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Types of Catastrophic and Serious Personal Injury

Types of Catastrophic and Serious Personal Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is severe damage caused to the brain that can result from any head injury. Head injuries that can result in TBI not only occur from blows to the head, but can also occur from violent jolting of the head, such as whiplash. Damage to the brain can affect a person’s psychological wll being.

Mesothelioma or Asbestos Cancer:

Mesothelioma is a cancer that is almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is mined throughout the world and is known for its ability to withstand fire and heat. Due to its fire resistant quality, asbestos has been used for purposes such as building insulation, lamp wicks, drywall, etc…

Sick Building Syndrome:

Sick building syndrome is the term used to describe the prevalence of acute health effects in people who spend a prolonged amount of time in a particular building. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, common symptoms of sick building syndrome include:
Toxic Mold

Common Questions about Toxic Mold What is mold? Molds are fungi that are present both indoors and outdoors. They reproduce by releasing tiny spores into the air which can grow on just about any organic substance. Mold spores enter homes and buildings through open windows and doors.

Dog Bites:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 million Americans are bitten by a dog every year. Of those people, approximately 20 percent of them require medical attention for injuries from the dog attack. Pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf hybrids are the most common breeds of dog to attack humans.

Spinal Cord Injuries:

Spinal cord injuries are serious injuries that can result in complete or partial paralysis. These injuries occur when the spinal cord sustains trauma in which it is damaged or torn. Since the spinal cord is the conduit that carries messages to and from the brain, spinal cord damages can either hinder or completely prevent nerves from working properly.

Birth Injuries:

Birth injuries can range from minor to catastrophic. They can be the result of the natural birth process or the error of a medical practitioner. Regardless of the reason, birth injuries are devastating to families awaiting the arrival of a new member. When a doctor or medical practitioner could have prevented an injury that your child has received immediately contact the Peck law Group toll free at 1.866.999.9085.

Burn Injuries:

Burn injuries are often catastrophic injuries that scar a person deeply–physically and emotionally. Burns can be caused by excessive heat, exposure to the sun, electricity and chemicals. Regardless of how a burn is caused, victims often have serious obstacles to overcome after their injury. Hospitalization is often required for serious burns.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney Steven Peck

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Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.

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