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Compensation for Burn Injury Victims

The American Burn Association estimates that about 450,000 people receive emergency care and treatment for burns each year in the United States. This number does not reflect burn injuries that are treated at community health centers, private doctor’s offices, or hospital clinics. Approximately 3,400 of these burn victims die due to their burn injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), fires and burns are the third leading caused of accidental deaths. There is a fire injury every 30 minutes each year. Burn victims who are injured as a result of the negligence of another party may be...

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The Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have significant impacts on all aspects of a victim’s life. Even a minor TBI can result in the most severe conditions and long-term effects. When considering the long-term effects of TBI, it is important to note that the consequences will differ for each injured victim. The Long-Term Effects of TBI Within hours or days of suffering a head injury or TBI, victims may develop a host of short-term symptoms, such as dizziness, headache, vertigo and sleeping problems. On the other hand, other symptoms or effects of TBI may take months or even years...

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Brain Injury: The Silent Killer in America’s Youth

While HIV, cancer and autism have gained popularity as devastating killers of our youth and have spawned extensive federal government support, brain injury has remained a silent killer with little recognition of its devastating effects. The sad truth is that brain injury is the number one leading cause of death and disability in American youths, yet it remains hidden in the shadows of other medical conditions with little support. The Hidden Statistics Although there is a national plan for HIV/AIDS, autism, obesity and cancer, brain injury is still lacking the recognition it deserves as the leading cause of death...

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Electrical Arc Flash Fire Case Injuring an Electrician Settles for $2.5M During Trial

Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. (GLK), a leader among personal injury firms in the New York area, recently settled a case for $2.5 million involving an electrical arc flash explosion resulting in serious injuries to their electrician client. GLK prepared for the trial of this case by commissioning an electrical expert to locate an “identical exemplar” for illustrative purposes for the jury. This was a key piece of evidence which helped demonstrate that the 80-year old box was the cause of the electrical arc flash. What is an Electrical Arc Flash An electrical arc flash is essentially a short...

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