Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a condition that causes chronic pain that can often be debilitating. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) indicates1 that while anyone can develop CRPS, it tends of affect women more often than men and is rare in the elderly and in individuals under the age of 10. The most significant issue associated with CRPS is constant pain that can be severe and extremely uncomfortable. While the severity and duration of these symptoms can vary, in some cases it can become long-term and lead to disability. While the exact … Read MorePosted In: Car Accidents
The Social Security Disability Insurance1 (SSD) program is designed to help disabled people who have paid into the social security program are deemed “disabled” by the Social Security Administration2 (SSA). In some cases, a people who are clearly disabled have a difficult time establishing that fact to the SSA, resulting in a denial of benefits. When a person is not working, a delay or denial in receiving benefits to which they are legally entitled may mean the difference between food on the table and going hungry. As a result, it is important for anyone who is experiencing difficulty … Read MorePosted In: Social Security Disability
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of accidental injury in the United States. While the large majority of slips, trips, or falls result in little more than a bruise or fleeting embarrassment, they also have the capability of causing extremely serious injuries. In fact, the National Safety Council indicates1 that slip and fall accidents are responsible for nearly nine million emergency department visits each year. In cases when these accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, injured parties can often recover for both their economic and noneconomic losses. An experienced attorney can help ensure … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC), an estimated 19 million people are infected with a sexually transmitted disease2 (STD) each year in the United States. The long-term consequences of an STD can vary greatly – while some are easily treatable with a course of standard antibiotics, others may result in life-long conditions that require ongoing treatment. Whatever the outcome, the emotional impact and social stigma associated with an STD infection is a serious matter and can cause significant distress.
When these infections are spread by the negligence of others, victims may be legally entitled … Read MorePosted In: Uncategorized
According to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs,1 there are 440 nursing homes in the state. These facilities are responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of some of the most vulnerable members of our society, including older adults and the disabled. While nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are subject to myriad state and federal regulations that are designed to ensure that residents receive quality care, every year thousands of nursing residents sustain injury as the result of the negligent or intentional acts of the very people who are supposed to be providing them … Read MorePosted In: Medical Malpractice