With an aging population, it is not surprising that more than 1.5 million people currently reside in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Studies compiled by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) indicate that a shocking 10 percent of all nursing home residents have suffered some form of abuse or neglect in the past year. It is important to note that only a small percentage of nursing home neglect and abuse is reported so the suffering is actually higher.
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) cause a significant number of deaths and permanent disabilities every year. TBIs are typically caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that causes a disruption of normal brain function. A TBI can be diagnosed as mild all the way up to severe with lasting effects. Direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost productivity due to TBI totaled about 60 Billion dollars in 2000 alone.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a severe Traumatic Brain Injury, you may want to seek the help of a personal injury lawyer who can help fight for the compensation you deserve.
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Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis, a swelling of the tendons; that causes pain in the elbow and arm. Tennis elbow can be caused by any repetitive gripping activities, especially if they use the thumb and first two fingers. The muscles become strained and the constant tugging can eventually cause microscopic tears in the tissue. Most people with elbow pain are experiencing tennis elbow; it is most common in people about 40 years of age.