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Rise in Vaping Injuries Place E-Cigarette Companies Under Scrutiny

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Recently, vaping culture took the nation by storm, especially among users as young as 13 years old. Unlike cigarette use, vaping did not carry the same stigma of harmful effects of long-term use. In fact, many companies claimed that their e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative than smoking traditional cigarettes. This past week, health officials [ read more ]

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School Bus Accident Law: An Urgent Call for Accident Prevention

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The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has recently issued a press release urging drivers across the nation to practice extreme care and caution when approaching a school bus. Recently, five states have experienced serious tragedies involving school bus safety and student injury. It is important to remember that [ read more ]

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Personal Injury Law in the State of California: Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

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Surviving an accident can leave a person with anything from a minimal cut or scrape, to a catastrophic injury in which the individual may never fully recuperate from. Whether the injury transpired as a result of a burn, vehicle accident, slip and fall, or serious head impact, serious calamites will likely cause injuries that [ read more ]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: TBI Definition & Causes

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Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a number of different events. While a brain injury may seem minimal, they can present lifelong medical health issues. If you or someone you know has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s carelessness, seek the legal advice of a personal injury attorney who [ read more ]

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Helping Your Child Recover After a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children. However, brain injuries do not have to be severe to cause long-term damage. Instead, studies suggest children may be more likely to experience a host of issues after a [ read more ]

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Head Injuries Can Have Lasting Consequences for Children

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Although most children who suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) make a full recovery, those with moderate to severe cases may experience long-term effects. This information, outlined in a new study, is one that parents should be aware of when pursuing a personal injury case. Learn more about the lasting consequences of a [ read more ]

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Antidepressants May Reduce Risk of Depression in Traumatic Brain Injury Sufferers

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Statistics indicate that about half of all traumatic brain injury (TBI) sufferers experience depression within the first year of injury, and almost two-thirds display symptoms by the seventh year after injury. Generally caused by physical changes to the brain, these symptoms can greatly diminish a victim’s overall quality of life. A new study suggests [ read more ]

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FDA Approves New Head Injury Screening Test

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Each year, more than two million people visit the emergency room for a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of those, around 50,000 suffer a fatality. The rest recover over a wide range of time, and to varying degrees. The treatment and therapies made available to these survivors can play a critical role in the degree [ read more ]

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating effects on a person and in some cases can lead to permanent disability or death.  When a brain injury is caused due to the negligence or fault of another, our brain injury lawyers work with our clients to obtain compensation to allow our clients to obtain the life [ read more ]

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Brain Injury Awareness Day – Recognizing Those With Invisible Injury

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March 18, 2015 is Brain Injury Awareness Day. The personal injury lawyers  at Martinez & Schill want to bring attention to the facts and statistics surrounding brain injuries in the United States in connection with Brain Injury Awareness Month. The invisible signs of a brain injury, including: memory loss, concentration problems, insomnia, chronic pain, emotional and [ read more ]

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