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Personal Injury Dictionary: Contusions

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by Joseph Shea

What is a contusion? A simple answer is that a contusion is a bruise caused when tiny blood vessels (capillaries) are damaged or broken as a result of blunt force trauma that crushes the underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin. Because a contusion is technically a bruise, the tendency of many […]

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Personal Injury Dictionary: Abrasions, Lacerations and Puncture Wounds

Posted on December 10th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

At first glance, many people probably think that legal suits over such things as abrasions, lacerations and puncture wounds are nothing but frivolous. But any personal injury lawyer knows that a serious abrasion, laceration or puncture wound is not to be taken lightly. There are countless ways the negligence or malfeasance of others can lead […]

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Injury Dictionary: ACL Tear

Posted on October 28th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the major ligaments in your knee. ACL injuries most often occur during sports that involve sudden stops, jumping or changes in direction. It’s essential to remember, however, that you don’t have to be engaged in athletic activities to suffer an ACL. […]

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Injury Dictionary: RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), sometimes called complex regional pain syndrome, is a rare condition that affects the sympathetic nervous system. RSD is characterized by chronic, severe pain that generally affects the extremities. Motor deficits and altered sensation may also be seen in patients with this condition. To explain a little more, RSD affects the sympathetic […]

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Injury Dictionary: Paralysis

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Briefly defined, paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It can be localized or generalized, partial or complete, temporary or permanent. Paralysis can affect any part of your body at any time in your life, and if you experience it, you probably won’t feel pain in the affected area(s). Symptoms […]

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Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Distracted drivers cause a staggering number of serious accidents on our roads and highways. In reality, distracted drivers are the leading cause of most automobile accidents today. As experienced car accident lawyers in Chicago, we have handled many automobile accidents caused by either driver distractions or driver inattentiveness. Common driver distractions include: Talking on a […]

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The Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

At the Shea Law Group we are personal injury lawyers, and in our 20 years of practice we have become aware of the frightening costs of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Annually, about 1.7 million Americans suffer TBIs, and unfortunately, the effects are not always visible and frequently go unreported and untreated. Further, compared to all […]

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Signs of Medical Misdiagnosis

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

At the Shea Law Group, we are medical malpractice lawyers, and like many of you we have become increasingly concerned with the threat posed by medical misdiagnosis. Diagnosis is one of the most fundamental skills a medical student is supposed to master and then develop further as a resident and then as a practicing physician. […]

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Should I Go to The Hospital For Minor Injuries Due To Negligence?

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

When you’ve been injured due to negligence, you’ll eventually want to talk to an injury lawyer. But you may have questions before you talk to an injury lawyer. A common one we hear is whether the victim of negligence should go to the hospital for minor injuries. Truly, even disregarding the legal aspect of it, […]

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Prevent Car Accidents—and costly repairs—with Proper Maintenance

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

You can do everything right behind the wheel, but if you’re not maintaining your vehicle, you could be at risk. From blown tires to overheated engines, if an issue with your car strikes at just the wrong time it could lead to a serious accident. And even if you had no way of preventing that […]

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