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Common Types of Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can occur due to accidents, repetitive use, or chronic medical conditions. No matter the cause, shoulder problems can be painful and may interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks. Here are some of the most common types of shoulder injuries: Dislocated Shoulder A dislocation is when your shoulder rotates or is pulled back too far and your arm bone pops out of the socket. This can lead to pain and swelling as … Continue reading “Common Types of Shoulder Injuries”

What Makes Semi-Truck Crashes Different

Semi-trucks log more hours and travel more miles on Arizona highways than most passenger automobiles. When a large truck crashes into a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are the ones most likely to suffer. The statistics from 2018 are staggering. According to an analysis of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11% of all motor vehicle crash deaths that year occurred in large truck accidents. In semi-truck crashes, 96% … Continue reading “What Makes Semi-Truck Crashes Different”

The Rights of Pedestrians in Arizona

Every year in the city of Tucson, pedestrians are involved in accidents with motor vehicles. Some of these collisions lead to pedestrian death and many who survive have serious injuries. A significant portion of these crashes are due to the driver’s negligence. According to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 28-794, drivers must exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian. More information about pedestrian rights: Who is a Pedestrian in Arizona? The state of Arizona … Continue reading “The Rights of Pedestrians in Arizona”

How Medical Malpractice Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, or CP, is one of the most devastating and debilitating types of birth injury. Not all infants that suffer from this condition are victims of a medical mistake. However, physician conduct can account for a significant portion of cerebral palsy cases. What is Cerebral Palsy? When a birth is difficult or a health professional makes an error, it can lead to cerebral palsy. This condition results from damage to the developing brain that … Continue reading “How Medical Malpractice Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy”

The Different Degrees of Burns

Burns are some of the most serious and painful injuries possible and burn treatments and other related expenses cost 7.5 billion dollars each year in the United States. There are different degrees of burns and the more severe the injury, the greater its potential impact on the victim’s quality of life. The different types of burns are: First-Degree Burns First-degree burns affect only the epidermis, which is the outer layer of your skin. These are … Continue reading “The Different Degrees of Burns”

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can occur when a blow to the head causes the brain to move rapidly and collide with the skull, causing brain swelling. This type of injury can have serious consequences, especially if you do not seek appropriate medical care. Some more information about concussions: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) You may hear people use the terms “concussion” and “TBI” together or interchangeably. A concussion … Continue reading “What is a Concussion?”

When to Call a Malpractice Lawyer

When you go to the doctor, you expect to leave feeling better. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals can act negligently and this can result in unnecessary pain and suffering. Sometimes, it is difficult to tell who is at fault for a medical error. If you suspect that you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, you should call Grabb & Durando … Continue reading “When to Call a Malpractice Lawyer”

Common Injuries in Vehicle Collisions

Motor vehicle collisions can result in serious injuries. Sometimes, these are life-threatening and are immediately apparent after the accident. In other cases, you may not feel any pain for several days. It is important to always see a doctor after a car accident so that you can get the medical help you need for any injuries you sustained. Some of the most common injuries in auto accidents include: Head and Brain Injuries During an impact, … Continue reading “Common Injuries in Vehicle Collisions”

What to Know About Staph Infection After Surgery

Surgery can be a stressful experience. One possible complication from surgical procedures is a Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infection. Staph bacteria can infect any area of the body and it is possible to carry staph without having any symptoms of infection. As a result, surgeons and medical practitioners need to be extremely careful and follow strict hygienic procedures to reduce the risk of these types of infections. Here are some facts that you should know about … Continue reading “What to Know About Staph Infection After Surgery”

When You Can File a Product Liability Lawsuit

Every year defective or dangerous products injure thousands of people. Product liability law encompasses injuries that are caused by a wide variety of consumer products. The law requires these to meet certain expectations for safety. If a product has an unexpected defect or danger, then those who were affected can file a lawsuit against any manufacturers or sellers in the distribution chain.  Here are some facts you should know about product liability lawsuits:  Product Liability … Continue reading “When You Can File a Product Liability Lawsuit”