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Living With Amputation

Nearly 2 million people in the United States live with the loss of a limb. Of those 2 million people approximately 45% represent individuals who lost a limb* due to some sort of trauma, while 54% represent amputations due to vascular diseases, such as diabetes. Traumatic amputations usually are a result of factory, farm or power tool accidents or in instances automobile accidents in addition to war injuries and natural disasters. In instances of serious accidents or injury, victims can be faced with the need for amputation, which is the loss of a body part– most commonly a finger, toe, arm or leg.While victims often are hopeful that quick medical care will ensure the viability of their limb, sometimes the resulting injury doesn’t provide doctors with the ability to reattach a partially or fully severed extremity. There are a number of factors including age, type of amputation, and general state…
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Affirmative Defenses: Pointing the Finger Back at the Plaintiff

Immediately following an accident victims are often faced with the need for medical care, expenses incurred as a result of medical care, wage loss, and injuries that can be long lasting or permanent. Regardless of the accident or incident which caused the injuries, often the Plaintiff is stuck with expenses and required to live with the aftermath daily. The last thing on their minds is “could this be my fault too?”, but that is exactly the question that is posed in personal injury cases where the Defendant raises an affirmative defense. Some Affirmative defenses are issues rooted in law such as statutes of limitation, jurisdiction, venue, failure to state a claim, or lack of standing. These legal issues are best addressed and handled with the aid of an attorney, who is experienced in navigating the procedural aspects of a personal injury case. Legal hurdles like those listed above should be…
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Drunk Driving: The Harm Reaches Beyond the Crash Scenes

In the United States, every day, nearly 30 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers. With higher statistics in other countries there are over 51 million deaths annually due to drunk or impaired driving. In 2010, 1/3rd of vehicle crash fatalities were the result of alcohol related crashes. 17% of traffic accidents claiming a child’s life were alcohol related in that year. Over a million drivers are arrested for driving under the influence annually. That is only counting the times they were caught.  Self-reports by individuals of driving while intoxicated far surpass the numbers that are arrested annually. Driving while intoxicated is operating a motor vehicle while your blood levels of alcohol are in excess of the legal amount as set forth by law (“Blood Alcohol Content”). Alcohol affects a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Programs around the country stress the dangers of drunk…
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