to seek compensation. Recently, a jury found in the parents' favor in a case revolving around cerebral palsy.

The boy in this case is 4.5 years old. He is unable to sit up, walk or talk because of his condition. In the lawsuit for the case, it is alleged that the doctor gave the pregnant woman Pitocin speed up her labor. It alleges that this decision left the baby unable to get oxygen while his mother was in labor.

Catheter ablation on the left ventricle may lead to brain injury

When you are watching television, have you ever heard an ad for a prescription drug and wondered why someone would take it after hearing all of the side effects that are possible? In some cases, the benefits of the treatment far outweigh the negative side effects. Some people who get a non-medication treatment for an irregular heartbeat might have to make a benefit-risk decision because of new side effect that has come to light after catheter ablation.

Patients who have catheter ablation on the left side of the heart are at risk of brain lesions. There is a chance that the lesions might lead to cognitive decline. The issue that can lead to the lesion is an embolism, which would travel to the brain from the left side of the heart. When the procedure is done on the right side of the heart, the embolism would move toward the lungs.

High school sports injuries highlighted in newly released study

Sports are a big part of growing up for some children. Parents might be shocked to hear the results of a new study that was recently released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study looked into deaths that were caused by traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries in high school athletes.

The study shows that the majority of these deaths were caused by tackles in football games. It looked at deaths of players from spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries from 2005 through 2014. This same study has been done since 1965 and looking at the historical data compared to the most recent data provides an interesting look at trends.

Know how to handle a lawsuit after a semi truck crashes into you

In our previous blog post, we discussed the dangers that fatigued truckers pose. These truckers can turn their vehicles into deadly weapons if they aren't driving in a safe manner. For the people who are injured in accidents caused by fatigued driving, the reason for the fatigue is usually inconsequential.

We know that your life has been turned upside down. We'd like to discuss your options for seeking compensation so that you know what you can do to recover some of the financial damages that you suffered in the accident. These might be the cost of the medical care you needed, the cost of having household help while you recovered or any other expenses that you had because of the accident.

Fatigued truckers can cause serious crashes

Truckers must ensure that they are well rested before they get behind the wheel of those large vehicles. When a trucker is fatigued, even the most experienced trucker can do something that causes an accident. These accidents can lead to serious injuries and death.

Some people think that trucker fatigue is caused by the trucker not getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep is one possible cause of trucker fatigue, but it isn't the only cause.

Medical care is a priority before you learn about compensation

In our previous blog post, we discussed what you should do after a car accident. We understand that all of these steps wouldn't be possible in all car accidents. For example, if you suffer from a catastrophic injury, you wouldn't be able to collect evidence and exchange information because you will likely be whisked away to get emergency medical care.

It is important that you get the medical care you need. That has to be the priority here, even if it means that you will have to rely on the police report to find out the other driver's information. That police report can help you to learn a lot about the accident. We can use it as part of the investigation into the accident.

Know what to do after a car accident

When you are involved in a car accident, you might go through a period of shock. The situation might seem unreal and you may have trouble remembering exactly what you should do. If this occurs, you should take a few moments to gather your thoughts so that you can make sure you are handling the situation correctly.

The first thing you should do is determine if you or anyone else is injured. If there are injuries, contact emergency services right away. The police need to come out and you may need to ask for an ambulance. If anyone does need medical care, it is crucial that they get it quickly.

Compensation can help with care after a brain injury

There are many different ways that a brain injury can affect the victim. These effects can also have an impact on the victim's loved ones. If you recall our blog post last week, we discussed how mood and personality can change after a brain injury. That can make a loved one seem like a totally different person.

We know that having to deal with the effects of your loved one's brain injury isn't always pleasant. In fact, it can seem like a chore sometimes. That is completely understandable.

Mood and personality can change after a brain injury

One of the hardest things for family members to come to grips with after a brain injury is that their loved one just doesn't seem like the same person anymore. He or she may struggle to control strong emotions. Every day may feel like a roller coaster.

In some cases, there will be sudden outbursts. A person may suddenly become very angry or start crying out of the blue. Family members will be concerned, and they'll try to look at their own actions to see what they did to cause the episode.

What family members need to show in wrongful death cases

When family members are seeking compensation after what they believe to be a wrongful death in Ohio, there are two main things that they need to show. First off, they must show that the death was brought about directly by the action -- or, in some cases, the inaction -- of another.

This does not mean the death was caused deliberately, although that can be grounds for a lawsuit. It can also mean that the death was caused due to negligence.

I am very grateful Attorney Chester and his staff made my life easier. I'm not afraid to call them and get answers to all the questions that I've had, and no worries. Thank You.

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