personal injury

A DFW Accident Can Be Avoided?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 22nd, 2011

There are too many instances where a Dallas car accident causes far more injuries and property damage than it should have. In many of these instances, the cause of the wreck was not really the vehicle; it was human emotion.

The Seriousness of Spinal Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 5th, 2010

The Seriousness of Spinal Injuries

Your spinal cord is the nerve center of your body. Essentially the nerves along the spinal cord are the gateway of communication between your brain and all of the rest of your body. According to Medicine Net.com, the spinal cord allows your brain to communicate with your arms, legs, stomach, chest and organs. Nerves along the spinal cord are also responsible for your ability to feel pain, discomfort or temperature.

When spinal injuries occur, these nerves may become damaged. Unfortunately, the spinal cord cannot repair itself and the nerves and tissue do not regenerate when damaged. Thus, when the spinal cord is injured, the affected nerves stop functioning permanently. If the affected nerves are those responsible for controlling your organs, death can result. If the nerves impact the limbs, then you may become paralyzed.

Spinal injuries can be complete or incomplete. When a complete spinal injury occurs, you will lose all feeling and function everywhere on your body below the site of the injury. If the injury is high enough on the spinal cord, this means you may become a quadriplegic and lose feeling in both of your arms and legs. If the spinal injury is incomplete, you may have some ability to function or feel pain, but ability will be impaired.

What Happens When a Man Dies in a Texas Jail Due to Illness?

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 23rd, 2009
The Dallas Morning News recently reported a tragic story involving a Texas inmatewho died in jail due to illness and lack of proper care.
 
Craig Morris, 45, was homeless and suffering from alcoholism. While the Dallas County Jail considered his pneumonia death in jail of “natural” causes, Morris’ family believe he died because of severe pneumonia that prison officials willfully ignored. He was serving a minor sentence for a misdemeanor crime involving consensual sex. The official charge was “public lewdness.”
 
His sister, Jeanette Rivett, stated that taking the sick man to Parkland Memorial Hospital would have been the appropriate action for the Dallas County Jail. The fact that Morris suffered a pneumonia death in jailwhile in custody proves that no one at the jail took note of his severe symptoms. Rivett commented that Morris “lived a horrible life but he was a human.” She believes it was a travesty of justice for a sick man serving a minor sentence to die helplessly in a cell.
 

Radioactive Water-An Overlooked Form of Poison

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 11th, 2009

Once upon a time radioactive water, or radium water, was seen as cure-all tonic by the generation of the 1920s. Both doctors and patients consumed this radioactive water, through crocks lined with radioactive ore or premixed solutions. 

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