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Catastrophic Injuries – Causes, Claims, and Lawsuits

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Catastrophic injuries are extremely severe accidents which result in long-lasting and/or irreversible impairments. These severe injuries are usually major health problems that could lead to permanent disability, decrease life expectancy and cause agonizing suffering. Different from other types of injuries, the catastrophic injuries can affect everyone in your family in addition to the victim. The injured people of devastating accidents often need significant amounts of clinical treatment, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, personal care or assistance. Click to view the infographic in full size. CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES Catastrophic injuries impact a minimum of a single system of the human body, like the urinary system,...

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THE MAIN CAUSES OF TEENAGE CAR ACCIDENTS – AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM

There are plenty of jokes made by nervous parents when there’s a new driver in the household, but the statistics for car accidents involving teens are no joke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, claiming six victims aged 16-19 every day. Many of those deaths are preventable, and there are solid strategies for educating teen drivers to improve their safety for years to come. But first it’s important to understand the factors involved that make teen driving so hazardous. HOW BIG IS THE TEEN...

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JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY: STUDIES QUESTION COST, NECESSITY

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We live in a society that prizes fitness, and more Americans are pursuing active lifestyles later in life than ever before. That, in turn, has made joint replacement surgery an increasingly attractive — and common — procedure for weekend warriors who are battling arthritic knees and stiff hips. According to a recent Journal of the American Medical Association article, in 2014 more than half a million hip replacement and 723,000 knee replacement surgeries were performed in the United States, at an estimated cost of $20 billion. Americans are getting artificial joints implanted at a significantly higher rate than other countries, and...

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5280 Top Lawyer

Franklin D. Azar Personal Injury Attorneys

At Azar & Associates, an experienced team of lawyers is the standard. From diverse backgrounds and different parts of the country, these attorneys represent the stability and longevity of Azar & Associates. Bob Markel, a litigator handling serious injury claims, has been with the firm for 24 years. Tonya Melnichenko and Kenneth Pennywell, a tandem of highly experienced attorneys, have both been at the firm over 17 years. With each handling complex personal injury claims, experience counts. Natalie Brown, named a 5280 Top Lawyer, joined Azar & Associates 3 years ago along with DezaRae LaCrue to focus on insurance and catastrophic...

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JUDGE THROWS OUT $27 MILLION VERDICT IN XARELTO CASE

A Pennsylvania judge has overturned a $27 million jury verdict awarded to an Indiana couple, in one of the first of thousands of claims to go to trial against the makers of a popular blood-thinning drug. A Philadelphia jury had decided that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG failed to provide adequate warning of internal bleeding risks and other possible side effects of Xarelto, an anticoagulant that’s earned billions for its marketers in the past five years. But the January 9 ruling by Judge Michael Erdos reverses that decision, based on what the couple’s attorney has described as “a very narrow...

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FINDING THE HIDDEN FEES IN YOUR 401K – AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT THEM

If you were suffering from some form of internal bleeding, no matter how gradual or difficult to detect, you’d want to know about it — and you’d probably seek immediate medical attention to address the problem before disaster strikes. By the same token, if you discovered that there was a leak in the water or gas lines in your home, you’d want it located and fixed ASAP to keep your loved ones safe and head off major repair costs down the road. Yet most Americans aren’t quite as vigilant when it comes to fixing leaks in their retirement savings plans that can...

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The Best Law Schools in America

Throughout America, there are several options to choose from when applying for Law School. Attending a prestigious law school can help launch you on a successful law career as well as help build your professional network. What makes a law school great is based on a variety of factors including tuition cost, peer assessment, median LSAT and GRE scores, undergrad GPA, acceptance rate, placement success, bar passage rate, and faculty feedback. Following is a list of some of the top law schools in America. Yale University – Located in New Haven, CT, Yale Law School is one of the world’s...

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Got Tread? Snow Tires vs. All-Season Tires

With winter rapidly approaching, determining what tires you need for your vehicle is essential. With the right tires, you can help ensure safety for you and your family while on the road. Part of being prepared for the winter season means making sure your car is riding on the right tires for the season. In a city like Denver, snow tires may be a good fit for your vehicle. Snow tires are specially made to make sure they can grip the road, even in cold and snowy conditions. They’re made with a softer compound and contain more rubber than summer tires....

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Let’s Get Dirty: Off-Roading in Colorado

Most people know that Colorado has a rich and expansive outdoor and recreation community, one of which being off-roading. Whether with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dirt bike, or a 4-wheel drive jeep, there are several places to get out and enjoy a wilder side that Colorado has to offer. ATVing and Jeeping offers a different type of challenge for the outdoorsman, and that means there are more things to think about before hopping on an ATV and heading to the mountains. Before riding, you should know about what vehicle you’re on, the terrain, and how to be safe. Listed below...

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Attorney Fees: Know what you’re going to pay

Most people know that attorneys can be expensive. The work that they do is diligent and their fees are based on several factors. These factors can include: the attorneys experience, the time spent on your case, their ability and reputation, the degree of difficulty for the case, the results of the case, and other costs involved. Some additional factors include the attorney’s overhead expenses such as rent, utilities, and office equipment. All of these factors may influence how much you’ll pay and listed below are some of the more common fee agreements for attorneys. The first fee agreement is the ‘Contingency...

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