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Sweeney Law FirmSpinal Cord InjuriesSpinal cord injuries can be divided into several categories: inherited, birth trauma, and acquired. Acquired spinal cord injuries is a broad category covering infectious agents or mechanical forces that cause spinal cord injury. Other types of acquired spSweeney Law FirmStentsStents are used as medical interventions to open up closed tubular structures in the body. Stents can be a mesh tube shape, or they can be a mesh infused with pharmaceuticals that release slowly over time to prevent excess protein (scar tissue) build-up aSweeney Law FirmStevens-Johnson SyndromeStevens-Johnson syndrome, also known as epidermal necrolysis, is an immune over reaction to viral infections or an allergic reaction to antibiotics. This type of serious reaction is considered a medical emergency, but fortunately is rare. This reaction inSweeney Law FirmStopping Wrongful Death In Nursing HomesWrongful death in nursing homes is a very real occurrence. While pamphlets and tours may show residents happy and cared for, some nursing homes neglect their residents to the point of death. When such a tragedy occurs, there are a number signs suggesting Sweeney Law FirmStrict LiabilityStrict liability, also known as absolute liability, is the legal doctrine that assigns responsibility for damages or injuries even if the person or company that was responsible for the damage or injury was not at fault or negligent. Generally, most liabiSweeney Law FirmStrokeStroke is the general term used for blood flow disruption to the brain. Continuous blood flow is extremely important as it delivers oxygen, nutrients, and carries waste away from cells of the brain and throughout the body. Brain cells are especially susceSweeney Law FirmSudden Behavior Changes in Nursing Home ResidentsSudden behavior changes in nursing home residents can be a sign of serious issues, especially in residents who are mentally or physically impaired. When something out of the ordinary occurs, your loved one may act out or respond differently as a result ofSweeney Law FirmSurgeries with High Failure RatesCertain types of surgery are more prone to failure than others. Failed surgeries can mean worse pain or symptoms than the patient had prior to surgery, it can mean additional surgery will be necessary, and of course added healing time, lost work time, andSweeney Law FirmSurgical ConsentSurgical consent is defined by giving your physician permission to perform surgery and may not always be in written form. Without this consent given for a surgery it is considered a criminal offense. Informed consent, delves deeper than general consent asSweeney Law FirmSurgical ErrorsSurgery, whether it is minor or major involves many aspects and persons. The possibility of surgical errors increases if surgery is due to an accident (unplanned), is lengthy, or involves more than one surgical team. Surgical teams are made up of many peo