August 12

What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

First of all, don’t let the word “mild” fool you. All brain injuries are serious and can have long-term, meaningful impacts on your quality of life. A mild traumatic brain injury is defined as A traumatically induced psychological disruption of brain function. This disruption in brain function is manifested by at least one of the following:.

August 6

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

As the name suggests, catastrophic injuries have a devastating impact on victims and their loved ones. They can be physical, emotional or mental injuries, or (as is often the case) some combination thereof. Catastrophic injuries include the following: significant brain injury quadriplegia paraplegia hemiplegia (inability to move a group of muscles in one side of.

March 5

Common Whiplash Myths

If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, you might suffer whiplash. This is especially true if your vehicle was rear-ended or side-impacted. Hundreds of thousands of people in North America suffer whiplash each year. It’s a general term used to describe bony and/or soft-tissue injuries caused by rapid acceleration-deceleration. The most common symptoms are.

December 18

A free guidebook on chronic pain

I am not normally one to “plug” products, but this is free and might be of help to people. Dr. Mary Lynch, professor at Dalhousie University and director of research at the Pain Management Unit, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax has released a free e-book: Surviving Your Personal Injuries Claim and Litigation: A.

June 28

Dental Injuries and the “Cap”

Since 2004, the “minor injury cap” legislation has been in place in Alberta, which limits maximum damages for pain and suffering for “minor” injuries to $4,000. However, a new case has clarified the law around dental injuries. This case could set a new precedent for accident victims seeking compensation for dental injuries. The recent decision of Madame.