PERSONAL INJURY IN ALLENTOWN & THE SURROUNDING AREAS
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Amputation Injuries

The majority of amputation injuries involve smaller body parts like a finger, over something as big as an entire limb. There are about 65,000 surgical amputations performed in the U.S. every year. There are approximately 350,000 amputees and about 135,000 new amputations annually.

If you have suffered an amputation as a result of a car accident or defective product call an Easton, PA personal injury lawyer.

Back Injury

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.

Easton PA Brain Injury

Approximately 75,000 to 95,000 individuals are permanently injured, and more than 50,000 individuals lose their lives due to brain injuries every year. More than half of these cases come from accidents caused by motor vehicles.

Tearing, bruising, and swelling are all common issues in brain injury cases. These are caused by the brain hitting the skull in an impact, violent jerking back and forth, and fluid buildup in the skull by the body’s own defenses after an injury. If you’ve been seriously injured, do not wait to go to the emergency room before contacting a personal injury attorney.

Broken Bones

The average adult will experience two broken bones over the course of their lifetime. These can range from near-harmless hairline cracks or fractures to serious breaks and bones breaking through the skin. These are common after accidents, especially in leg bones. You need to seek medical help as soon as possible, and call an ambulance if the injury is severe. If the break was due to negligence, call a personal injury attorney once your injury has been attended to by a doctor.

Burn Injuries

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.

Death Claims

Wrongful death claims can occur when the negligent actions of another causes the death of another. In this case, the surviving family members are entitled to compensation for loss of future earnings, loss of companionship, death and final expenses, and pain and suffering.

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.

Paralysis

Paralysis causes a victim to loss their ability to move, or to be permanently impaired in a part of their body. This condition is usually caused by serious injury to the nervous system or the spine. 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.

RSD

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) is chronic and associated with pathological modifications to the skin and bones, severe burning sensations, extreme touch sensitivity, swelling of tissues, and excessive sweating. It can occur after high-velocity impact injuries. One common sign of R.S.D is warm, shiny, and reddened skin that eventually becomes cool to the touch and blue in color. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the injury and gets worse over time. Eventually the joints become stiff and bone, muscle, and skin start to 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.

Scarring Injuries

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.

TMJ Injury

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.

Workmen's Compensation

Section 301 (a) of Pennsylvania’s Legal Code maintains that all employers are legally responsible for death or accidents that happen to employees in the normal course of carrying out their duties. Workers’ compensation insurance must be in place for all employees.

Total disability benefits are available to those who can no longer work due to an injury or disability. Partial benefits are available to those who can work at a lesser capacity after an injury. These benefits can be paid out due to illness or injury, as long as it is not self-inflicted, including intoxication.

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