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Are Severe Burns Catastrophic?

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Are Severe Burns Considered a Catastrophic Injury? Burn injuries can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Regardless of how careful you are, accidents are unplanned, and someone else’s negligence...
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What Percentage of Spinal Cord Injuries Are Caused By Automobile Accidents?

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Spinal Cord Injuries Caused By Automobile Accidents? Automobile and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, accounting for nearly 50 percent of new...
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Recovery Time for a Broken Neck?

What Is the Recovery Time for a Broken Neck? A broken neck can cause excruciating pain and alter your life permanently. We answered the most common questions about dealing with...

Managing The Cost of Catastrophic Injuries

What You Need To Know About Managing Costs of Catastrophic Injuries The last thing you want to think about after a catastrophic injury is money. The sad truth is that...
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Long-Term Complications From a TBI

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What Are the Long-Term Complications From a Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that are the result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, military combat, or assaults can...
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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Being involved in an accident can be a truly traumatizing experience, even if you are lucky enough to walk away without any major bodily injuries. While a bone fracture or a burn...
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What Are the Risks of Persistent Headache After an Accident?

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Motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, occupational accidents, assaults, and falls may result in concussions, a type of head injury that causes bruising of the brain. Concussions are also known as...
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What Are the Risks of Nerve Damage?

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Nerve damage, or peripheral neuropathy, affects 2.4% of people worldwide and carries a number of long-term risks, including burns, falls, foot wounds, infection, sepsis, and amputation if left untreated. Early...
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What Are the Most Common Spinal Injuries From Accidents?

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The spine is central in the human body’s structure, and unfortunately, it is highly vulnerable to the violent force of an accident. And when a person injures their spine, it...
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What Are the Psychological Effects of a Serious Vehicle Accident?

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Survivors of serious motor vehicle accidents often suffer from psychological damage, particularly if a crash was especially violent or a death was involved. Drivers, passengers, and even witnesses can develop...

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