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Key elements to know for medical device claims

Medical devices should assist individuals through the healing process or help to sustain their lives after traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, when dealing with defective medical devices, they may cause more harm than good.

Thankfully, people may be able to seek retribution through a claim. There are a few key elements to know in regard to the medical device claim process.

Elements of a premise liability claim

Accidents occur on a daily basis, though it may be possible for individuals to avoid them on certain occasions. For instance, when an individual receives injury due to the negligence of a landowner, a premise liability claim may help to receive proper compensation.

In order to file a successful claim, it is important to understand the aspects of the claim process. There are a few key elements of a premise liability claim.

Symptoms and complications of spinal cord injuries

A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord sustains damage, either by a traumatic event or disease. Injuries to the spinal cord can have various symptoms. The exact symptoms can depend on the location and severity of each spinal cord injury.

Most symptoms occur at the location of the injury and below. Symptoms range from mild to life-threatening. So, what are the consequences and complications of different spinal cord injuries? Read below to learn more. 

Types of birth injuries to mothers

When individuals think of birth injuries, the child is normally the focus. However, there are possible birth injuries to the mother as well.

If you or a loved one recently gave birth and are experiencing difficulty, it may be possible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. There are a couple of common birth injuries that mothers should be aware of.

Key factors of a strong brain injury case

Auto accidents occur on a daily basis, and many times they result in brain injury, ranging from minor to permanent damage. If you or a loved one suffers from brain injuries or impairment due to an accident that was not your fault, you may qualify for an auto accident claim.

Brain injury cases are taken very seriously, and claimants must execute them properly in order for the courts to validate them, or for the other party's insurer to offer a reasonable settlement. There are a few key factors to know about that may help in building a strong personal injury case for your brain injury.

Understanding birth injury claims and key factors

Many parents have a natural inclination to protect their children, and during birth, parents trust their doctors to bring their children into the world healthy and well. But what happens when the doctor's actions cause a child harm?

If your child was injured during birth due to circumstances that could have been avoided, a birth injury claim may be an option. There are a few things you should understand about this type of claim.

What symptoms of nursing abuse and neglect should I watch for?

If you recently moved your senior parent into a nursing home in Georgia, you may be wondering how you can protect him or her from nursing home abuse and neglect. The signs of mistreatment and danger are not always obvious to visitors and family members. Take some time to learn how to spot the signs of nursing home abuse so you can take immediate actions to protect them. 

Here is a brief overview of signs of abuse and neglect that can occur in an assisted living center. 

Distracted truck drivers can cause catastrophic crashes

Everyone knows that distracted driving has taken on greater meaning with the advent of cell phones. The chance of costly and deadly accidents increases when it involves truck drivers using phones while behind the wheel. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration understands the magnitude of crashes caused by eighteen-wheelers and has put regulations in place to reduce that risk.

FMCSA rules explicitly address the use of cell phones. These not only include restrictions for cell phone use but also define just what using a mobile device means.

Symptoms of bedsores to watch for

Decubitus ulcers, also called bedsores, are very common in people who are confined to a bed or unable to move. Patients in the hospital, those being cared for at home and residents in nursing homes can get bedsores. The sores occur where the weight of a person’s body presses against a firm surface, such as a bed, wheelchair or bedside chair. They can form on the hip, tailbone, elbows, heels, shoulder blades and bottom of the feet. 

The pressure between the person’s body and the bed temporarily cuts off the blood supply to the skin, which injures the skin cells. Over time, without good blood circulation, the skin starts to show open sores or blisters. Eventually, the damage can go to the bone. Other complications can occur as well, such as bone and blood infections. 

Three very good reasons to hire a personal injury attorney

Maybe you suffered a slip-and-fall accident while you were in the hospital for surgery. Perhaps you were in a recent car crash. Whatever the cause, you now have serious injuries through no fault of your own, and you need help paying medical bills and recouping lost wages from your time away from work. While you could file a claim against an insurance company yourself, is that the best idea?

Perhaps you should consider legal help. To that end, here are three good reasons to engage the services of a personal injury attorney.

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