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The dangers of concussion in the young

HOUSE CALL: The dangers of concussion in the young Dr. Hunt Batjer serves as chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Posted December 12, 2011 at 9:28 p.m. SAN ANGELO, Texas — Concussions shouldn't be taken lightly, particularly in youngsters. Unlike adults, children and adolescents are susceptible to second impact syndrome. Second impact syndrome occurs when a young person suffers a second concussion before fully recovering from the first. It can lead to permanent brain damage or death. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head that causes the brain, which is suspended...

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How the Litigation Process Works for a Personal Injury Case

Litigation of a personal injury lawsuit can be a frightening prospect to people who have suffered an injury in any type of accident. This process can be made more complex when you are dealing with a serious injury, and trying to focus your attention on recovery. Knowing what the process entails can help alleviate some of this apprehension and give you a better idea of what may be required to get you the compensation you deserve. Link...

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Victims of childhood sexual abuse have more time to sue

The statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a lawsuit for childhood sex abuse in Illinois will increase to 20 years. Currently, the deadline is ten years, and in some cases five years. Under the new law, a victim has 20 years from the day they turn 18, or 20 years from the time when they discover that they were abused and it caused them injury, to file a lawsuit. The deadline in these cases is much longer than the typical personal injury deadline. The reason is that many victims of sexual abuse have repressed memories, and even if they...

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New York Workplace Injury Attorney Fights for Rights of Injured Hotel Workers

2010-11-12 01:08:07 (GMT) (WiredPRNews.com - Law, Personal Injury Law News, Press Releases, new york) A recent OSHA complain from Hyatt Hotel Housekeepers promotes workplace safety standards reports New York Workplace Injury Attorney New York City, NY – (WiredPRNews.com) The Law Firm of Jonathan C Reiter, a proven New York Workplace Injury Attorney, represents injured workers from all industries and walks of life. According to New York Workplace Injury Attorneys, all employees in the state of New York have the right to safe working conditions, proper training, and functional equipment. Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a safe work environment for their...

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What Stephen Colbert Can Teach Lawyers About Cross Examination

Contributor: Erik Magraken, ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer MacIsaac & Company SUMMARY: Article by BC Injury Claims Lawyer (ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer) Erik Magraken discussing cross examination and the effective use of leading questions. DISCLAIMER This article is authored by British Columbia personal injury lawyer Erik Magraken and pertains to legal matters in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. This article is posted for information only and is not claim-specific legal advice. Link...

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Summer Bike Safety Tips for Chicago Cyclists

Bicycling magazine once named it the best big city for bicycling in North America. The mayor is an avid cyclist. There is a citywide goal to become the "most bicycle-friendly" in the country by 2015. With 100 miles of bike lanes, 50 miles of off-street trails and 10,000 bike racks (the most in America), Chicago is definitely one bicycle-friendly city. City officials have compelling reasons to do more. As Mayor Richard M. Daley's ambitious Bike 2015 plan points out, Chicago motorists lose hours of potentially productive time in traffic, and spend an average of...

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