Category - Personal Injury Primer

Traumatic Brain Injury Part IV: Classification, Prognosis & Treatment

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In the final installment to our series on Traumatic Brain Injury and Litigation, we will be discussing the processes of classification, prognosis, and treatment plans. We discussed brain anatomy and function, the specific signs and symptoms of brain injury, and the screening and the diagnosis process for TBI in Part I (found here), Part II […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Part III: Screening and Diagnosis

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a clinical diagnosis however, no single test is able to definitively confirm the diagnosis of TBI.  In Part III of our series on Traumatic Brain Injury and Litigation, we will be discussing the screening and diagnosis process. We discussed brain anatomy and function, and the specific signs and symptoms of […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Part II: Symptoms

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NPUSA nurses have reviewed a number of cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI) in recent months.  TBI is a complex subject and the diagnostic process is often complicated.  Plaintiff and defense attorneys alike will find it helpful to review some facts.  The following is Part II in our series on Traumatic Brain Injury and Litigation. […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Know The Facts Before You Litigate, Part I

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NPUSA nurses have reviewed a number of cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI) in recent months.  TBI is a complex subject and the diagnostic process is often complicated.  Plaintiff and defense attorneys alike will find it helpful to review some facts.  This month’s blog will discuss brain anatomy and function.  Next month’s blog will review […]

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Personal Injury Primer: Demonstrating Exacerbation of Pre-existing Injuries

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Demonstrating exacerbation of pre-existing injuries through medical records documentation. Have a client with extensive pre-accident complaints and injuries?  A careful review of pre – and post-accident medical documentation along with direct conversations with your client can help you establish that his or her pre-existing complaints were exacerbated by the accident in question. Here’s how: 1.     […]

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Heat Stroke in Athletes

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, heat stress is the number one cause of death among U.S. high school athletes. Although most athletic trainers are well aware of recognition and treatment strategies, exertional heat illness continues to plague athletes. This writer reviewed a case a few years ago in which a young, healthy college […]

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Personal Injury Primer: Electrical Injuries

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Part I: Electrical Injury and Cataracts It is a well-known fact that any type of electrical injury can cause serious to life threatening injuries.  One lesser known complication of electrical injury is cataract formation.  In fact, the incidence of cataracts after electrical injury is as high as 6.2%. Cataract formation has the potential to be […]

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Personal Injury Primer: Airbags and the Potential for Injury

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Airbags were mandated in all cars and light trucks in the United States in 1998 (Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991).  Studies show that overall, airbags decrease injury rates and save lives.  In particular, air bags minimize the risk of life-threatening injuries to an occupant’s head, neck, face, chest, and abdomen.  However, they also […]

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