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[Study] The Deadliest Highways in the United States

Unfortunately, fatal collisions occur every day throughout the United States.  For a variety of reasons, however, some areas on roads and highways see far more fatal crashes than others. Which American roads are the deadliest?  Where are motorists killed most often? Our Seattle personal injury lawyers worked with data visualization agency 1Point21 Interactive and...

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How much could your spinal cord injury cost you?

Spinal cord injuries affect over 17,000 people each year and arise from a variety of sources. Depending on whether your SCI is complete or incomplete determines a lot, including chances of recovery. Regardless of the recovery chances, SCIs often demand surgery, physical therapy and long-term changes to your life in order to adjust to...

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Watch for these signs of cerebral palsy in young babies

Cerebral palsy is a motor disability, meaning that it affects your baby’s ability to move normally. The cause of cerebral palsy is damage that occurs to a child’s brain in early infancy, sometimes even during birth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your child has cerebral palsy, it is important...

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Know the signs of retained surgical items

Many patients expect that they will recover quickly in the days and weeks after a procedure. If patients have retained surgical items, though, the recovery process may be more difficult. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, doctors leave surgical items behind in about 1,500 procedures each year. Although hospitals put measures in...

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Do patients forfeit their rights by signing a release before surgery?

In most hospitals, patients will need to sign some form of consent before undergoing a medical procedure. Many of these types of forms appear to be blanket releases. They may state that a patient acknowledges the risks of a procedure or that the hospital will not be responsible for a patient’s injuries. In reality,...

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Is Using My GPS Considered Distracted Driving?

The use of a GPS to guide you to your destination is one of the great benefits of modern electronics. Still, like any tech, you should use it responsibly. Many drivers may not realize that using a GPS while driving may count as distracted driving and could lead to a serious auto accident. If...

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What is the cognitive impact of a TBI?

After a motor vehicle accident, traumatic brain injuries are common. A TBI occurs when you receive a violent jolt to your head. This can happen when your head strikes an object or an object penetrates your skull. According to Fairview, in severe cases, a TBI can affect your cognition. Cognitive issues following TBI The...

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Know the facts about hypoxia

During the delivery process, an infant’s brain may not receive enough oxygen. This condition is known as hypoxia. If a baby does not receive treatment, he or she may develop a brain injury. Several elements of the birthing process may cause an infant to develop hypoxia. According to FindLaw, babies may experience a lack of...

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Know the dangers of electric scooters

Eco-friendly methods of transportation are gaining popularity. Electric scooters are a fantastic eco-friendly way to get around urban areas, but they can cause significant injury. If you or a family member has started to use an electric scooter, it is important to familiarize yourself with some of the risks. Here are some key safety...

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What are some common myths about dog bites and children?

The most likely person to suffer from a dog bite is an adult. However, when dogs bite children the injuries are often and much more severe. After a dog bites a child, there is often confusion on the part of the adults. Often, the adults claim that the child did not provoke the bite...

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