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Prepare for winter when you're paralyzed

Living with paralysis means having to make some adjustments to how you handle daily tasks. One aspect of life that you might not have thought much about before now was how to make sure that you were safe during the winter. For many people who have a spinal cord injury, regulating body temperature is a problem. This means they need to take extra steps to ensure that they avoid hyperthermia in the New York winter that's coming up quickly.

There are a few different things that you have to think about when you are trying to plan for the winter and are paralyzed. Making sure that you have what you need now and that you plan for leaving home as the temperatures drop can help to keep you warmer.

What are the different types of head injuries?

Most New Yorkers would argue that a person's head is the most important part of the human body. It not only encompasses many physical features, but also the head holds and secures one's brain. This vital organ could, nonetheless, suffer significant harm in the event of an accident. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, could significantly alter one's personality and even his or her ability to do normal daily activities.

What are the different types of head injuries? Much like the injuries suffered in an accident can range greatly, the harm caused by a head trauma can vary as well. And, depending on the severity of the TBI, a victim could endure physical and cognitive harms for months, years or possibly the rest of his or her life.

Protecting your rights following a head trauma

The busy life of New Yorker does not mean that they are not prone to the same ill and tragic fates that residents across the nation experience. Unfortunately, accident of all sorts could happen at any moment. Whether it is an automobile crash, workplace accident, slip-and-fall or a defective product, a sudden incident could result in serious injuries. And, in some cases, a victim could suffer harm to their head due to an accident caused by a negligent party.

At Birbrower & Beldock PC, our skilled attorneys understand how the significance of a head trauma. Injuries to the head and brain could affect an accident victim for the rest of his or her life. This is why our law firm works diligently to help our clients and their loved ones understand what rights they have following a head or brain injury.

What are common construction injuries?

In New York and other states across the nation, major and minor construction projects take place year-round. Whether it is a home project or constructing a high-rise building, construction workers are face with a wide range of dangers on a daily basis. This could be related to the tools that they use or the fact that many project require workers to work at heights. And, when risks and dangers are not carefully assessed and protected against, construction workers could suffer injuries in accidents that could have been avoided if proper safety precautions had been taken.

What are common construction injuries? While construction accidents do occur, some can be serious and preventable. Falls are a major risk for these workers, as scaffolds, ladders and heavy machinery are frequently used. Other concerns relate to falling objects, malfunctioning machinery or equipment, electrocution a health issues arising from exposure to asbestos and chemicals.

After-effects of a TBI in adults get overlooked

Being involved in an accident can be a shocking and overwhelming experience, as no one fully expects to ever be harmed in such a situation. This can intensify when a victim is severely injured in the incident. A head trauma is one of the most serious injuries, and when one suffers a brain injury, this type of injury will likely impact the victim for years if not the rest of his or her life.

A traumatic brain injury is a serious injury; however, the effects of this injury do not always show immediately following an accident. In other words, the affects of a head trauma may not fully manifest until months or years down the road.

Does a traumatic brain injury require surgery?

Any injury to the brain has the potential to cause serious bodily harm, with the most severe cases resulting in death. In many cases, the treatment you receive immediately following the injury determines how well you recover.

It's a common misconception that surgery is always required after suffering a traumatic brain injury. While it's necessary in many cases, this doesn't always hold true.

Failure to diagnose preeclampsia and birth injuries

Planning and preparing for the birth of a child is an exciting time; however, it is also a time for changes and concerns. During a pregnancy, expectant mothers in New York and elsewhere have routine check-ups to ensure that everything is fine and that they are healthy. Failing to consider certain risks or assess for various possible complications could put the mother and baby at risk.

At various phases of a pregnancy, doctors should monitor for certain issues or conditions. One of these is preeclampsia, which is characterized by a sudden rise in blood pressure and protein in the expecting mother's urine. This condition could lead to seizures, a stroke, possible organ failure and even the death of the mother, baby or both. Additionally, it could cause birth injuries to the baby.

Helping you understand your rights following a birth injury

Preparing for the birth of a baby is an exciting time in life for those in New York and elsewhere. This is true whether it is their first child or not. But with any pregnancy, many fears can arise. Oftentimes expecting mothers are worried that something will go wrong during their pregnancy, they will deliver too soon, or issues will arise during labor and delivery. Although there are risks even with the healthiest pregnancies, the unfortunate reality is that some birth injuries are caused by the negligence of a medical professional.

At Birbrower & Beldock, P.C., our attorneys understand that the last thing parents expect to hear is that their newborn or the child's mother suffered harm during the labor and delivery process. This is why we are prepared to help our client navigate these sensitive and emotional situations, advocating for their rights.

Man killed in Tully construction site accident

Construction workers are in one of the most dangerous occupations. There are many ways in which a New City construction worker can be injured on the job, which is why putting safety measures in place is so important. A recent tragic accident in Onondage County illustrates the importance of taking this action.

There, a man who was directing traffic around a worksite in Tully was hit and killed recently. The Suit-Kote employee was at a work site on Route 80 and Woodmacy Road directing traffic when another Suit-Kote employee who was backing up a dump truck ran him over. Multiple emergency response teams rushed to the scene along with a medical helicopter, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is still under investigation.

Medical errors can lead to cerebral palsy

Expectant parents in the New City area are excited about the upcoming birth of their child. This is a time of great energy and enthusiasm for the new arrival and parents spend months thinking of names, decorating a nursery, and preparing themselves for the baby.

Most births go as planned but occasionally a birth injury occurs that causes serious injury to the baby such as cerebral palsy.

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