Personal Injury

What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

by Thomas Stroble | August 5th, 2013

Victims of traumatic accidents often develop complications from their injuries that can be extremely debilitating. One type of complication is a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

CRPS is identified by symptoms such as:

  • Burn sensations in the affected area
  • Changes in skin color and texture
  • Limb pain
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Stiffness of joints
  • Swelling

There are three different stages of the disease that can affect men and women of any age. Typically, however, victims of the disease are over the age of 10.

While the condition has no known cause, many experts … Read More

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Improvements Aimed at Reducing Bicycle Accident Numbers

by Thomas Stroble | August 2nd, 2013

August 2, 2013

Michigan citizens are injured or killed each year as the result of Michigan Bicycle Accidents. Now, the state and its lawmakers are working to reduce this number by implementing several strategies focused on improving the state’s infrastructure and raising awareness about the importance of sharing the road.

According to records from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, the National Reauthorization Transportation Bill will give more than $22 million to the state in order to build recreational trails, safe routes to schools, and other enhancements in order to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Several groups also … Read More

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Experts Say Taking Accutane® May Put Users’ Health at Serious Risk

by Thomas Stroble | July 31st, 2013

July 31, 2013

The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that nearly 85 percent of Americans will experience acne at some point in their life. For many, the condition can last for a lifetime. Luckily, there are numerous medications that can effectively treat this condition, but what many may not realize is that certain medications may put the user at serious risk of suffering an adverse health condition.

Accutane® is one of the medications prescribed to those suffering from severe acne. The drug is also used in the treatment of brain and pancreatic cancer. It was taken off of the … Read More

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Prior Knowledge of Viciousness Required in Felony Michigan Dog Bite Cases

by Thomas Stroble | July 29th, 2013

When dogs owned by Michigan residents injure victims, owners can be charged with a felony crime. However, a ruling reached on Wednesday by the Michigan Court of Appeals clarifies some of the stipulations that must be met for felony charges to be filed in connection with Michigan Dog Bite Injuries.

An article from explains the decision stems from a case that began in early May 2012, when a man’s dog attacked a child. The young victim suffered bite wounds to the face, arms, and legs.

Prosecutors were seeking to charge the man with a felonious count of owning a … Read More

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Grand Rapids Accepts Grant to Combat Growing Number of Bicycle Accidents

by Thomas Stroble | July 24th, 2013

July 24, 2013

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports there were a total of 96 Grand Rapids Bicycle Accidents and 194 such collisions in Kent County in 2011. Seventy-seven percent of those crashes resulted in a cyclist being injured or killed.

In an effort to decrease the number of bicycle accidents in Grand Rapids, officials accepted a $485,321 grant from the state to be used to improve bicycle safety in the region. According to an article from M Live, the programs that will be funded by the grant are being examined for implementation across the state if they … Read More

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