Fall

Slips, trips and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicle as the cause of fatalities. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Over one million Americans trip, slip or fall each year. Parking lots are a common location for falls...

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Dog Chasing Mailman

The Postal Service released its annual figures this month for dog bites in 2016. Houston had the second highest number of dog bites of postal workers at 62. Los Angeles was the only city with more dog bites at 80. Dog attacks on postal workers across the country hit a three-decade high of 6,755 dog bites. Part of the explanation ...

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Vicious Dog

This week five students were bit by a stray dog at YES Prep. The student were bitten during recess around noon. The stray dog approached the children, and then several students began petting and playing with the dog. The dog began biting shoes and then injured the children. A teacher intervened and placed the dog in her car until animal ...

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CRPS

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a pain syndrome that is considered more painful on the McGill University Pain Scale (42/50) than childbirth or amputation. Approximately 200,000 people in the United States suffer from this terrible syndrome. Allodynia is a common symptom of CRPS. Allodynia is pain sensitization from stimulation that is normally ...

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Dog fight

A person takes the risk that he or she might be seriously injured when attempting to rescue a pet from an attack by another animal. Many pet owners will not think twice before attempting to save their pet from an attack by another dog despite the risk of personal harm. The owner of the aggressive dog might blame the other ...

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Dog Owner

Several studies over the past few decades have studied whether there are any common personality traits or characteristics for people who own vicious dogs. Of course, every dog owner is unique, but these studies found a statistically significant increased risk of certain types of behavior among owners of “high-risk” breeds of dogs for injuring people...

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Vicious Dog

Homeowner associations (HOAs) also called property owner associations (POAs) may be liable when a dog bites a person in a common area owned by the association. A homeowner association may be found responsible for the attack under several different scenarios. The board of directors of the associations have a fiduciary duty to the members to maintain the property. These duties ...

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Police and dog

This year in a suburb of Atlanta, two loose dogs killed a six-year old child and critically wounded two other children. The dogs’ owner has been charged with reckless conduct. During the morning, parents and neighbors rushed outside after hearing children screaming. One resident rushed outside with his gun and found the mother of the dead child crying over the ...

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Vicious Dog

Earlier this month, a family pet mauled a 2-month old to death in San Marcos, Texas. The family had owned the dog for eight years since it was a puppy. The father fell asleep on the couch with the infant in a bouncer. When he awoke, he found his child’s body covered in bites. The family claims the dog had ...

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