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Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Plastic Surgery | 0 comments

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Many people are aware of the many ways that plastic surgery can serve to beautify and improve their confidence. Healthy individuals often seek out plastic surgery to alter certain feature that are a source of insecurity. However, many are unware of the many people who seek out plastic surgery to restore feature that they once lost. Victims of botched surgeries, appearance altering accidents, or diseases that result in a drastic change of their appearance. Whatever the circumstance of their conditions, plastic surgery can be extremely beneficial to these individuals to restore some of the normalcy that they lost.

According to the website of Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, common examples of these reconstructive surgeries include: ACell reproduction, facial lacerations, breast reconstruction, reconstructive hand surgery and burn reduction. ACell reproduction serves to help the body create scar tissue to that it can heal properly and restore its natural skin. Facial lacerations, often resulting from skin cancer, can be reduced and healed through reconstructive measures. Breast reconstruction is a common reconstructive surgery for those who have undergone a mastectomy in a previous fight against breast cancer. Reconstructive surgery can help restore hands after conditions such as carpool tunnel and other afflictions. Burn victims can find relief in reconstructive surgeries which can help improve the appearance and function of the afflicted areas.

These surgeries are not simple for the purpose of appearances but can be hugely beneficial to the health and quality of life of those who undergo these procedures. It is important to be aware of the many purposes and uses of plastic surgery. Ones reasons for making this choice can be as varied as the surgeries themselves. In many cases these innovation procedures have made great strides in the medical treatment of a variety of conditions and greatly improved the quality of life of many victims of unfortunate circumstances.

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Medical Malpractice | 0 comments

Pharmaceutical Dangers

We trust our medications to improve our health and keep us safe. When we consult with our doctors and make a decision to undergo a certain treatment, we do our best to be aware of all potential side effects and evaluate the individual risk. Often times, prescription pharmaceuticals can provide immense relief to those who take them and greatly improve their quality of life. However, in some cases, medications have the opposite effect. If a patient was not properly made aware of the potentially harmful side effects of a particular medication, they could unknowingly endanger themselves. This could result in painful and unfortunate medical conditions.

According to the website of the National Injury Law Center, common medicines for which this has occurred include: Accutane, Prozac, and Tylenol, to name a few. These medications are not always harmful to those who use them, and in many cases can be beneficial. However, there have been instances in which users were not warned of potential side effects and ending up having harmful experiences with these medications. Accutane is a highly effective acne medication, yet it can cause severe birth defects if the user is pregnant. Prozac is a widely used anti-depressant; however, recent studies have linked Prozac to serotonin syndrome- a condition that results in suicidal thoughts in teenagers. It has also been linked to birth defects if taken while pregnant. Tylenol is an extremely common medicine that has proven to be safe in moderate usage. However, recent studies have linked routine use of the medication to liver trouble.

These medications are just a few examples of how complex and dangerous the world of pharmaceuticals can be. Of course there are many medications that can be very helpful of take correctly and with an awareness of all side effects. However, according to the website of Williams Kherkher, in the cases where a patient was not made aware of all of the risks associated with a certain medication, the victim of any medical distress caused by this oversight could be owed certain damages.

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Car Accidents

We all aspire to be safe on the road. Most drivers strive to be law abiding drivers and operate their vehicles with care so as to not injure themselves or others. However, even when most drivers practice caution, accidents still occur more often than anyone would like. The best way to prevent the accidents is to be knowledgeable about the circumstances under which they can occur so that we can do our best to avoid those circumstances.

According to the website of the personal injury lawyers at Mazin & Associates law firm, common causes of car accidents include: Driver Error, Car Defect / Malfunction, and Highway Defects. According to the website of the Danville car accident lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., “a car accident can happen for a variety of reasons, some not immediately evident.” There are three main categories under which car accidents can occur. Accidents are the fault of one or both of the drivers, the fault of a defect within the vehicle, or the fault of a defect in the road. In each of these scenarios the cause of the accident can be traced back to a specific party. If the judgement of one of the drivers was impaired in anyway or they made a dangerous decision, then the fault of the accident lies with them. If there is a defect in one or both of the vehicles that leads to an accident, the fault of the accident is with the vehicles manufacturers. Sometimes, however, the car and the driver can be in working order and they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. In these cases, it is the fault of the city which does not properly maintain its roadways, causing dangerous scenarios for even the most cautious drivers.

Sometimes car accidents are just that- accidents. In some cases, however, accidents were preventable and resulted from the carelessness or negligence of another. If this is the case, the victim of such an accident may be owed certain damages.

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Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Water Filtration | 0 comments

Water Filtration Problems

We all strive to maintain healthy habits. We read nutrition labels, drag ourselves to the gym, and try and get in our daily doses of fruits and vegetables. Sometimes however, the unhealthy elements are where we least expect them in our lives- our water. Not all tap water is equal and sometimes the water that we trust to be healthy and uncontaminated can have problems that prove to be detrimental to our health.

According to the website of Austin water filter company American Water, common issues that can arise in water filtration systems are: hard water, cloudy water, smell and taste of chlorine, taste and odor, and iron and magnesium. Hard water refers to water that contains high levels of dissolved minerals. Extremely hard water can be harmful to the surfaces it touches- from dishes to skin and hair. Cloudy water is often a sign of high levels of turbidity, which means that it is unsafe to drink. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria in water pipes, however it should be filtered out of your water before it makes it to your tap. Therefore, if you smell chlorine in your water, it is certainly a sign of a filtration issue. Any strange taste or odor emanating from water is a sign of potential algae growth in your water supply. Iron and magnesium can leave rust colored stains in your sinks and appliances.

All of these issues can be addressed by an up to date, properly working water filtration system. If you notice anything strange about your water supply, it is important to have it tested for any number of these issues, so that you know your water is safe and healthy. Leading a healthy lifestyle has many elements and is not always the easiest goal. However, a good water filtration system can help you by ensuring that your water is always the healthiest it can be.

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Workplace Injuries | 0 comments

Preventing Workplace Accidents

Most people expect to make it through their workday without much difficulty. For many people, their job involves sitting at a desk without much risk to their own personal safety or health. However, for some, their jobs require more challenging activities. While these careers can be very fulfilling, they also sometimes present dangers for employees. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the company to do everything in their power to maintain the safety and health of their employees, even under stressful or dangerous circumstances. If there is a failure to fulfil this duty on the part of a company, it could result in a workplace accident.

According to the website of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, common cases of workplace accidents include: Repetitive Strain Injuries (such as bursitis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome), Slip and Fall Injuries, Lifting Injuries, Back Injuries, and Head and Brain Injuries. More severe injuries are far more likely in jobs that require intense physical activities. However, more minor but still largely painful and inconvenient injuries can result from more sedentary careers and should be taken equally as seriously.

Innovative strides have been made in preventing workplace accidents. Pre-employment screenings can help make sure that potential employees are suited for their career paths. According to the website of the pre-employment screening professionals at WorkSTEPS, these screenings can help anticipate and prevent workplace accidents.

While workplace injuries are sometimes simply unfortunate accidents, in some cases they were preventable and result from the carelessness of neglect of an employer. If this is the case, the victim of such an accident may be owed certain damages.

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