Among the worst injuries a person may suffer is a “broken neck,” a fracture in the cervical vertebra. It may result in irreversible paralysis or death.
The C1 and C2 vertebrae are the top two of seven vertebrae in the cervical spine. Depending upon their severity, these types of spinal cord injury are categorized as complete … Continue Reading
Foot drop injury is a common complication of nerve injuries in the back, hip or legs. Also called “drop foot,” it is a result of weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot.
Foot drop injury can be a frightening development for a person who is accustomed to being very … Continue Reading
Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction
Dr. Janet Travell with President Kennedy
Myofascial pain injury is common among people with soft tissue injuries to muscles and surrounding connective tissue. President John F. Kennedy suffered from chronic myofascial pain injury from World War II. His White House physician, Dr. Janet Travell, wrote the first edition of a medical treatise, Myofascial … Continue Reading
Low back fracture injuries often arise from high-energy events such as car and truck crashes. We have seen hundreds of them in decades of personal injury law practice.
3d render human spine anatomy with pain symptoms – back view – Grayscale Image
A fracture of a vertebra in the low back (lumbar) region causes back pain, often … Continue Reading
The femur (thigh bone), extending from the hip to the knee, is the strongest and longest
bone in the human body. Because it is so strong, in relatively young people it usually requires a great deal of kinetic force to break the femur shaft. That often happens in truck, car and motorcycle crashes. In older people … Continue Reading
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was long used in insulation, fireproofing, and a variety of industrial applications. Thousands of years ago, it was used for candlewicks, mummy wrappings, table cloths. By the 19th century, its use exploded because resistance to chemicals, heat, water and electricity made it an excellent insulator for the steam … Continue Reading
Femur fracture injuries are serious, painful, and often cause some degree of permanent impairment. Your femur (thigh bone) is the longest, thickest, and biggest bone in your body. It takes a lot of force to break the femur. A femur fracture may involve a break, crack, or crush injury of the bone. Auto and truck … Continue Reading
Syringomyelia and Chiari malformations are relatively rare, closely related, neurological conditions that may be congenital but also may be caused or severely aggravated by trauma in an accident such as head or neck injury an automobile collision. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computer tomography) scans are essential to the diagnosis of both.
Physicians accustomed to … Continue Reading
For decades, I have represented the victims of catastrophic car and truck crashes. The most seriously hurt among them, with brain and spinal cord injuries, owed their survival in the days and weeks after injury to treatment in trauma centers and Intensive Care Units (ICU). Only later were they even eligible to benefit from excellent … Continue Reading
The minimum liability insurance required for large trucks in interstate commerce was set at $750,000 forty years ago in 1981 at the beginning of the Reagan Administration. Everything else has gotten more expensive in the past forty years. Nothing costs the same since then–not the truck, the repairs, the gas, or the tolls, so it … Continue Reading