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How Do Liability Waivers Affect Medical Malpractice Claims?

If you have ever undergone a medical procedure, you may remember signing a lengthy liability waiver. The main purpose of this waiver is to provide patients with the chance to give their informed consent before undergoing an invasive procedure or diagnostic test. It contains information about the procedure and the possible complications that may arise.

Top 4 Ways to Prevent Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, motor vehicle collisions accounted for nearly 40 percent of all new spinal cord injuries in 2015. Other common causes of SCIs include falls, violence, sports and recreation, and medical malpractice.

How Common Are Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States?

The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that approximately 282,000 people in the United States are currently living with spinal cord injuries. Although every SCI is unique, even a minor injury to the spine can affect the victim's relationships, career, and enjoyment in life.

How Can Medical Malpractice Result in a Spinal Cord Injury?

The central nervous system is responsible for ensuring the rest of the body's organ systems function as they should. The brain and the spinal cord make up the CNS, and injuries to either can be devastating because of their control over the entire body.

How Much Do Spinal Cord Injuries Cost to Treat?

The central nervous system is composed of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. According to PubMed Health, the skull and vertebral canal protect the brain and spinal cord, which are responsible for controlling all bodily functions that are essential for sustaining life.

4 Possible Complications from a Lumbar Puncture

Also called a "spinal tap," a lumbar puncture is a routine procedure in which a doctor inserts a needle into a patient's lower spine to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid, which can then be evaluated for signs of multiple sclerosis, meningitis and even cancer.

What Are the Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Your spinal cord is an incredibly delicate structure that plays an integral role in many of your body's essential functions. Damage to the spine can cause a severe and sometimes permanent physical disability.

Maritime Worker Sues Shipping Company after Sustaining Injuries to His Neck and Back

A Louisiana seaman is claiming that the shipping company he works for is liable for his injuries, reports the Louisiana Record. Frank Williams was allegedly in his bunkroom below deck when another vessel struck his ship and threw him off balance.  

Common Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury - and What to Do about Them: Advice from a New Orleans Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Your spine is a precious, highly complicated mechanism. Imagine tall scaffolding structure, carefully and diligently supporting a tall, heavy building - and now imagine how flexible that support will need to be when the building begins to walk.

Incomplete vs. Complete Spine Injuries - What's the Difference? New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Explains

Car wrecks cause an astonishing number of spine injuries. According to Mayo Clinic, they are responsible for approximately 35 percent of all cases.

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