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April 2014 Archives

High risk of brain injury and concussion in girls' soccer

As high school sports become more and more competitive and intense, both in Virginia and across the country, the risk of suffering real injury while playing these sports increases. The risk of brain injury in sports like football, hockey and soccer continues to be covered by news media as more medical research comes to light on the risks and effects of concussions and other brain injuries.

Life-threatening injuries to one after truck crash in Virginia

Semi-trucks and large tractor trailers are frequent travelers on Virginia's highways. They are an integral part of commerce, but they also pose particular risks and dangers for other drivers on the roadways. When there is a truck crash, there is often a great deal of damage to other vehicles, as well as serious injuries to the people involved in the collision. For these reasons, it can important to determine who is liable for the accident so that compensation can be paid.

Slip and fall accident results in lawsuit against Dollar General

Although many Virginia residents likely think of severe injuries and permanent disability in connection with major accidents, many minor accidents can have catastrophic effects on a person's physical condition and health as well. A slip and fall accident, for example, may seem minor to most people but frequently results in injury, severe pain and even permanent problems, especially if the person who fell is elderly or otherwise in a more vulnerable physical condition.

Products liability cases emerging against testosterone drug

Virginia residents like to be informed of any risks to their health and safety so that they can make knowledgeable decisions. This is one of the reasons that prescription drug manufacturers are required to list possible side effects of taking a medication. The warnings and information related to the risks associated with taking the drug allow the consumer to decide whether the benefits of the medicine outweigh the risk. In some cases, the instructions are unclear or there is an insufficient warning, and people may end up using products that cause injury without knowing the potential risks.

Virginia woman fights to improve response to brain injury

With so many stories focusing on the strength and resiliency of the human body, many people fail to realize and understand how vulnerable and delicate the human brain is. Whether resulting from a car accident, a collision during a sporting event, or a significant fall, a traumatic brain injury often has severe and long-lasting effects on a person's ability to function and thrive in society.

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