Blog Posts in 2016

  • Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 7-Dec-2016

    A wrongful death claim occurs when someone dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another individual or entity, and it is considered a civil lawsuit. Every state has its own set of statutes that explain who can file such a claim, how much time they have to do it, and the kind of damages a person can claim. Not just anyone can file a wrongful death claim, so it is important to have a keen ...
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  • Anoxic vs. Hypoxic Brain Injuries

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 21-Oct-2016

    Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries are relatively similar since both are the result of an interruption of oxygen supply to the brain. The difference with hypoxia is the interruption is partial, whereas anoxia occurs when there is a complete lack of oxygen supplied to the brain. There are many causes of anoxia and four different types, all of which may cause severe brain damage. When blood cannot ...
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  • What Is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 6-Oct-2016

    The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which was first published in 1974, is a commonly used method to assess the level of consciousness of patients suffering from an acute brain injury. The scale’s guide measures the functions of a patient’s eyes, verbal response, and motor response and the totaled score is used to categorize the severity of the brain injury. A lower score on the GCS indicates ...
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  • Types and Degrees of Burn Injury

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 22-Sep-2016

    Considered to be a catastrophic injury, a burn injury can be devastating, often times resulting in long-term damage to the body. The consequences of a burn injury vary depending on the severity of the injury. It is important to understand the different types of burn injuries that a person can sustain as well as what your options are for legal recourse if the injury was caused by negligence. Types ...
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  • Living With Paralysis After a Spine Injury

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 9-Sep-2016

    When someone sustains a spine injury, there is always the possibility of paralysis. This means the spinal cord was damaged and the victim experiences loss of function in some or all of their extremities. The severity of the paralysis varies based on the type and location of the injury. A victim may experience partial or total paralysis, or quadriplegia or paraplegia. Partial paralysis means only ...
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