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Most amputations involve small body parts such as a finger, rather than an entire limb. About 65,000 surgical amputations are performed in the United States each year. In the United States, there are approximately 350,000 amputees, with some 135,000 new amputations occurring each year.
If you have suffered an amputation as a result of a car accident or defective product call an Easton, PA personal injury lawyer.
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Eight of ten adults will suffer from some form of back pain during his or her lifetime. As a result, back pain is the second leading cause of work absences.
Back pain can be caused by falls, automobile collisions and workplace accidents. Back pain can be excruciating and disabling in nature.
Fortunately, conservative treatments such as bed rest, brief absences from work, medications, physical therapy sessions, etc., can effectively treat the symptoms of back pain and discomfort.
In some instances, the injury victim's pain and discomfort does not resolve after conservative care. Sometimes the patient will experience pain down the leg or in the buttock region. In those cases, the patient should seek immediate medical care from a back specialist such as an orthopedic physician, a neurologist or neurosurgeon. These physicians may not be satisfied with x-ray studies because these types of radiological tests do not show all conditions that may exist along the spinal column. An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) test or a CAT scan (Computerized Tomography) allows the doctor to evaluate the patient thoroughly and to render a proper diagnosis to the patient.
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Over 50,000 people die from brain injuries annually and 75,000 - 95,000 people will be permanently injured this year. 50% of all brain injury cases are caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Brain injury is caused by three major factors: Bruising, Tearing, and Swelling. Bruising is caused by the brain hitting against the skull when the body comes to a sudden stop. (i.e. car accidents) Tearing is caused by the head jerking forward and backwards very violently. Swelling is caused by the agents the body sends to a certain part of the body when it is injured. Since the skull is not flexible the fluids build up within the brain putting pressure on it.
If you have been in a major accident and suspect brain injury get to the emergency room immediately. If the accident was due to another's negligence contact a personal injury lawyer.
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The average person can expect to have two fractured bones over a lifetime. A broken bone is caused by a sudden and powerful force exerted to the bone. Fractures can be as harmless as a tiny hairline crack or as dangerous as the bone puncturing the skin. After a moderate to severe automobile accident broken bones are common especially in the leg area. If you suspect you have a broken bone get medical aid as soon as possible. If your injury was due to the negligence of another person, contact a personal injury lawyer.
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Every year 1.5 million people suffer from burn injuries. 7,000 of these people die.
Burns are categorized into three major classifications:
First Degree Burns - The least severe of the three. Causes ranging from sun burn to short contact with something hot. This type of burn only effects the first layer of skin and causes redness and slight pain.
Second Degree Burn - Causes range from contact with something hot to exposure to an open flame. This type of burn effects the second layer of skin and causes blistering in the burn area.
Third Degree Burn- The most severe of the three. Mainly caused by prolonged exposure to very hot surfaces or open flame. This type of burn effects the tissue underneath the skin and causes the area to turn black and crack open.
If you have been burned as a result of a car accident or defective product call a personal injury lawyer.
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A wrongful death is the result of the negligence of a person or company causing someone to die. The United States allows survivors of the deceased to collect compensation. Compensation may come in the form of projected earnings of the victim, loss of companionship, expenses occurred because of death, and pain and suffering to name a few.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone's negligence call a Easton PA personal injury lawyer.
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FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a condition in which the victim suffers from fatigue and 11 to 18 painful pressure points scattered on the body. It is estimated that 3 - 8 million people suffer from fibromyalgia in the United States alone.
Some of the causes of Fibromyalgia are as follows:

  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Chemical changes in the brain
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Changes in muscle metabolism
  • Abnormalities in the nervous system

There is no cure for Fibromyalgia but medicine and therapy is used to alleviate the pain and reestablish sleep patterns. If you or a loved one was involved in an Easton PA accident causing or aggravating fibromyalgia or a Northampton County accident resulting in fibromyalgia, it is important to protect your legal rights.
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Paralysis is defined as the loss or impairment of the ability to move or feel a body part. Paralysis is usually caused by a spinal injury where the nervous system is damaged. There is currently no cure for paralysis but promising development is underway.
Paralysis is most commonly caused by:

  • Vehicular accidents 36%
  • Violent crimes 28%
  • Slips & Falls 21%
  • Sports-related 6%
  • Other 9%

If you or a loved one suffers from paralysis at the fault of another call an Easton PA personal injury lawyer today.
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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) is a chronic condition associated with severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, tissue swelling, excessive sweating and extreme sensitivity to touch. It can occur after injuries from high-velocity impacts. One visible sign of R.S.D near the site of injury is warm, shiny red skin that later becomes cool and bluish. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the injury and gets worse over time. Eventually the joints become stiff from disuse, and the skin, muscles, and bone atrophy. The symptoms of RSD vary depending on the severity and duration.
RSD is treated with a variety of drugs. A good prognosis of RSD can usually be made if it is detected within the first three months of the symptoms.
If you were injured as a result of an accident and suffer from RSD call an Easton PA personal injury lawyer.
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A severe scar is one of the most painful and obvious injuries you can suffer. A scar can leave a permanent mark and a lifelong memory of an accident. A scar from a severe accident may require plastic surgery to attempt to correct deformities and unsightly scars caused by an accident.
If you have suffered scars as a result of a car accident or defective product call an Easton, PA personal injury lawyer.
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TMJ, abbreviated for temporomandibular joint syndrome is a medical problem that concerns the jaw joint. The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull adjacent to the ear. Problems in this area can cause head and neck pain, problems with chewing and eating, locking of the jaw, and/or popping noises when one chews. It can be painful and annoying and can adversely affect one's ability to enjoy eating.

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Under section 301 (a) of the Pennsylvania Code, every employer is responsible for any accidents or deaths that may occur to their employees while in the course of their employement. Employers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must provide workers compensation coverage for all employees.
Benefits are determined on a Total Disability or Partial Disability Status. Total disability applies to workers who are totally disabled and unable to work at all. Partial disability applies to workers who can no longer fulfill their previous position because of a work injury but are still able to work.
Compensation may be paid out for work induced injury, illness or diseases. Compensation will not be paid when the injury is self-inflicted or caused by employee negligence. Intoxication leading to injury or death will also not be covered.
If you have been injured while at work prompt reporting is necessary. Report the incident to your employer as soon as possible.
If you were injured at work, call an Easton PA Workers Compensation lawyer.
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If you or a loved one was injured, it is important to protect your legal rights. Review the 10 Rules to follow if you are in an accident instructions provided, then call an Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton injury lawyer and Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton Accident attorney whose firm handles Lehigh and Northampton County accident cases with injuries or death.

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