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Catastrophic and Serious Injuries

Catastrophic injury or serious bodily harm

is an injury that is long-lasting and will seriously interfere with the individual’s health, comfort, and life. It may happen unintentionally or with intent, such as during an assault. If you or a loved one have experienced a catastrophic injury, Mattioli & Munley can help. Contact us today to assess your case.

Examples injuries include:

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Paralysis

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Loss of Limb

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Brain or spinal injuries

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Burns or severe disfigurement

Catastrophic and Serious Injuries News

Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania

Anapol Schwartz Personal injury lawyers filed a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania against Takata Corporation, Honda Motor Co., and other auto makers impacted by the Takata airbag recall.  Eleven car makers have issued airbag recalls during the past year due to defective Takata airbags that may explode, shoot shrapnel and cause serious injuries. The Takata airbag lawsuit filed on November 18 alleges that Takata knew about the airbag defects as early as 2001 but failed to fully investigate the problem until recently. The reaction of manufacturers to this recall has been as grossly mismanaged as was the response to the original problem. The complaint alleges that the Takata airbag recall cheated class members because the vehicles they purchased were of lesser standard, grade and quality than was represented by automakers. Vehicle owners affected by the Takata airbag recall may be entitled to compensation for economic loss caused by the diminished value of cars with these dangerous airbags.  Contact an airbag defect lawyer to find out if you are eligible to join the Takata airbag class action... read more

Minimizing Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

uto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic. More than 40 percent of new spinal cord injuries each year occur during a car or motorcycle accident. Wearing a seatbelt can help minimize the risk of sustaining a spinal cord injury. Once the crash has occurred, there are additional precautions the Mayo clinic suggests accident victims can take to minimize the severity of spinal cord injuries including: Calling 911 immediately Avoiding moving the injured person. The wrong movement could exacerbate the injury or result in paralysis. Providing basic first aid such as stopping any bleeding and making the person comfortable without moving the head or neck Keeping the person still and place heavy towels on both sides of the neck or hold the head and neck to prevent them from moving. Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and change life at the same speed. No matter how careful drivers are, sometimes accidents and injuries cannot be prevented. No one should be left to deal with the aftermath of a paralyzing auto accident alone. Spinal cord injury lawyers can help victims get their life back. If it happened to you or a loved one, contact a Pennsylvania personal Injury lawyer to find out if you are eligible for compensation. View original article... read more

Experimental Therapy Helps Destroyed Muscles to Regrow

Veterans’ Lives Permanently Changed After Returning from War For veterans returning from combat, their lives our permanently changed.  For some, that includes physical change such as the loss of limbs or shrapnel debris buried deep within muscles.  That’s what happened to Ron Strang, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, who was in the vicinity of a primitive land mine that exploded.  That mine buried shrapnel into his left thigh, destroying most of it and leaving him unable to enjoy activities such as swimming, running or hiking.  However, things changed when Strang met researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Researchers Use New Method to Regrow Muscle Tissue in Wounded Vets Researchers Stephen Badylak and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh recently published an article in the journal Science Transnational Medicine detailing an experimental technique they discovered that can regrow muscle tissue.  Badylak and his colleagues discovered that wounded muscles responded to an injection of a substance that normally surrounds cells–the extracellular matrix.  Badylak says that the extracellular matrix can be thought of as the “glue” that holds all the cells together, and decided that he would surgically transplant a quilt of matrix from pigs’ bladders into the legs of patients whose muscle tissue had been destroyed.   Veterans Benefit from Experimental Therapy to Regrow Muscle Although Strang thought his idea sounded a little far-fetched at first, he has had great success in some patients.  He has helped about a dozen patients so far.  One of those vets was considering amputation of his leg after having undergone 30 surgeries already to try to repair it with no luck.  That patient now rides bikes and can do jumping jacks, according to Badylak.  Strang’s recovery hasn’t... read more

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