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What Are My Chances of Getting a Vaccine Injury?

Published on Apr 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm in Vaccine Injury.

In the legal world, we use the term vaccine injuries when referring to serious injuries, ailments, negative reactions, or conditions that result after having a routine vaccination. These types of injuries do not happen very often, but they are still a risk that most doctors and nurses are reluctant to discuss. Most doctors and health professionals claim that routine vaccines are completely safe and pose zero risks. This claim is not accurate. Any risk must be considered, especially when it comes to keeping our loved ones safe.

So, what are the actual chances of suffering a vaccine injury or adverse reaction that may lead to serious implications? The answer to this question is complicated—in part due to the fact that many vaccine injuries are not reported.

What Are the Most Common Vaccine Injuries?

Published on Apr 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm in Vaccine Injury.

When you receive a vaccination, the last thing you expect is to suffer from medical complications or debilitating side effects afterwards. These types of complications are often referred to as vaccine injuries in the legal world. If you or someone you know has suffered from a vaccine injury in Wisconsin, you may be wondering how common these complications really are.

The short answer to the above question is that vaccine injuries are quite rare. The pros of vaccinations still heavily outweigh the cons. These types of injuries are still a risk, however, and must be considered. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common vaccine injuries organized by the vaccine they are related to. This list may be a resource to those who have suffered from vaccine complications as well as their families.

How Agencies Can Stop Wisconsin Truck Crashes

Published on Apr 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm in Truck Accidents.

The federal government has rules in place that govern the safety and maintenance of semi trucks.  When trucking agencies, companies, and drivers follow these safety rules and traffic laws, risk of accidents are significantly reduced.  These laws cover truck part maintenance, regulation of driving hours, and responsible operation of the vehicle.  Fatigued driving, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and failing truck parts are all factors that put other responsible and innocent drivers at risk.

Here’s how agencies can stop Wisconsin truck crashes from happening as well as truck accidents throughout the entire nation:

Proper Truck Maintenance Saves Lives

Trucking companies are required to properly maintain all of the equipment on the truck and trailer.  Lights, signals, brakes, engine, and tires are all parts of the truck that companies are required to maintain.  Bald tires and worn brakes can make a truck more difficult to stop and difficult to control in bad weather and poor road conditions.  Burnt out lights and failing signals prevent surrounding passenger vehicles from being warned as semi trucks make turns and switch lanes.  This can leave a passenger vehicle unable to get out of the way in time and can lead to a dangerous and potential fatal collision.

Examining the Common Causes of Wisconsin Car Wrecks

Published on Mar 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm in Car Accidents.

Driving a car is a dangerous activity many of us do every day.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the United States.  On average, 111,000 crashes occur on Wisconsin roadways every year.  There are many causes of car accidents in Wisconsin.  Here are a few of the most common:

Deer are a leading cause of car accident in Wisconsin.  On average, 17,700 car accidents every year are caused by deer.  Many of these accidents result in serious driver injury.  Wisconsin has a high deer population.  It is important for all drivers on Wisconsin roadways to be alert for unpredictable wildlife at all times.

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.

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