The Minnesota injury lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team call your attention to recent medical research with regard to post-traumatic stress disorder.
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IS A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that develops as the result of a person being exposed to a traumatic event such as sexual assualt, warfare, a traffic collision. The traumatic event can to an assault either to the PTSD victim or to another person.
Common symptoms include intrusive recurrent recollections in which the victim “relives” the traumatic event, often repeatedly with significant distress, including any combination of the following: sleep interruption, significant anxiety, hypervigilance, startle reactions, increased blood pressure, pulse and respiration, difficulty breathing, etc.
PTSD FROM CAR ACCIDENTS IS UNDER-RECOGNIZED AND UNDER TREATED.
The latest patient informational sheet published by the American Academy of Family physicians recognizes post- traumatic stress disorder to be “under– recognized and undertreated in primary care practices.”
The publication, entitled Identifying and Managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) recognizes that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs in an estimated 8% of men and 20% of women who were exposed to traumatic event such as car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions.
PTSD OFTEN CAUSES OTHER MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS.
Other new medical research recognizes the severity of PTSD, reporting that it is associated with serious disability, medical, medical illness, and premature death. It is associated with an increase in age related mortality by a factor of two, the leading causes of death being respiratory track and ischemic heart disease. Iit is often associated with mood, anxiety, and substance disorder. It doubles the risk of suicide.
SYMPTOMS OF PTSD ARE SIMILAR TO THE SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION INJURIES.
Other respected medical literature to study the similarity between the symptoms of PTSD and Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS). It has been noted that dramatic event such as motor vehicle collisions often result in the development of both PTSD and PCS.
MINNESOTA INJURY LAWYERS ARE EXPERIENCED IN PTSD CLAIMS.
The Minnesota injury lawyers at the Schmidt Salita law firm have over 90 years of experience, collectively, and representing the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. That experience includes the successful representation of the victims of both PTSD and Post Concussion Syndrome.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are ground level, handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.