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High-voltage electric shocks can cause long-term damage to the body and potentially cause death. The damage caused by the shock can range from minor burns to severe tissue damage and can even cause organs to fail. In some cases, the damage caused by a high-voltage electric shock can be permanent, leading to a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, lift trucks, fork hoists, or fork trucks, are a vital piece of machinery in most warehouses and yards.
While vital, forklifts are also dangerous and can easily cause injury to their operators or bystanders. If you have been injured in a forklift accident you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit.
Coumadin is a very effective medication that can treat many conditions, but it does bring with it some side effects that can be very serious if patients taking it are not observed carefully. You will want to be sure that you or a loved one who is taking this medication is monitoring their dosage carefully as well as paying attention to early signs that there might be issues with your prescription. Doctors owe patients on Coumadin or Warfarin an extra duty of care to monitor their health while they are taking this medication on a regular basis
The impact of a car crash can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging from mild to fatal. Even with prompt medical treatment, some injuries can have long-term effects on car accident victims. This is why it is important to consider future losses in seeking compensation from responsible parties.
Road rash is a painful but common injury in motorcycle and bicycle accidents, occurring when a rider falls and slides across pavement or dirt. Even with protective gear, the skin can be scraped off, leaving the area raw, red, inflamed, and bleeding. As road rash breaks the protective barrier of the skin, it can also turn into a serious, or even life-threatening, infection.
After an accident, you may be mostly concerned with your obvious, external injuries. That’s understandable, as a nasty cut or broken bone is enough to make anyone panic. However, the real danger may lie in a wound that is practically invisible: internal bleeding.
When people decide to spend the day on the water, very few consider carbon monoxide (CO) to be a potential danger. Most would assume that the real risk is drowning. However, CO poisoning on boats is a very real issue, and one that countess Georgians experience every year. Sadly, few are prepared to deal with the issue, and so many people suffer debilitating consequences, and even lose their lives to the deadly gas.
Phantom pain is common after amputation. It involves pain in a limb or body part that is no longer there. For some amputees, phantom pain improves over time without treatment. For others, the pain continues. Victims may experience cramping, pins and needles, or stabbing, crushing, throbbing, or burning pain that feels as if it is located in the missing body part.
Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions. It gets its name from the whip-like motion of the head and neck when a vehicle is struck from behind, or in an accident that causes this rapid, forceful movement. Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury that causes damage to the muscles, tendons, and nerves of the neck. It can also cause damage to the spine.
When excessive force is applied to the body, crush injuries can occur. This can happen in car accidents, construction cave-ins, and various types of accidents and injuries. Crush injuries can have many complications and may be associated with internal organ rupture, major bone fractures, and hemorrhagic shock. Among the most serious potential complications of crush injuries is compartment syndrome.
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