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Fracturing the Costal Cartilage 

The ribs are connected to the sternum by a thin layer of tissue called the costal cartilage. Like the ribs themselves, a costal cartilage fracture can take place. This is a severe issue that may lead to major complications. The ribs protect all of the vital organs in the chest. Some of these organs include:

Midshaft Ulna Fracture Recovery Time

A midshaft fracture of the ulna is a severe injury that may result in prolonged recovery time. The ulna works with the radius to provide structure, stability, and flexibility to the forearm. If someone suffers a broken ulna, this may cause significant quality of life issues. Despite this, there are still effective treatment options and many people regain their baseline level of functioning, allowing them to return to work or school. Some of the factors that play a role in the recovery time include the stability of the fracture, whether or not the injury requires surgery and the overall health of the individual.

Small Bowel Perforation

The small bowel plays a vital role in the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients. Perforation of the small bowel is a severe injury that may become life-threatening. Any small bowel perforation is both a medical and a surgical emergency. There are several causes of perforation of the small bowel. They include:

Treating a Broken Ulna

A broken ulna is a bone fracture that occurs in the forearm. The forearm is the part of the arm that runs from the elbow to the hand. It is made up of two separate bones which are the radius and the ulna. The ulna is the smaller of the two bones, making it easier to fracture. If someone suffers a blow to the forearm in an auto accident or following a slip and fall injury, he or she might suffer a fracture of the ulna. This diagnosis is typically confirmed using x-rays.

E-Cigarette Explosions Cause Devastating Injuries

E-cigarette explosions have not received the attention that other health concerns over vaping have encountered. But they should. In the two years between 2015 to 2017, over 2,000 users, suffering the effects of explosions and burns, have presented in the ER. The injuries range from flame burns to explosion damage. Some burns require tissue grafts, while others need extensive wound care. Explosive damage can result in facial fractures and tooth loss. Still, other blast injuries have resulted in death. Let’s take a look at e-cigarette explosions and their resulting trauma. We’ll also review industry efforts to avoid these injuries and the FDA’s response to the threat of e-cigarette explosions.

Challenging the Auto Industry in Defective Seat Back Cases

A defective seat back has the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to the vehicle’s occupants. Unfortunately, the auto industry appears to try to shirk responsibility at every turn. Nobody gets into a car expecting to be involved in a serious car accident. On the other hand, the vehicle’s occupants should expect the car to provide some degree of protection if an accident arises. This is where a defective seat back, and the consumer expectation test (CET), become critically important. Some of the key points that have been discussed include:

Opioid-Addicted Infants

The opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing issues facing this country today and, unfortunately, it even impacts newborn babies. According to a recent study that was published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine earlier in 2019, babies who have been exposed to opioids suffer more pain than those who do not. Even though opioid medications are effective at treating pain, they do have a number of different side effects and their use must be cautioned during pregnancy. If a pregnant mother takes opioids, she could be exposing her unborn child to the medication as well. While protocols do exist for treating symptoms of pain in opioid-addicted infants, these babies might actually need more attention than was previously thought. The results of this study could signal that a paradigm shift is needed in the way that opioid use during pregnancy is handled.

Construction Zone Crash When Semi Collides With Paver

A construction zone accident happened along Highway 99 when a tractor-trailer overturned on June 20. The reason the big rig overturned, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), was because it collided with a paving machine placed there by Caltrans. The collision occurred about 4:00 in the morning close to Fruitridge Road, and workers on the project were present at the time. The accident report said that the big rig struck the paver while two workers were on it. One worker jumped into the other worker’s lap to avoid being hit by the semi. The driver of the big rig and both Caltrans workers were injured in the accident and transported to a nearby hospital. None of the injuries appeared to be major, according to a CHP spokesman.