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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding Fourth-Degree Burns

What Are Fourth-Degree Burns? Fourth-degree burns are the most severe burns and include extensive damage of the skin, muscles, and bone. These burns are most often fatal, but recent medical advances have started to make it possible to save those suffering from fourth-degree burns. These burns require immediate medical attention to ensure survival. If...
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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding Third-Degree Burns (Full Thickness Burns)

What Are Third-Degree Burns? Third-degree burns damage all three layers of the skin, and are also known as full thickness burns. In some cases, a third-degree burn can even reach through the skin to muscles and bones. These burns are much more severe than first- and second-degree burns and require medical assistance. Symptoms of...
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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding Second-Degree Burns

What Are Second-Degree Burns? Second-degree burns involve the top two layers of skin: the dermis and the epidermis. They are also known as partial thickness burns and often result in blistering. A second-degree burn can result in more pain, swelling, and are more severe than a first-degree burn. These burns are treatable at home,...
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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding First-Degree Burns

What Are First-Degree Burns? First-degree burns, also known as superficial burns, only affect the top layer of the skin. Even so, first-degree burns can affect a wide area of skin and become very painful. In general, a first-degree burn requires little to no treatment, though some cases may require you to visit a doctor....
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July 5, 2017 in

Another Child Drowns – “ Pool Suction Entrapment”

In November 2016, a 7-year-old boy in California drowned while swimming in the spa pool in the backyard of his family’s rental home. The family believes that their son was the victim of “suction entrapment,” which causes a person to be sucked by powerful force against a spa or pool drain, making it difficult...
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June 19, 2017 in

Doctors Express Concern About Exploding E-Cigarettes

Since 2009, the Food and Drug Administration has been trying to regulate e-cigarettes and similar devices. Now, the world-famous Arizona Burn Center has recently begun monitoring e-cigarette explosions, with plans to document the phenomenon in a medical journal. The Burn Center has documented 12 cases of exploding e-cigarettes over the past 12 weeks. These...
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February 15, 2017 in

Abilify Causes Gambling Addiction

Abilify, the Most-Profitable Drug in America, has been linked to both Gambling Addiction and Sex Addiction.  Bristol-Myers Squibb’s top-selling Abilify drug earned the company $6.4 billion in 2013. Doctors prescribe Abilify for the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.  Each year, more than 8 million Abilify prescriptions are written. Lawyers across the country...
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May 19, 2016 in

Crime Victim Compensation For Injury

We live in a society where anger and frustration all too often leads to violence. Though the perpetrator may be criminally prosecuted, this may leave the victim without any compensation for the damages inflicted. The Court could order restitution for out of pocket expenses, but the perpetrator often in prison is usually unable to...
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April 28, 2016 in

Dust Storm Dangers

Dust storms are a reality of life in the southwest. While they may be fascinating to watch from the safety of your house, they are also very dangerous when you are on the highway. During a dust storm it may become impossible to see the road itself, much less the lane markings, or any...
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October 3, 2012 in

Preventable Injuries to Disabled Airline Passengers

There are rules in place that are meant to protect disabled passengers, but with pressure on their profits, U.S. Airlines typically contract with outside companies for wheelchair services at airports.  These contractors often provide inadequate training in how to lift an immobile passenger and pay low wages leading to high turnover and poor service. ...
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