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Things to know about personal injury cases involving minors

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You want to keep your children safe at all times. Unfortunately, there are situations in which their safety is out of your control. What do you do when your child receives an injury due to someone else's negligence?

While no amount of money can make up for a loss, a personal injury claim is a way for you to seek recompense for your child's and your family's suffering. Before you file your case, there are a few things you should be aware of.

Why you should be wary of medical lien agreements

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Whether you sustain an injury on the job, in an auto collision or due to another accident, it can be overwhelming to take care of all the obligations that follow. You must seek out the medical care you need, of course, but you may also need to negotiate time off work and secure legal representation, too. Some of these tasks may entail extensive paperwork, which can seem overwhelming.

There is one particular document, however, that you should be wary of. When you receive medical treatment, your provider might request that you sign a medical lien agreement form. There are several things you should understand about this paperwork before you agree to sign it.

Medical costs can be deducted from compensation

What happens when a support provider dies?

Many parents rely on the support of their former partner to cover the expenses associated with raising a child. According to the Congressional Research Service, child support payouts can cumulatively amount to $22.5 billion in a single year. These funds are often a lifesaver for families, but what happens when a provider of child support passes away? The answer depends on the circumstances surrounding the death.

Parents who are still in need of support after the death of a provider may be able to attain it in several ways. It is important to research your legal options if you want to ensure the coverage of your child's needs and that you receive the support you need.

Medications are the top cause of allergy-related deaths

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You probably know that an severe allergic reaction can lead to death. Your first thought might be peanuts since that is what is in the news these days. Many people are seriously allergic to peanuts and cannot eat anything that contains a peanut component.

However, non-food items can cause deadly allergic reactions. Among the allergy-inducing items are medications, some of which are very common.

Was a loved one harmed in a nursing home?

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The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services in Georgia reports that abuse of the elderly and disabled adults is one of the most underreported problems in the United States. Even worse, abuse of these at-risk adults is typically intentional. Even neglect can be deliberate. A caregiver withholds medication or refuses to bathe an elderly adult. Elder abuse occurs in a person's home and in assisted living or nursing care facilities.

Warning signs of nursing home neglect

Anaphylactic shock calls for speedy response

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You have read stories of people suffering from sudden, violent allergic reactions - to medicines, to latex, to certain foods like peanuts, soy milk and shellfish, to bee stings. The name of this reaction, which seizes the entire body, is anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis takes people by surprise. While most people going into anaphylactic shock survive, an estimated 1,000 Americans die, often within minutes of the allergic reaction.

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Emotional trauma can lead to problems after a crash

Many people think about having physical injuries when they are involved in a car accident. While those are the most easily noticed, other injuries can also occur. Emotional trauma, which can include serious conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, are not uncommon.

The occurrence of emotional trauma isn't something that should be swept under the rug. Emotional trauma is something that must be taken very seriously and treated according to protocols that take the sudden and unexpected accident into account.

Fight back against the effects of distracted trucking

Distracted trucking is an avoidable cause of semi truck crashes. These truckers made a decision to do something other than focus on the road and now you are left paying the consequences for their choice. The injury you suffered might be one that affects you for the rest of your life. This harrowing thought is one that might spur you to take action.

You have the right to seek compensation for your injury. This can be one step in taking control of your life. The compensation that you seek can help you to pay the bills that you have because of the accident. When your claim is successful, you might find that you aren't facing the financial stress that you've had since the accident.

Did your newborn suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth?

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The brachial plexus is a group of nerve fibers that attach to the spine structure in your neck. These nerve fibers connect to your arms and hands. Over-stretching, compressing or tearing these fibers can lead to pain, loss of function and even paralysis.

While people of any age can suffer brachial plexus injuries, it is most commonly experienced by infants during the birthing process. In fact, it occurs in about two to five out of every 1000 births each year and is one of the most common forms of birth injuries.

Causes of brachial plexus injuries in newborns

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