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 Pediatric Femoral Neck Fracture

Pediatric Femoral Neck Fracture

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova personal injury lawyer. In the world of femur fractures, some injuries are more severe than others. A medical team of professional orthopedics published statistics regarding femur fractures. The report found that:

  • Femur Fractures are Rising: The Journal of American Academic Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that more than a quarter of a million people sustain a femur fracture on a yearly basis. In a few decades, they expect this number to double.

ATV Injuries in Children

ATV Injuries in Children

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Extreme sports are an excellent source of both exercise and entertainment in this country, and many people grow up riding bikes, ATVs, and skateboards. However, due to the nature of these sports, it is critical to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. Recently, a review article was published about a crash that discussed some of the injuries that children can have as a result of ATVs and the implications for these injuries going forward.

The article published by a team of medical specialists discusses some of the serious injuries that children are prone to suffering while riding an ATV. The severity of the accidents that children sustain while riding an ATV can vary. Some kids may only suffer scrapes and bruises as a result of a crash. However, like cars, ATVs are also prone to rollover accidents. When ATVs roll over, there isn’t any metal frame to separate the rider from the ground. As a result, some of the children can sustain traumatic brain injuries. These happen because the head is the highest point over the ATV and often strikes the ground first in an ATV accident. The article goes on to discuss that helmets can sharply decrease the chances of suffering a traumatic brain injury in a crash. Other common injuries that children can sustain while riding an ATV include bone fractures. Some of the common fractures mentioned include a broken humerus, fractures of the radius and ulna, and a fractured tibia.

 Abdominal Trauma Causing Aneurysms

Abdominal Trauma Causing Aneurysms

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. When people hear about an aneurysm, most think about the brain. While it is true that many deadly aneurysms take place in the brain, these can occur in almost any blood vessel in the body. Aneurysms are swellings that resemble balloons that occur on the outside of blood vessels. If these balloons burst, they can lead to severe bleeding. If not stopped, this could be fatal. Some of the critical statistics regarding aneurysms include:

  • About 4% of people over the age of 65 is living with an aneurysm in their chest or abdomen.

 Urinary Tract Lacerations with Pelvic Fractures

Urinary Tract Lacerations with Pelvic Fractures

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Some wounds that are sustained in traumatic accidents receive more attention than others, but even those injuries that are occasionally overlooked are significant. Such is the case with urinary tract injuries that are often accompanied by pelvic fractures. These injuries can absolutely have a significant adverse impact on someone’s quality of life.

While urinary tract injuries are often injuries that people are uncomfortable to talk about, they are nonetheless essential and can be a severe problem should they develop. Most urinary tract injuries develop when someone suffers a direct blow to their groin. There are many ways that these types of injuries can come about:

Missed Injuries in the Elderly

Missed Injuries in the Elderly Population

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. It is possible to overlook an injury when someone has sustained multiple injuries in a traumatic event. This is common among the older population. While the extent of injuries is just as broad as the accidents that cause them, there are some injuries that older people tend to sustain more than others. Examples of some of these injuries include:

  • Hip Fractures: Older individuals often develop osteoporosis, which makes it easier for them to suffer bone fractures. One of the commonly injured bones is the hip. Hip fractures often happen during a fall due to balance and mobility issues that older individuals develop.

Brain Injury from a Jaw Fracture

Brain Injury from a Jaw Fracture

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Whenever someone gets into a car, there is always a risk an accident can happen. Whether it is a severe multi-car pileup or minor fender benders, an injury can still occur. Some of the statistics surrounding injuries and auto accidents include:

  • In frontal car accidents, about 90% of the injuries occur in either the chest or the head area.

Northern California Firestorm Victims Can Get Help

Northern California Firestorm Victims Can Get Help

I’m Ed Smith, a North Bay Fire Injury Lawyer. Last October, Northern California faced one of the most devastating natural disasters in modern California history. Multiple wind-driven fires ignited and for several weeks, the blazes burned through numerous counties including California’s famous wine country. In the end, this disaster also called the Northern California Firestorm, scorched over 245,000 acres, destroyed 8,000 structures and left thousands of people homeless. Forty-four people lost their lives, and at least 185 people were injured.

I want to express my sincere sympathy to the survivors who lost their loved ones in the devastating fires.

 Thigh Compartment Syndrome with a Femur Fracture

 Thigh Compartment Syndrome with a Femur Fracture

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. When someone sustains a severe injury, it is essential to know what to do next. Seeking professional medical care as quickly as possible is always a good idea because it can minimize the chances of a severe complication developing. One of the difficulties that can grow with the diagnosis of a femur fracture is called compartment syndrome. For those who don’t know, the femur is the thick leg bone that makes up the thigh. As with any severe injury, swelling at the site of the bone fracture can occur. When this swelling happens around the leg, it can start to choke off the blood, oxygen, and nutrients that the tissue needs to survive. Some of the symptoms of compartment syndrome that people should watch out for include:

  • Increased pressure and feeling of tightness around the injury.

Pedestrian Cervical Spine Injuries in Children

Pedestrian Cervical Spine Injuries in Children

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. The spinal cord is one of the most critical parts of the body. Because of its vulnerable nature, it is protected by the bony vertebrae of the spine as it runs from the base of the brain down towards the pelvis. Along the way, the spinal cord projects many nerves that travel to different areas of the body. With these nerves, motor signals are relayed to the limbs, and sensory information is passed back to the brain. Unfortunately, if any of these nerves are damaged, the results can often be permanent. If this happens in children, it could cause growth and development problems. Some of the statistics from the American Spinal Injury Association regarding spinal cord injuries in children include:

  • About 20% of all spinal cord injuries occur in children.

 Sideswipe Injuries Can Cause Amputation

Sideswipe Injuries Can Cause Amputation

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. For many teenagers, learning how to drive and getting their license is seen as a rite of passage. Most parents ingrain into their children’s minds that accidents and injuries can happen when someone gets behind the wheel of a car. While some injuries are relatively minor, such as scrapes, bruises, or lacerations, others can be severe or even life-threatening. Some car accidents can lead to someone sustaining an amputation injury.

A team of medical professionals published a recent article discussing how amputation injuries can take place in an auto accident. The researchers reviewed numerous case reports from their local area and found that sideswipe injuries appear to cause amputation at higher rates. These rates also seemed to increase during the warmer months. During their investigation, they found that people often had their arms or legs hanging outside of the window or door of their motor vehicle. For example, one case described someone who had his arm sticking out of the window when a garbage truck collided with his side of the car. This led to almost a complete tear of all of the major nerves, arteries, and blood vessels in his arm. He had to be rushed to the operating room for emergency surgery so that his arm could be amputated before he bled to death. The article closed with some simple recommendations to prevent these injuries, including:

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