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How to know if your headache is related to a brain injury

Perhaps it's been weeks since you were involved in a car accident but you're still not feeling like you've completely recovered. Maybe it wasn't a motor vehicle accident that caused your injuries, but a fall at a local New Jersey mall due to no caution or warning signs that the floors were wet at the time. Not every injury is always immediately apparent following an accident.

Therefore, even if you went to a local hospital for treatment when the incident occurred, the medical professionals tending to your care may not have diagnosed all your problems. Especially if you're suffering from headaches, you may want to research various signs of traumatic head injury and follow up with your physician if you think your current problems may have something to do with brain trauma.

What is cervical acceleration-deceleration syndrome?

Most people know cervical acceleration-deceleration syndrome by its more common name: Whiplash. Hollywood and television portray this literal pain in the neck as a way to obtain compensation from someone after an accident. The characters alleging this condition often end up portrayed as con artists or opportunists.

This puts a negative light on people who legitimately suffer from this condition, which most often occurs in rear-end collisions. During the impact, your neck moves violently forward and backward. The most common symptom does involve neck pain, but can involve other symptoms as well.

Brain injuries: No two are the same

Brain injuries impact you in your daily life in many ways. You may no longer be able to work like you did in the past, or you may find it hard to interact with the people you love. Your memory may fail you, or you may have trouble getting the right words out when you want to speak. Whatever happened because of your brain injury is a direct result of another person's negligence. You deserve to receive compensation for the way the injury has affected you as well as for the financial losses you face. 

A cut above: Board certified civil trial attorneys

Many people who need an attorney after being injured in an accident actually put little thought into the process. Maybe they open up the Yellow Pages and select the one with the flashy ad that stands out, or perhaps they do a quick Google search for the closest one in their community. But the bottom line is that they invest very little research into their choice of who will best represent their interests.

It's not that the clients are remiss in their duties when selecting their attorneys. Consumer laws against false advertising restrict attorneys from claiming to "specialize" in certain areas. While this is a good thing in most cases, to a layperson with little experience in dealing with the law, it can make the selection process more confusing.

Can you get PTSD from a car accident?

It may not be just the experience of war itself that leads to PTSD. Evidence now suggests that physical injury to the brain may create a vulnerability to the disorder, as vets who had suffered a traumatic brain injury or a concussion appear to be more susceptible to the disorder. 

If this is true, then it means that anybody who has suffered a physical brain injury could also be at risk of developing PTSD. This includes people who have been in a car accident, people who have been victims of domestic violence and others who have sufferered a traumatic brain injury through the negligence of another person.  

Cherry Hill Medical Malpractice Lawyer: Demand for Better Patient Protection from Hospital Mistakes

In the United States of America, nearly half a million people die from medical mistakes each year. Medical errors that result in medical malpractice rank as the third highest cause of death, after fatalities attributed to cardiovascular failure and cancer. Medical errors can include fatal mistakes committed by doctors, patient infections contracted post-surgery, problems with medical devices such as pacemakers and other medical implant devices, and a variety of other scenarios. Moreover, the issue of medical malpractice is a growing problem due to our aging population. 

Cherry Hill Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Failure to Diagnose Claims

According to a recent international study, patients are most apt to pursue legal action against their physician because of a delay or failure to diagnose a serious disease. The study data examined medical malpractice claims brought against primary care doctors in the United States, Australia, France and Canada. The results of the study are published in the journal BMJ Open

Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyers Discuss Laws for Large Breeds

In the spring of 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members Pam Lampitt and Benjie Wimberly. The bill would require fences for large dog breeds to be at least eight feet tall, and sets forth stricter rules for the leashing of larger dogs. The idea is not to discriminate against larger dogs, but to be realistic about the greater threat they have historically posed to public safety. 

Collingswood Personal Injury Lawyers: Tennis Pro Sues USTA for Negligence

Slip and fall accidents can be treacherous, resulting in serious injury for the victim. Canadian tennis star, Eugenie Bouchard, filed a lawsuit recently stating that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is responsible for a serious head injuryshe sustained after she slipped and fell in the women's locker room. According to Bouchard, the injury has caused her to withdraw from several tournaments and her national ranking has dropped from number five to 13. 

South Jersey Bicycle Accident Lawyers: Bike Accidents on the Rise

Bicycling is good for the heart, waistline and weight control. For these reasons, it comes as no surprise to see that many people are joining the cycling trend. Bicycling has seen its greatest increase coming from middle-aged Americans who enjoy the sport for fitness, commuting or adventure. Sadly, bicycle accident injuries and hospitalizations are increasing as popularity for the sport spreads throughout the adult population.