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When is cerebral palsy a result of medical malpractice?

Cerebral palsy is a type of brain injury that happens at birth. The illness is an umbrella term for a family of illnesses that affect brain function and mobility, and those illnesses can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. Cerebral palsy happens in the womb, during birth, or immediately after birth. When a child receives a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, parents often have many questions, including "Why did this happen to my child?"

When the freedom of riding a motorcycle turns into a hazard

With the feel of the breeze ever present, and the freedom on being out on the road on two wheels, riding a motorcycle can be extremely enjoyable. Perhaps motorcycles are your preferred means of transportation; you might look forward to riding your bike every chance you get.

Stay focused on recovery in distracted driving accidents

Florida roads, like many others in the nation, are often heavily laden with traffic. If you live here on a full-time basis, that's likely not news. Even if you're one of many tourists who pass this way during annual vacations, you may still be quite familiar with how busy and dangerous roadways in this state can be. You no doubt try to remain as alert and cautious behind the wheel as possible, no matter where you drive.

Do you follow safe practices for biking on roadways?

As an avid cyclist, you may enjoy the ability to travel to destinations in the open air or delight in a fun activity that allows you to get exercise. Whatever the reason you may have for biking, you likely understand that certain risks come along with the activity. You could potentially fall or strike an object, or in the worst cases, you may find yourself involved in an accident with a vehicle.

Nerve damage may signal a need for compensation

The various systems and parts that make up your body allow for you to live and function in an effective manner. While the body can heal from many injuries and adapt to certain circumstances as necessary, some issues may prove too much for your body to handle. As a result, you may suffer permanent damage that requires you to make adjustments to your life that you may not have even considered before the injury.

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