Category - Personal Injury Primer

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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