Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS),1 also commonly referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a serious and long-lasting condition that causes chronic pain in sufferers, along with many other symptoms. Pain syndromes such as CPRS and RSD commonly develop after an individual sustains a serious traumatic injury and can prolong the pain suffered as a result of the injury. Traumatic injuries often occur in accidents that are caused by the negligence of others and, in such cases, victims of pain syndromes are entitled to compensation for their losses relating not only to their traumatic injury but to … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of accidental injury in the United States. While the large majority of slips, trips, or falls result in little more than a bruise or fleeting embarrassment, they also have the capability of causing extremely serious injuries. In fact, the National Safety Council indicates1 that slip and fall accidents are responsible for nearly nine million emergency department visits each year. In cases when these accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, injured parties can often recover for both their economic and noneconomic losses. An experienced attorney can help ensure … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury
If you have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from a person who knew they were infected, you are likely extremely angry and want a sense of justice. The civil justice system does not allow you to simply march into a courtroom and point fingers, however, and in order to file a viable legal claim, you must have what is referred to as a “cause of action.” This cause of action as well as the facts to support your claim must be set out in the complaint that you file to initiate the lawsuit. If you do not adequately … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury
Almost everyone has slipped or tripped and fallen down at some point in their lives. Many people who slip and fall suffer minor cuts or bruises only and do not require any type of professional medical care for their injuries to heal. Other slip and fall victims, however, suffer injuries that are surprisingly serious and can require a substantial amount of expensive medical treatment. If you suffer serious injuries in a slip and fall accident because of a dangerous hazard on another person’s property, you should always speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to see if you can recover … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury
Anyone who has a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home should be aware of the common signs1 of the different types of nursing home abuse or neglect. Such abuse or neglect by nursing home staff can cause significant physical, mental, and emotional injuries to elderly residents, many of whom may not be able to adequately express that the abuse is occurring or who may be afraid to tell anyone. For this reason, relatives should be particularly vigilant regarding the health of nursing home residents.
Once you have determined that abuse did cause injury to your … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury