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Spinal Cord Damage in ATV Accidents

Spinal Cord Damage in ATV Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento. As children grow into adults, their bodies change in many ways. One of the most important organs, the spinal cord, develops and extends nerves to provide innervation to the various parts of the body. If the spinal cord is damaged, the development of a child can be derailed.

Spinal cord injuries have the potential to change someone’s life permanently. According to the Brain Injury Center, some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

A Ventral Hernia: How is it Treated?

A Ventral Hernia: How is it Treated?

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. People can sustain many different types of abdominal injuries in an accident. These include internal organ contusions, muscle strains, and even hernias. For those who may not know, a hernia is a term used to describe the protrusion of an internal organ through a muscular wall that typically encloses it. There are lots of different risk factors that may place someone at risk of developing a hernia. According to information that has been published by Virtual Medical Centre (myVMC):

  • Any form of weakness of the abdominal muscles can increase the risk of a hernia developing.

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Medical Management vs. Surgical Management of a Disc Herniation

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. There are many types of spinal cord injuries that can occur. Some of these injuries could result in paralysis while others could be a simple muscle sprain or strain. Perhaps the most common spinal cord injury is a herniated disc. The spinal cord has soft discs between the vertebrae that act as cushions for the bones and nerves. The role of the disc is to absorb the shock-like forces that travel up and down the spine with everyday life. A disc herniation occurs when this disc ruptures and the nucleus pulposus (the cartilaginous interior of the disc) bursts through the annulus fibrosis. According to a statistical review that was published in the Statistics Pearls section of PubMed:

  • The most common cause of a disc herniation is the gradual deterioration of the disc itself as people age.

Steroids for Spinal Cord Injuries

Steroids for Spinal Cord Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. When it comes to a spinal cord injury, some of the complications could be permanent. Examples of possible complications that someone could sustain include:

  • Permanent loss of motor function in the arms and legs.

A Rare Medical Case: Air in the Spinal Canal

A Rare Medical Case: Air in the Spinal Canal

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of the body. It sends out nerve projections to the arms, legs, chest, and torso, allowing people to perform various motor functions and receive a variety of sensory signals. The spinal cord is protected by bony vertebrae. However, despite this protection, serious injuries can still occur. According to information that has been published by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center (NSCSC):

  • About 54 people out of every one million citizens in the United States will suffer an injury to the spinal cord every year.

Children and Pedestrian Injuries

Children and Pedestrian Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. It is a tremendous tragedy whenever a car accident involves pedestrian injuries. However, the stakes are even higher when the person being struck is a child. There are several reasons why children are at a higher risk of being hit by cars than adults. Some of these reasons include:

  • Vision Issues: When people are driving, they keep their eyes in front of them, scanning for potential obstacles or other motor vehicles. Sometimes, the hood of a car or the view out of the back mirror can be limited. Children are often too short to be seen in front of a vehicle. This increases the chance of being hit by a vehicle.

Demolition Accidents

Demolition Accidents: Construction in Reverse

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Demolition is the process of tearing down a structure or a part of a structure in a controlled manner. It involves the use of a variety of equipment including bulldozers, excavators, cranes, wrecking balls, rotational hydraulic shears, and many more. Depending on the requirements, a structure could be taken down piecemeal, knocked down completely using a wrecking ball or a high reach arm, or blasted using explosives. Irrespective of the method employed, demolition is an inherently risky activity where even the slightest of missteps could have serious consequences.

Risks Involved in Demolition Work

Restaurant Worker Accidents

Restaurant Worker Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. With a workforce of over 11 million, the restaurant industry is one of the largest employment generators in the United States. It is also the industry that employs a large number of teenagers, who make up nearly 30% of the total workforce. Data shows that nearly one in three workers in the country started out by working at a restaurant in some capacity.

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Blindness Following Facial Fractures

Blindness Following Facial Fractures

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Car accidents can range widely in their severity. Even fender benders can result in serious injuries. According to information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Thousands of people are killed every year in the United States in car accidents.

Chest Trauma in a Drill Press Accident

Chest Trauma in a Drill Press Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Most people understand that damage to the chest can lead to serious medical problems. Home to vital organs such as the heart and lungs, the chest is protected by the rib cage. Unfortunately, these ribs often aren’t enough to prevent people from suffering major medical complications if they experience chest trauma. According to a study that was recently published in the Surgical Clinics of North America:

  • Injuries to the chest are cited as the cause of death in around a quarter of all traumatic fatalities in the developed world.

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