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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Vaccinations

Published on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm in Vaccine Injury.

It is impossible to know how much your child will benefit from a vaccine.  Exposure to disease is not something that can be measured, and you will never know how many times in their lifetime your child is exposed to a disease and protected by their vaccine.  Research shows that vaccinations have saved millions of lives.  In the United States, diseases such as measles, diphtheria, smallpox, mumps, and polio have almost completely been eradicated since the introduction of vaccines.

Even though these diseases are no longer a common threat, doctors say it is still important for children in the United States to receive the vaccine.  Serious disease is still a threat to children in other countries, and traveling internationally without the protection of vaccinations can be very dangerous.  Children who never have or never will travel internationally are still protected by their vaccines when they are around other individuals who have traveled abroad and been exposed.

$1.1 Million Verdict Awarded for Wrongful Death Case

Published on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:57 pm in News.

Scott B. Taylor and Matthew J. Bauer of Urban & Taylor, S.C. recently helped a grieving family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin receive well-deserved peace of mind as well as a $1.1 million verdict in a wrongful death car accident claim filed on behalf of their father, Edwin Thaves.

The accident happened on January 1, 2012 when a drunk 17-year-old driver sped through the St. Paul Ave. intersection and collided with a concrete island that launched the driver’s car into the air, over two eastbound lanes, and into the vehicle driven by Edwin Thaves. Thaves was 61 years old and a successful small business owner. He died immediately– after watching in horror as the defendant’s vehicle became airborne and hurtled toward him.

5 Things That Can Ruin a Personal Injury Case

Published on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:28 pm in Personal Injury.

If you are making a personal injury claim, you are hoping to recover money for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional damage you have experienced as a result of an accident.  It is important to be aware of common mistakes you can make that can severely damage your case or ruin your chances of receiving the financial compensation you deserve.

Do not sign any document related to your accident.  Insurance companies will encourage you to sign forms early on in the process of car repairs and medical treatment.  Though these documents seem simple and unassuming on the surface, many have complicated hidden clauses and fine print that the insurance company assumes you will not read.  You can quickly and easily unknowingly sign away your right to pursue a case against the insurance company and release them from further responsibility for future injuries that may arise.

How to Pick a Safe Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Published on Mar 2, 2017 at 12:35 am in Nursing Home Neglect.

When someone you love is no longer able to safely live on their own, trusting their care to strangers is not easy.  Choosing the right nursing home facility is an overwhelming decision.  When visiting potential nursing homes, there are a few things you should look for.

First, how does the food look and taste?  The look and taste of food is especially important for elderly people as sensory sensitivity often diminishes with age.  Dining in the nursing home cafeteria with your loved one is a great way to see what and how well they might eat there.

5 Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Published on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm in Personal Injury.

A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that is brought against the company or individual that is believed to be responsible for someone’s death as a result of negligent or intentionally careless act.  Family members and loved ones are entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses and lost wages of the deceased.  Wrongful death lawsuits are unfortunate and more common than you might think.

Car accidents are the most common cause for wrongful death lawsuits.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year more than 30,000 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes and more than 2 million are injured.  Speeding, reckless or distracted driving, drunk driving, road defects and construction are some of the dangerous circumstances that can cause a deadly crash.  Losing a loved one in a car accident is detrimental to the family of the victim both emotionally and financially, and the party at fault should be held responsible.

What to Do After Being in a Car Accident

Published on Feb 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm in Car Accidents.

Driving is probably the most dangerous thing most of us will ever do.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year more than 30,000 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes and more than 2 million are injured.  Even the most responsible driver can find themselves involved in a dangerous car accident.  It is important that every driver on the road know what to do after a crash.

First, take some deep breaths.  Our bodies handle car accidents with a rapid rush of overwhelming emotions like shock, fear, guilt, or anger.  It is important to try to calm yourself down so that you can handle the situation.  This is the time to assess the accident and determine if it was a serious one.

The Influenza Vaccine: Who Should Get It?

Published on Jan 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm in Vaccine Injury.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone over the age of six months old to receive some form of the influenza vaccine for the 2016-2017 flu season. However, there are some rare cases, according to the CDC, where the Influenza vaccine is not recommended. This includes:

  • Children younger than six months
  • People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine, including gelatin, antibiotics, or another ingredients.

The CDC also recommends that if you are planning on getting the influenza vaccine that you receive the injectable version. These include the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, as it has been determined to be ineffective.

What You Need to Know about Guillain Barré Syndrome

Published on Jan 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm in Vaccine Injury.

At Urban & Taylor, S.C., we’re committed to informing U.S. citizens about the invisible dangers of regular, routine vaccinations that are advertised as being safe 100% of the time. The truth is that our safety is never guaranteed when we receive a vaccination– even for one as routine as a flu shot.

One of the most dangerous vaccine injuries and conditions is caused by the flu shot, in fact. This condition is called Guillain Barré Syndrome, and while rare, it can lead to major implications and lifelong debilitating consequences. Here’s everything you need to know about Guillain Barré Syndrome.

Welcome to the New Urban & Taylor, S.C. Website

Published on Jan 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm in News.

At Urban & Taylor, S.C., we’re proud to consider our office one of Milwaukee’s most successful law firms. Since 1999, we’ve been proud to help clients throughout the state of Wisconsin obtain the financial compensation they deserve for their cases and get back to the tasks of living and providing for their families. We’re committed to helping those in need speak against injustice and work towards a better, brighter tomorrow.

As part of this commitment, we feel it’s vital to have an online platform that helps us better reach out to clients– both new and current– and inform them about personal injury law as well as Wisconsin worker’s compensation, disability, and life insurance laws. We have had great success helping inform clients about the vaccine injury compensation program and plan on continuing to extend our outreach regarding the program and about how it can help those who have suffered due to regular vaccinations receive much-needed compensation.

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