Posts tagged "Serious Injuries"

Types of post-accident amputations

People in Ohio who are involved in any type of motor vehicle accident may find themselves with lifelong injuries as a result of the incidents. In some cases, damage to an arm or a leg may not be able to be repaired fully and a person might have to undergo an amputation. It can be helpful to have a basic understanding of what might be involved in amputation surgery and recovery and how a person can move forward in their life after such an experience.

Life after a spinal cord injury

Poor road conditions, distracted driving and negligence are among the most common causes for crashes on Ohio roadways. While some accidents are minor fender benders handled through insurance companies quickly, some collisions result in catastrophic trauma to the body. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence, there might be grounds for a claim. The legal team at Mezibov Butler often represents clients with life-altering damage to their spinal cord.

What do you need to know about the Takata airbag recall?

The purpose of airbags in vehicles is to keep you safe in the event of a car crash, but they also have the potential to cause serious injuries. Many Ohio residents have concerns about the recall of vehicles containing airbags manufactured by a company called Takata. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the recall, which has been in effect since May 2015, affects 50 million airbags in 37 million vehicles in the United States. 

What serious injuries can result from airbags?

Airbags are generally thought of as a helpful safety device in a vehicle. Often, they get credit for saving lives and preventing serious injuries. However, on occasion in Ohio, an airbag may be responsible for causing a serious injury. Do keep in mind that Resus explains most often airbag injuries result from the person not using a seat belt properly or sitting too close to the airbag. Still, there are some common serious injuries possible due to an airbag deploying in an accident.

What are skin grafts?

Horrific injuries can do a lot of damage to the human skin. A deep burn can permanently destroy an area of your skin. A sizable open wound, or the aftermath of surgery that has gone wrong can also ravage the skin to the point you could permanently lose a layer of skin. However, it is possible to perform some repair to the damaged area with skin grafting by Ohio medical professionals.

What is phantom pain?

If you are an Ohio resident who has had a limb or other body part amputated, you may experience a bizarre phenomenon known as phantom pain. When you experience phantom pain, you feel a discomfort that seems to be coming from a body part that is no longer there.

Can negligence toward motorcyclists cause crashes?

When motorcyclists in Ohio hit the road, you're unfortunately taking a bigger risk than most. Other vehicles are oftenn at fault for causing motorcycle-related incidents because drivers do not notice or see you on the road. In turn, this leads to potentially catastrophic injury because of your vehicle size. Mezibov Butler highlights the exact dangers that negligent behavior toward motorcyclists can cause.

Can spinal injuries worsen over time?

Ohio residents who have suffered from severe injury to the spine have a long road of recovery ahead of you. This road is full of ups and downs. Even if it's possible to recover from spinal damage through physical therapy and potential surgeries, it's also possible for injuries to worsen with time.

What is the importance of physical therapy?

After getting into a workplace accident that leaves you dealing with injuries, it may be recommended by your doctor that you go into physical therapy. If this recommendation is made, many professionals suggest that you follow through, as physical therapy (PT) is vital for recovery in many cases.

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