Archive | January, 2012

6-Year-Old Dog Bite Victim Returns Home

January 30, 2012

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A six-year-old boy who was viciously attacked and injured by a Rottweiler mix returned home this week. The West Virginia child faces extensive treatment, including plastic surgery. The attack occurred earlier this month when the boy and his mother were walking in the front door of a friend’s apartment. The dog, one of several kept […]

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Accident Victim Dies From Brain Injury

January 30, 2012

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A young woman suffered a fatal brain injury last weekend when her car crashed into an SUV. She was visiting the area, hoping to find a job. Just after midnight on Sunday morning, the victim was driving her Mazda southbound on State Highway 83. As she entered a curve in the road she lost control, […]

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Harborers and Keepers of Vicious Dogs

January 29, 2012

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Ohio law considers harborers and keepers of dogs liable in nearly all dog bite attacks. If a dog has previously attacked and seriously injured a person without provocation, it may be deemed “vicious” or “dangerous.” In such circumstances, harborers and keepers are required to take certain steps to ensure the animal cannot attack again. Dogs […]

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Nursing Home Related Injuries While Being Transported in Vehicles

January 29, 2012

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Perhaps the most common complaint by nursing home residents is that they feel they have lost their freedom. To combat this, some nursing homes plan day trips to places like museums or shopping malls. Although this gesture is appreciated by most residents, it presents some unique opportunities for injury. One risk is that the person […]

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Victim of Dog Attack Speaks Out

January 27, 2012

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An older gentleman recuperating from a vicious pit bull attack earlier this month has spoken to media for the first time. The experience was so frightening, the victim believed he was going to die. The victim, a 62-year-old man, was jogging early in the morning last week when suddenly two pit bulls attacked. The dogs […]

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Mild Brain Injury and Severe Brain Injury

January 27, 2012

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Brain injuries can significantly alter the lives of both the victim and their families. These injuries are devastating for various reasons and often lead to emotional, physical and financial hardships. As such, it is crucial that if you have sustained brain injury, whether mild or severe, to seek legal advice of a lawyer experienced with […]

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Transport Injuries in Nursing Homes

January 27, 2012

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As people age, many experience difficulty walking. This can lead to an inability to care for one’s self by cooking, bathing, and cleaning which causes some people to enter nursing homes. Many nursing residents can walk with the help of a mobility aid like a cane or a walker. But even those who can walk […]

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Wrongful Death Claimed in Apartment Fire

January 26, 2012

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Elevators can be deathtraps during a building fire. Such was the case with a 32-year-old Chicago woman when she was killed while returning to her building, unaware that a fire raged in an apartment above. The woman’s mother has filed a wrongful death claim in the case. The victim was returning to her apartment building […]

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Definition and Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries

January 26, 2012

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that involves damage to the brain that is the result of external blunt force or a penetrating trauma to the head. Consequently, the injured party usually experiences some sort of physical, cognitive or behavioral-emotional impairment. Such impairments can be either temporary or permanent, and they can leave […]

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Understanding Aggression in Dogs

January 26, 2012

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Dogs display aggression in several different ways that make it quite obvious that they are not happy.  They may growl, snarl, bare teeth, snap, or bite.  If a dog is already displaying aggression, it may be to late to avoid an attack.  If, however, a person understands why dogs become aggressive, that person can prevent […]

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