Minnesota Diffuse Electrical Injury Lawyer

You may be having trouble convincing your doctors and insurance company that you are truly injured because your response to the electrical injury has been unusual. You may even have been accused of lying or malingering.

Ultimately, your compensation depends on the knowledge, ability, and aggressiveness of your attorney. The lawyers at TSR Injury Law have all of that and more — they have compassion with the client, persuasive negotiating skills, and charisma in the courtroom. Contact a Minnesota Diffuse Electrical Injury Lawyer at 612-TSR-TIME. We care and we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. We recently settled a Diffuse Electrical Injury case for $187,000.

Symptoms of Diffuse Electrical Injury

A Diffuse Electrical Injury (DEI) presents with an entirely different set of responses to an electric shock than has commonly been accepted. The responses associated with diffuse electrical injury have been validated in the last 15-20 years by the ability to gather statistics online from similar cases around the world.

The symptoms of Diffuse Electrical Injury are random and unpredictable. They include:

  • injury not proportional to the energy of the shock
  • injury not related to the voltage of the contact
  • injury not related to the duration of the contact
  • injury not related to the theoretical path of the current

About Diffuse Electrical Injury

Diffuse electrical injury (DEI) is also referred to as electric shock syndrome or post electric shock syndrome. It is an injury to the body following an electrical contact where the bodily response is neither proportional to the parameters of the shock (voltage, current, duration), nor is the tissue response limited to the theoretical current pathway. The indications of DEI are an assortment of physical complaints that include:

  • tingling
  • weakness
  • pins and needles
  • muscle twitches
  • muscle spasms
  • general fatigue
  • broad diffuse pain

emotional symptoms that include:

  • personality changes
  • depression
  • stress / anxiety
  • anger / temper

and cognitive impairments that include:

  • inability to concentrate
  • slower thinking
  • short term memory loss
  • difficulty thinking clearly

Some results from MRIs are providing evidence that the differences shown on neuropsychological test batteries have an organic basis. These victims are not lying, crazy, or malingering.

Minneapolis Diffuse Electrical Injury Attorney

If you have suffered unusual symptoms following your electrical shock injury, Call TSR Injury Law today at (612) TSR-TIME or submit our contact form. Our partners have years of experience with excellent results.

Minneapolis Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers

TSR Injury Law is a premier personal injury law firm with extensive experience handling bicycle accident injury lawsuits, and a reputation for excellent settlements, including a verdict for $520,000 in a bicycle accident injury case. We care about you, and truly want to help you obtain justice and compensation for your injury.

Our personal injury lawyers are experts at establishing fault in serious bicycle accidents. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists need to drive more defensively than motor vehicle drivers. They need to know the rules on how to legally and safely share the road with motor vehicles, because so many motor vehicle drivers do not respect a bicyclist and their right to be on the road. The most common types of collisions occur when a motor vehicle driver:

  • ignores the bicyclist and turns directly in front of the cyclist, cutting them off;
  • enters the street from a driveway or parking spot without observing or yielding to the bicyclist;
  • is inattentive, clueless, or unobservant while driving;
  • is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; or
  • fails to yield the right of way to a bicyclist at an intersection. 

Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries

Bicyclists are defenseless against any type of motor vehicle. If a bicyclist is in an accident, the injuries are usually significant. Those injuries include:

  • skull fracture
  • concussion
  • traumatic brain injury
  • coup and contrecoup head injury
  • spinal injury
  • tibial plateau fracture
  • facet joint injury
  • burst fracture of the spine
  • trimalleolar fracture / broken ankle
  • permanent disability 

Minnesota Bicycle Accident Injury Statistics

All drivers on the road have the responsibility to be alert and aware of everyone on the road. Ignorance about Minnesota bicycle laws will not lessen the culpability of the at-fault person if a bicyclist is injured — and many bicyclists are injured or killed every year.

  • Four bicyclists die in a bicycle accident every day.
  • Nearly half of these deaths are children under the age of 16.
  • Another one million children are injured in bicycle accidents every year.
  • Head injuries account for three out of every four serious/fatal bicycle accident injuries.
  • Collisions with motor vehicles is the leading cause of death in bicycle accidents.

Contact a Minneapolis Bicycle Accident Attorney

We will work with the insurance companies, accessing as many policies as possible, and coordinating all of the benefits. We will investigate the accident, consult with qualified bicycle specialists, and seek out the expertise of medical specialists to find every angle to pursue in your case. We will do this with no charge to you until we win your case.

Our Minneapolis bicycle accident injury lawyers are specialists in the field of personal injury law. Our attorneys are thorough, aggressive, and persuasive litigators with a reputation for obtaining excellent settlements and verdicts. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.

Minnesota Acetabular Hip Fracture Attorney

TSR Injury Law is interested in seeking justice in your case. Our partners have years of experience and a reputation for getting the job done. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form today. We want to help you recover compensation for your injuries, pain, and any loss of mobility.

Hip Fracture

The hip is a ball and socket joint. The femur forms the ball; the acetabulum is the socket. This round, smooth, cartilage-covered bone is part of the pelvis. An acetabular, or hip fracture, may occur in a high impact car accident, truck accident, or slip and fall accident. The type and severity of the break depends on the position of the femoral head at the time of the accident.

Treatment of Hip Fracture

An acetabular/hip fracture is a complex orthopedic injury. The surgery should be performed by an experienced acetabular orthopedic surgeon to ensure the best fracture alignment and the fewest complications. The optimal time for surgery is within the first week after the injury.

During surgery, the fracture fragments are cleaned, the fractures are realigned, and then stabilized with plates and screws. The surgery generally takes three to six hours.

Hip Fracture Complications

Surgery to realign a hip fracture has a number of common, but potentially serious, complications.

  • injury to a nerve
    • sciatic nerve
    • femoral nerve
    • superior gluteal nerve
  • wound infection
  • deep vein blood clots
  • pneumonia
  • osteonecrosis (bone death) of the femoral head or fragment
  • chondrolysis (destruction of articular cartilage)
  • osteoarthritis

Minnesota Acetabular – Hip Fracture Attorney

If you have sustained a traumatic hip fracture due to the negligence of another, you may be able to receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, physical therapy expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will do the paperwork, negotiate with the insurance companies, and file your claim. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.

State Farm v. Metropolitan Council and Lashandra Scott

State Farm v. Metropolitan Council and Lashandra Scott, MN CT Appeals 9-22-14. Met Council, who runs the transit buses in the metro area, stopped paying no-fault insurance benefits to injured passengers by arguing that buses were not “motor vehicles.” Jenny and Chuck organized a team of lawyers for injured passengers and worked with State Farm and GEICO to defeat Met Council.

After winning four separate times at the district court, Met Council appealed. The Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected every argument made by Met Council and affirmed that they must provide no-fault insurance benefits to injured passengers on the bus that don’t have coverage of their own.

If you are injured in a bus accident and are not sure what to do next, contact an experienced Bloomington car accident lawyer from TSR Injury Law today. We charge no fees to determine if you have a case and if you do, there are no upfront fees for us to handle the case.

Free Consultation. Ph: (612) TSR-TIME.

Minnesota Man Killed by E. coli Tainted “Pink Slime”

Minnesota health officials believe that “lean finely textured beef” made by Beef Products, Inc. was contaminated with E. coli and caused at least five people to become ill in 2009 with one of those individuals dying. Now, Beef Products, Inc. is pursuing a lawsuit against two former USDA microbiologists and ABC News because the two raised concerns about the product and there were also a number of other accusations made.

The man who died, Robert Danell, 62, had Down Syndrome and died of kidney failure not long after he had consumed the beef.

His family feels that he because deathly ill from eating what is frequently referred to as “pink slime.” This is the beef scraps that are to be treated with ammonia to kill pathogens. Now the family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Beef Products, Inc.

The lawsuit was filed on January 8 in which BPI is blamed in addition to seven other companies for selling the “pink slime” that resulted in the death of Danell. Danell was one of 25 people in a 17 state case to become sick from the 2008 E. coli outbreak. This outbreak would be traced back to a slaughterhouse in Colorado, JBS Swift & Company. JBS has also been included in the lawsuit as defendants.

At first, nine of the individuals who became sick said that they had eaten steak at Applebees. This is how the CDC was able to trace where the bacteria came from. They found that the beef had been purchased from JBS before it was sent to the Applebees restaurant chain. This resulted in the recall of almost 250,000 pounds of beef in December 2009. However, Minnesota health officials were receiving reports of illnesses that were not linked to the same beef.

Danell had eaten a hamburger on December 28 at Opportunity Manor. He had also consumed Swedish meatballs a couple of days later. Both of these meals contained beef from Tyson that contained the “pink slime” from BPI. It was on January 4 that Danell would start experiencing stomach pains and bloody diarrhea. He would continue to get progressively worse. He would pass away on June 19, 2010.

It was found that Tyson had mixed the BPI beef into its own ground beef because it was cheaper and then sold the meat to multiple companies for use in lasagna, hamburger patties, and Swedish Meatballs. These are three foods that Danell had eaten in the days before coming sick. Unfortunately, these items were not included in the beef recall. Not being subject to a recall had a lot to do with the fact that hamburger can contain trim from a number of sources, making tracing back where the individual parts that make up the meat very difficult. Nonetheless, molecular tests did trace the tainted beef back to JBS.

BPI feels that the Danell lawsuit lacks merit and that the company will aggressively defend itself. The family says it is not about the money, as they want to show how this well-loved individual died at the alleged hands of the chain of production.

If you love a loved one due to a dangerous product, contact a Bloomington personal injury attorney at TSR Injury Law today. Ph: (612) TSR-TIME.

Red Lake Shootings Case Settles For $1.5 million

6-year-old Jeff Weise shot and killed 7 people at Red Lake High School before taking his own life. In addition to reaching a $1 million settlement with the school district, the twenty-one plaintiffs, representing survivors and the families of victims, also filed suit against MacNeil Environmental of Burnsville, the firm hired to evaluate and improve security measures on campus prior to the shootings.

Rich Ruohonen represented Steven Cobenais, the most severely injured student, in the suit, which was recently settled for $1.5 million.

13-Year-Old Winthrop Boy Dies after Bike Struck by Semi

While there are many bicycle accidents throughout Minnesota, and a number of them involving children, fatalities are not as rare as the severe injuries that can exist.

In this case, a 13-year-old boy from Winthrop died on September 15 after he was struck by a semi while riding his bike on Highway 15, according to the Minnesota State patrol.

Jacob W. Weber was with a group of juveniles that were riding their bikes northbound on the two-lane highway at approximately 2:30 p.m. when Weber suddenly left the shoulder of the road and into the path of a 2007 Mack tractor-trailer. The semi struck the boy.

The Winthrop Fire Department, Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, Winthrop Ambulance, and Life Link all responded to the accident, transporting Weber to Hennepin County Medical Center. His injuries were critical, but he was still alive at the time of transport. He passed away at 11:40 a.m. on the 16th.

The family said that Jacob died doing what he loved to do and they made the decision to donate any organs that could be potentially used in transplants.

Andrew C. Damhof, 23, and the driver of the truck was not injured in the accident. Alcohol was also not a factor in the crash.

Pelvic Injury Claims

TSR Injury Law is a powerful personal injury law firm with extensive experience with broken bone injury lawsuits and a reputation for large settlements, including a recent verdict of more than $1.5 million. Our personal injury lawyers are experts at establishing fault in serious motor vehicle accidents. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.

The pelvis is a ring-like structure at the base of the spine. It cradles many of the digestive and reproductive organs, as well as being at the crossroads for nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. It is critical to the alignment of the entire skeleton.

Minnesota Pelvic Fracture Injury

The majority of pelvic fractures involve high-impact forces as in motor vehicle accidents or falls from great heights. Pelvic fractures can be life-threatening and require surgery. They can be open or closed and are further classified as:

  • stable – only one break and limited bleeding, the bones are not displaced
  • unstable – two or more breaks, moderate to excessive bleeding, the bones are displaced

A pelvic fracture should be suspected and investigated if there is bone tenderness, difficulty walking, or loss of nerve function in the lower body. Additional symptoms may include:

  • abdominal pain
  • numbness or tingling in the groin or down the legs
  • bleeding from any lower body cavity
  • difficulty urinating

In severe fractures, the victim needs immediate medical attention because of the possibility of shock, extensive internal bleeding, nerve damage, soft tissue damage, and organ damage. The injuries must be stabilized; advanced trauma life support management may be required.

Minnesota Pelvic Fracture Treatment

Pelvic fractures require x-rays to determine the best course of surgery and sometimes a CT scan will be ordered to define the extent of the associated injuries. External fixators may be used to stabilize the pelvic area, allowing surgeons to address the injuries to the nerves, blood vessels, and organs. Unstable fractures may require the insertion of plates or screws.

It takes many months of rehabilitation and physical therapy to recover from a pelvic fracture. There is no guarantee of a full recovery. Long-term complications may include:

  • limp due to damage to musculature
  • pain
  • impaired mobility
  • sexual dysfunction
  • nerve damage
  • issues as a result of any organ damage (e.g. kidney failure, leaking bladder)

Minnesota Pelvic Fracture Lawyers

The lawyers at TSR Injury Law believe that you should not have to suffer the consequences of an accident that was not your fault. We have helped thousands of people recover millions in compensation. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free contact form.

Child Drowning near Long Lake Beach

New Brighton police and Ramsey County Water Patrol were called around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday afternoon about a possible drowning near a Long Lake beach. A 6-year-old-boy was unresponsive after being rescued from 8’ deep water.

The boy was found, by lifeguards, within minutes of being reported missing. He was given CPR and taken to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, in St. Paul, and is listed in critical condition. No further information is available at this time.

The boy was on a field trip with a group from Roseville schools. The beach was closed for the rest of the day. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.

Was There Adequate Supervision?

Parents can be very trusting and naïve. Most parents assume that a school-sponsored event will be safe and have enough adult supervision. That obviously was not the case with this swimming outing. What when wrong? Who is responsible? Who will pay all of the medical bills? An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you through the legal maze.

If your child has been injured or assaulted while at school or a school-sponsored activity, contact the Minneapolis personal injury lawyers of TSR Injury Law today, at (612) TSR-TIME, to discuss your legal rights and options or submit our free consultation form. Our partners are skilled, aggressive litigators with years of experience handling child injury cases, car accident cases, dog bite cases, and drunk driving cases.

Talus Fracture Injury Claims

The talus bone is a pivotal bone in the ankle. It is an important connector between the leg and foot and is held in place by ligaments — no tendons. Most talus fractures occur in car accidents or truck accidents and they are marked by swelling, bruising, severe pain, and inability to bear weight. If a talus fracture goes untreated or does not heal properly, it can create long-term complications. Those complications include:

  • impaired foot function
  • loss of range of motion
  • arthritis
  • chronic pain
  • bone collapse

Talus Fracture Treatment

If a talus fracture is suspected, the doctor will order a series of x-rays of the ankle and foot to pinpoint the location of the fracture. If x-rays are inconclusive, a CT scan will be necessary. The imaging will help the orthopedist determine whether the bones are aligned or displaced. Imaging will also reveal if loose bone chips are present that may need to be removed surgically.

The doctor will check for nerve damage and adequate blood supply to the joint and the foot. If the blood supply is disrupted, the bone tissue could die allowing the bone to collapse. The orthopedist will usually do a follow-up x-ray or MRI to check on the blood supply.

After surgery, the ankle will be immobilized in a cast for 6-8 weeks. The ankle must not bear weight for at least 3 months. Even if the talus fracture heals properly, the ankle may eventually develop arthritis. More than half of the talus is covered with cartilage. When the cartilage is injured, the smooth surface is compromised which can lead to accelerated joint wear and ultimately arthritis.

There are a variety of treatments for arthritis, including:

  • modification of activity
  • ankle-foot brace
  • joint fusion
  • bone grafting
  • ankle replacement

Talus Fracture Claims

If you have sustained a talus fracture, you need to access all available insurance to be sure that your medical expenses are covered, your lost wages are covered, and your future is secure. The personal injury attorneys in Bloomington, MN at TSR Injury Law are aggressive litigators who will get the job done. We will do all of the paperwork, handle the insurance companies, and file your claim. Call TSR Injury Law today, at (612) TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.