Concussions: Important Signs You Don’t Want to Miss
Published in Personal Injury on December 14, 2018
Concussions are some of the most commonly seen traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. These injuries occur when something strikes the head or when external forces cause the head to collide with hard objects or surfaces. Some of the most common causes of concussions include car crashes, sports accidents, and interpersonal violence. Concussions affect everyone…read more
What Is Infant Cephalohematoma?
A child can sustain injuries in many ways during the birth process, and an uncommon but potentially dangerous condition that can result from a birth injury is infant cephalohematoma. This condition occurs in about 2% of all live births in the United States. While it is not definitively fatal or life-threatening, it may still cause…read more
Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston
Massachusetts, especially the Boston area, has a long-standing reputation of being difficult for drivers. Traffic is very congested in most of the Boston metropolitan area, and several intersections are notorious for being some of the most dangerous areas for drivers. All drivers in the Boston area, both residents and visitors, should know the most dangerous…read more
What Is Quadriplegia?
Published in Personal Injury on June 30, 2018
In 2013, a study revealed that almost one in every 50 people in the United States suffers from paralysis. Quadriplegia is one of the types of paralysis; it occurs when someone loses mobility and sensation in all four limbs and the torso. Quadriplegia is a severe condition with many life-changing effects on a victim. Some…read more
When Can Cell Phone Search Results Be Used as Evidence?
Published in Personal Injury on June 28, 2018
In investigations for civil and criminal cases, attorneys will go to great lengths to obtain the evidence needed to win a case. Social media has become a source for information and potential evidence for or against people. Although many people call it an invasion of privacy, attorneys can use cell phone search results as evidence….read more
Checking a Doctor’s Credentials
Many people trust health insurance companies to contract with top-quality doctors, hospitals, and state licensing agencies. Unfortunately, many insurers regularly use practitioners who are subpar at best. Some may even have medical disciplinary actions, medical malpractice claims, and other negative marks on their records. Different Ways to Research a Doctor Although no federal database provides…read more
Narcan – What Is It?
Narcan is the brand name of naloxone, an antidote for heroin and other opiates – prescription pills such as oxycodone, morphine, codeine, methadone, and Vicodin. Narcan blocks the opiate’s effects and can reverse an overdose. Overdoses occur after taking too much of a drug. If a person stops breathing during an overdose, serious brain damage…read more
Marijuana Versus Opioid Abuse
Marijuana may seem to be taking over the headlines today, with new laws and policies regarding it frequently making news. In fact, it is legal under state law to purchase marijuana for some medical treatments in 31 states. Although it is just now making legal waves in the United States, cannabis treated and managed pain…read more
How Do Medical Records Affect Your Injury Claim?
Published in Personal Injury on October 2, 2017
Claims to pursue financial recovery for personal injuries depend upon documentation of said injuries. It is the injured party’s burden of proof to show that he or she has suffered real, compensable damages in the accident. Proving an injury requires more than showing up in court in a cast or wheelchair. The civil courts demand…read more
The Rule Against Hearsay in Injury Cases
Published in Personal Injury on June 30, 2017
“Hearsay” is a legal term used both criminal and civil courtroom proceedings to describe any statement other than one made by a sworn witness being examined in the courtroom under oath, and offered as evidence of the truth of the matter at hand. If you are a fan of courtroom procedurals on TV, you are accustomed to…read more