Text Neck - Fact Or Fiction?

If a teen you know is a habitual texter, some studies indicate that his or her neck may have already aged the equivalent of 65 years.  These same studies also suggest that texting behavior has caused a nationwide outbreak of premature degeneration of the neck.  After reading these studies one is left to wonder is this fact or is this fiction?  In either case its good information to have.  

The cause of “text neck” is said to be the dynamics caused due to over-flexing of the neck for hours every day when dropping the head to look at a text screen.

 

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Oregon Auto Insurance Claim after a Car Accident

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Oregon, the at-fault driver’s insurance should cover your expenses. While the difficulty of filing an insurance claim depends on the insurance company, the adjuster, and strength of the at-fault party’s liability, it’s important to understand that some insurance companies will do everything possible to hurt your auto insurance claim. As an injured party involved in an auto accident, the three most common insurance adjuster tactics to be aware of are delaying, denying, and defending.

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Common Car Accident Injuries in Oregon

Whether your injuries from a car accident are minor, moderate, or severe in nature, they can be physically painful, financially draining, and emotionally exhausting. While there are many types of injuries that can result from a car accident, whiplash injury is one of the most common car accident injuries in Oregon.  And while no person’s symptoms or treatment are ever the same, over one million people suffer from an auto accident whiplash injury in the United States each year.

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What is the Oregon Personal Injury Discovery Process?

After a lawsuit is filed in an Oregon personal injury case the “discovery” phase of the case begins.  During discovery, attorneys from both sides share information pertinent to the personal injury claim.  This information will help both parties prepare for trial and determine if reaching an out-of-court settlement is possible.

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How to Obtain Oregon Medical Malpractice Claims Information

Once an Oregon medical malpractice attorney proves that your doctor acted negligently and that you were injured as a result of that negligence, this information is forwarded to the Oregon Medical Board. The Oregon Medical Board will compile this information, in conjunction with information they receive from primary insurers, doctors, public agents, and other health officials, into an official medical malpractice claim report.

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Oregon Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

In Oregon, there is a two-year statute of limitations, or a two-year time limit, for filing a medical malpractice claim. Under state law, all Oregon medical malpractice claims must be filed in court within two years of the date of the injury. If the injury results in death, any lawsuit must be filed within three years of the injury, date of discovery, or date of death, but no more than five years from the date of injury.

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Listeria Outbreak in Blue Bell Ice Cream - The Deadly Ice Cream Cone

Three dead, dozens sickened in listeria outbreak, ice cream recalls follow.

Ice cream recently joined cheap hamburgers as a risky food choice, as each food may contain deadly bacteria. In ice cream, it’s listeria monocytogenes, which killed 3 people in Kansas in April. The outbreak was traced to Blue Bell Creameries’ Texas factory. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeria is the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning.

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Factors Insurance Companies Consider When Evaluating an Oregon Personal Injury/Auto Accident Claim – Part Seventeen – Knee Injury

A knee injury is arguably “the king” of soft-tissue injuries. The knee is the body’s largest joint. It absorbs a great deal of shock. As such, a serious knee injury often results in some degree of permanent impairment. Quite often a well-documented knee-injury claim will produce a larger settlement in a personal injury case.

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Factors Insurance Companies Consider When Evaluating an Oregon Personal Injury/Auto Accident Claim – Part Sixteen – Concussions

This post addresses concussions, an injury that frequently occurs in auto accidents and must be considered by an insurance company carefully. It is estimated that in recent years concussion injuries have increased 10-fold to more than 3 million a year.

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Factors Insurance Companies Consider When Evaluating an Oregon Personal Injury/Auto Accident Claim – Part Fifteen – Seat Belt and Shoulder Harness

Seat belts and shoulder restraints are a double-edged sword. A person pursuing an injury claim by themselves might wonder how an insurance company considers the use or non-use of a seat belt at the time of accident. Because seat belts are designed to promote safety, it might seem that an un-belted passenger is more likely to have received the serious type of injury that will generate a large award by an insurance company.

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