As a Wisconsin resident who has been involved in a crash, you understand that it's not just a traumatizing ordeal. It's an expensive one, too. Unfortunately, the initial costs of a crash may not be the only costs that you have to face, either. There can be hidden or long-term costs that many people don't consider.
Generally, we think of a spinal cord injury as a condition that creates paralysis. It is true that some spinal cord injuries can permanently impair a person’s ability to walk, use the arms and legs, or have any feeling in the extremities below a certain point. However, some spinal cord injury symptoms can be smaller in scope. Wisconsin injury victims may not even experience them soon following the injury event.
If you sustained sudden and severe trauma to your head, you may have acquired a traumatic brain injury. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a TBI can range in severity, and be mild, moderate or severe. How severe your particular injury all depends on the extent of damage to the brain. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, tinnitus, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy and personality changes, amongst several other adverse changes. Symptoms may or may not grow progressively worse over time.
One of the appeals of going boating on the lakes of Wisconsin is getting away from it all. Some people’s idea of a good time on the water may include having a couple of beers. However, indulging in too many alcoholic drinks while on a boat can put you and your passengers at severe risk of an injury or even death. There are several reasons why drinking excessive amounts of alcohol while boating is a risky activity.
Elderly individuals are at a high risk of being injured due to falls. This is due to a combination of age-related factors. However, if you have a loved one in Wisconsin who has Alzheimer's, his or her risk of falls is even higher than normal. According to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, the risk for Alzheimer's patients is actually three times higher than normal.
If you identify as a Wisconsin senior citizen, your risk of suffering a serious fall and related injury is far higher than that of someone much younger than you. Unfortunately, as you age, you develop a number of risk factors that make you far more likely to take a tumble. Because your strength, bone and muscle mass tend to decrease over time, you may be more likely to suffer a serious injury as a senior than you were in your younger years. At Hannula, Halom & Scherz, we recognize that one fall has the capacity to impact the rest of your life, and we have assisted many clients who suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence pursue appropriate recourse.
As a bike rider, you have just as much right to the Wisconsin road as a person driving an automobile. However, you are also at greater risk of injury if you get into an vehicular accident for the simple reason that are you more exposed than someone inside a car or a truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explores challenges bike riders face while riding on the road and suggests solutions to increase safety.
A recent trial in New Jersey is making national headlines. The plaintiff, 46-year-old Stephen Lanzo, has accused the Johnson & Johnson Company of selling talcum-based products which they knew contained asbestos. He claims that years of exposure to Johnson & Johnson baby powder has caused his mesothelioma—a fatal form of cancer on the lining of the lungs.