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Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries) are defined as a blows/jolts to the head or as penetrating head injuries that disrupt the function of the brain. TBIs claim more than 50,000 lives and leave more than 80,000 individuals with lifelong disabilities each year. In addition to the immediate impact a brain injury can have, its long-term effects increase the risk of acquiring crippling neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and post-traumatic dementia. TBIs occur most often in motor vehicle-traffic accidents, slips and falls, and assaults.

Here are some helpful tips to prevent TBIs:

TBI Prevention Methods:

–       Always wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle

–       Use an appropriate child safety seat or a booster

–       Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs

–       Always wear a helmet when on a bicycle or motor vehicle

 

Fall Prevention Methods:

–       Use the rails on stairways

–       Provide adequate lighting, especially on stairs

–       Sit on safe stools

–       Do not place obstacles in walking pathways

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The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Davis have over 25 years of experience in dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury cases and personal injury litigation.

 

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI or any other injury, contact us for a free consultation or call us at 305-577-3777.

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Shedding Light on Fatal Food Poisoning

Nearly one in every six Americans (48 million people) becomes ill from food poisoning every year. Food poisoning usually results in vomiting, diarrhea and/or abdominal pain and passes within two to five days. Yet some types of food poisoning can cause long-term illnesses and even death. Vibrio Vulnificus, a type of bacterial food poisoning results from consuming raw or undercooked seafood, particularly raw oysters. Vibrio thrives in the warm South Florida waters and is responsible for more than 50 deaths per year.

Here are some helpful tips for preventing Vibrio vulnificus infections:

–       Do not eat raw oysters, clams, mussels or other raw shellfish
–       Cook all shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels) thoroughly
–       Avoid cross-contamination of cooked foods with raw foods and juices from raw foods
–       Don’t prepare them in the same place
–       Don’t use the same cutting board when preparing them
–       Eat shellfish immediately after cooking, and refrigerate leftovers
–       Avoid exposing open wounds or broken skin to warm saltwater or to raw shellfish waters

For more information on Vibrio vulnificus click here.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Davis have over 25 years of experience in dealing with food poisoning and personal injury litigation.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, contact us for a free consultation or call us at 305-577-3777.