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Common Symptoms of Michigan Car Accident Chest Injuries

Key Points in This Article: A car crash that causes a person to hit the steering wheel, be slammed against the dashboard or have a seat belt strain the chest during impact, can cause serious and lasting injuries including, cardiac damage. Cracked or broken ribs, punctured lungs, myocardial (heart) contusions, organ damage and permanent injury [...]

Understanding Birth Defects, Birth Traumas and Birth Injuries

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month One in every 33 babies will be born with a birth defect, leaving these structural changes to an infant’s body at birth accountable for 20 percent of all infant deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most common birth defects are largely unpreventable and [...]

Car Accident Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Be Long-Term Problems

Living with the Long-Term Effects of a Car Accident Head Injury Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents result in the largest percentage of traumatic brain injury (TBI) related health outcomes and deaths. In some rare cases involving car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, a common whiplash injury may even trigger a more serious TBI. The diagnosis [...]

Lower Back Pain After Car Accident Can Stem from Whiplash

Whiplash Can Cause Lower Back Pain Most of the car accident victims our attorneys work with are surprised to hear that delayed back pain is one of the most common injuries that occur, ranking close to those of the head and neck. Sometimes this pain can be overlooked when a victim’s adrenaline causes them to [...]

By |2018-05-02T18:45:34+00:00April 26th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Medical Issues, Personal Injury|0 Comments

OSHA Passes New Rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

Michigan Employers Must Now Comply with New Beryllium Rule The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has started to enforce the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in all forms, compounds, and mixtures in general, construction, and shipyard industries. Set into action on May 12, 2018, stakeholders now have further obligations to protect worker health [...]

Balloon Weight Loss Deaths Shine Light on Medical Device Recalls

FDA Connects Five Deaths to Popular Weight Loss Balloon Treatments The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently confirmed that a balloon weight loss system designed to treat obesity has killed five patients since 2016. Four of the five patients were using the FDA-approved liquid-filled gastric balloon devices, ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon Systems, a brand manufactured by Apollo [...]

Michigan Birth Injuries Can Have Lifetime Repercussions

Delivery Complications and Birth Traumas Can Cause Lifelong Injuries: Cerebral Palsy The Centers For Disease Control estimates that an average of 1 in 323 children in the U.S. have cerebral palsy – a condition defined as “a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and keep their balance and posture as a [...]

Michigan Asthma Patients Can Qualify for Disability

Asthma Diagnosis and Applying for Social Security Benefits Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in the U.S., 19 million adults and 7 million children have asthma, showing an increased trend from 7.3% to 8.4% from 2001 to 2010. The condition makes it difficult for a person to breath when the bronchial tubes abnormally [...]

Medical Marijuana: Is New Road Test Coming?

When Michigan voters passed medical marijuana in 2008, one of the big issues in the aftermath was how law enforcement was going to regulate its use, especially on our state’s roadways. Although voters overwhelmingly agreed with the notion that those with serious illnesses should be permitted to ingest marijuana legally, most voters and Michigan citizens [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:22+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Legal News, Medical Issues, Opinion|Comments Off on Medical Marijuana: Is New Road Test Coming?

What’s an Independent Medical Examination?

So, you've been injured in an accident and notified by your attorney or insurance company that you have to attend an independent medical examination, also know as an IME. What does this mean? First a quick overview of an IME. Technically, an independent medical examination means the insurance company wants an “independent” review of your [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:22+00:00April 4th, 2014|Medical Issues, Tips|Comments Off on What’s an Independent Medical Examination?