Posts tagged "Serious Injuries"

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.

Dog not seized or euthanized after attacking boy

People in Ohio should be able to trust that if they are ever attacked by an unprovoked dog, authorities will work to ensure that dog is not allowed to hurt someone ever again. Unfortunately there are times when this means euthanizing the dog but if that is what it takes to prevent another attack on a human, that is what should happen. The decision to put a dog down after mauling a person should be made promptly yet in the case of one boy who required life flight to a hospital after being bitten by a dog, that did not happen.

What types of head injuries are there?

If you are like most people in Ohio, when you hear that somebody has experienced a head injury you may automatically worry about the possibility of long-term consequences or even death. Certainly this can happen with a head injury and for those people who have long-term effects from an injury, the level of severity may vary greatly from somewhat mild to very extreme.

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