Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Ontario Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyers, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

An increase in spinal cord injuries

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Sadly spinal cord injuries occur every day. Every day, someone in Canada suffers a spinal cord injury (“SCI”). This is the sad but real reality of spinal cord injuries. They are happening all the time. More than 80,000 Canadians currently live with some form of Spinal Cord Injury. Sadly, this number is expected to climb. A report by the Urban Futures Institute estimates that roughly 86,000 individuals currently have spinal cord injuries in Canada. Tragically, this number is set to increase to 121,000 by 2030. That’s an increase of 35,000 in less than 19 years.  Too high a number, in my opinion because we should be learning how to better prevent such injuries from occurring. The statistics are grim.

Do all spinal cord injuries result in paralysis?

Roughly 48,243 people with SCI’s are fully paralyzed, while 30,324 can still make use of their arms. Individuals with SCI will spend an average 140 days in hospital, and will die 15 to 30 years earlier than the average person with an average life expectancy. That’s because victims of SCI are more susceptible to medical complications like urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers, pneumonia and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Christopher Reeve, for example, is a tragic and iconic example of a SCI victim dying of the enumerated causes – namely, depression and pressure ulcers. It is ironic that even the invincible and iconic superman of our generation was not invincible enough to avoid a spinal cord injury. These injuries are serious and can happen to anyone.  So please take care and exercise caution in situations where you or your loved ones could be at risk.

 


Ontario Spinal Cord Injuries, CPA Ottawa Wheelchair Challenge

Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

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Catastrophic injury lawyer David Hollingsworth

Spinal Injuries Ontario, David Hollingsworth….Our Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers will be there in 2 weeks to support this excellent organisation : Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.   Please consider entering a team or making a donation to support people with spinal cord injuries throughout Ontario. CPA’s Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge 2010

Build a Team and help re-build a life and strengthen the Ottawa community!

Today, someone in Ontario will sustain a spinal cord injury that will result in a permanent paralysis.  CPA Ontario will help that person establish a new life and create new beginnings for life in a wheelchair. This support is funded from initiates such as this year’s wheelchair race.

Please come join our Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Ottawa’s annual  Wheelchair Relay Challenge at Ridgemont Secondary School. Together, we can make a difference and  help people with spinal cord injuries, as well as help their family be a part of their new life. This event is open to all.  Bring your friends, family or office…just come!

Each team is composed of 5 people, who need to be energetic and enthusiastic.  Spinal Cord Injury Ontario provides the wheelchairs and the venue, you provide the talent.  Our personal injury team would love to see you there.

When: Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Where: Ridgemont Secondary School, 2597 Alta Vista Dr
Team Registration: Begins at 9:00 am and the  Race: Begins at 10:00 am

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers in the community

David Hollingsworth and our lawyers are dedicated to helping Ottawa and Ontario accident  victims and has been since 1999.  With his extensive experience and knowledge of Ontario accidents and Ontario personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements  on behalf of  people who have been injured and as a result are now in wheelchairs. for more information on spinal cord injuries, visit www.ottawainjury.ca/spinal-injuries/

 

 

 

 


Ottawa Lawyer – report child brain injury.

Before you head out there this weekend to ski on Ottawa area slopes or visit Ottawa’s famous Winterlude, remember to pack your helmets and use extra caution. With many recent serious and fatal head injuries in the Ottawa area, we are reminded of the seriousness of a head injury….Be safe out there Ottawa !- David Hollingsworth, Ottawa personal injury lawyer

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer on CT scans

According to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a new tool may help standardize the use of CT scans in children with a minor head injury and help reduce the number of scans performed. An astonishing number as high as 650,000 children with a minor head injury resulting in loss of consciousness, amnesia, disorientation and vomiting are seen each year in emergency departments in hospitals across North American. CT scans are important for diagnosing serious brain injury but they unfortunately they expose children to the potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation and significantly add to health care costs. Use of CT for minor head injury in Canadian pediatric emergency departments has increased to 53% in 2005 from 15% in 1995.

A team of researchers from pediatric institutions across Canada have developed the CATCH rule (Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Injury) which will help physicians determine if a child with minor head trauma should receive a CT scan or not. The study involved 3866 children from the ages of 0 to 16 from 10 Canadian pediatric teaching institutions. The idea with the new “CATCH” rule will hopefully reduce the number of children who receive a CT scan. This will not only reduce unnecessarily exposing children to possible harmful effects, it will help alleviate the wait times for CT scans and health care costs.

My understanding is that the CATCH Rule, is made up of 7 basic findings from a child’s history and physical exam. From these findings, it is easier to standardize the need for CT and reduce the number of CT scans performed in children with minor head injury.

For more information regarding a head injury visit www.ottawainjury.ca. or call David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, specializing in brain injury and head injury at 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4922 ext 203


Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury: Rene Faucher, hockey accident -University of Ottawa

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer supporting Rene Faucher

Most of you have probably heard by now the very sad news about Rene Faucher. If you haven’t a few weeks ago, he caught a rut in the ice at the University of Ottawa and went head first into the boards at a pick up hockey game. The result is now he’s paralyzed from the chest down with at least a year of rehab in the hospital and no long-term disability insurance to help his family. Rene and his wife Dianne Douglas have three young children under the age of 5. The community has been rallying together to raise funds to support the family at this incredibly difficult time. One of the latest initiatives is with the The Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club. The Ottawa 67’s will donate 50% of revenue from this week’s online and box office ticket sales to a trust fund in Rene’s name to support rehabilitation and living expenses for Dianne and the three children. You can support Rene Faucher and his family by attending this Sunday’s game against the Guelph Storm. you can order tickets at www.Ottawa67s.com and click on the René Faucher Fundraising icon. You may also order by telephone (613.232.6767) or simply show up on Sunday at the box office in the Coliseum Building at Lansdowne Park or at the Urbandale Centre box office and reference the Faucher Douglas Trust Fund when purchasing tickets. Game time is 2:00 PM. If you can’t attend, but want to support Rene, Dianne and the children you can make a donation at any local Scotiabank branch or by visiting www.FaucherDouglasTrustFund.com.

Thank you for considering to support Rene Faucher and his family. A spinal cord injury is a life altering injury. If you need more information as it relates to Rene Faucher and Dianne Douglas Trust Fund, or Ottawa and Ontario spinal cord injury resources, visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549.


Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer, Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Lawyer, in Ottawa

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in Ontario as a result of a car accident, motor vehicle accident, or slip and fall, as soon as possible you need to hire an reputable and highly experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer; preferably one that has experience with your particular injury. Over the course of the last 12 years, David has been highly successful at helping those and their families with a brain injury or a spinal cord injury. These types of injury are life changing and require support on many levels. Due to his vast experience with clients with a brain injury or spinal cord injury, David has become one of the best brain injury and best spinal cord injury lawyers in Ottawa. David`s clients with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury will attest that he is a dedicated, hard working and one of the best Ottawa lawyers who goes above and beyond his role of Ottawa Ontario spinal cord injury lawyer, Ottawa Ontario paraplegia lawyer, Ottawa Ontario quadriplegia lawyer or Ottawa Ontario brain injury lawyer. David`s clients know and will vouch that he is there for them.

Ottawa Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Lawyer

Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth specializes in serious personal injury and is available to work with you, your family, your doctors, your social workers, psychologists or any other treating medical professional. David will also alleviate your burden and deal directly with your insurance company for you; ensuring you recieve maximum compensation. If it is easier on you, David will meet at your home, hospital, rehabilitation centre or any other location that is convenient for you such as the Ottawa Hospital or the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre.

You have been through enough, now let David Hollingsworth do his job. Even if you just need some advice on what to do, David Hollingsworth can help steer you in the right direction, free of charge. You can call or email him for a free consutation of and you are absolutely under no obligation or pressure . Let his years of experience with Ottawa and Ontario personal injury help you because right now you need to focus on yourself and your family; not insurance companies and paperwork. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549


Ottawa Spinal Injury Lawyer Supports spinal cord injury supports..Ottawa: Canadian Paraplegic Association ( CPA ) .

Ottawa Lawyer supports Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Wheelchair Relay Challenge Race

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth notes: I will be away the day of the race but wish everyone a great day for a great cause.  If you can, I urge you to support the CPA and volunteer, sponsor or help out in any way you can !

PULL UP A CHAIR 2009

**registration at 9am, event begins at 10am** Fundraise for the Wheelchair Relay Challenge and win great prizes with our 2009 Contests!!

Join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge in Ottawa and help raise funds for persons with Spinal Cord Injuries! Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. Individual and corporate teams can better understand the experience of using a wheelchair whether you are able bodied or have a disability. So come out and have some fun, be active and compete to raise awareness and vital funds for those with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Event Details Saturday September 19, 2009 – Ridgemont Secondary School 2597 Alta Vista Dr. Ottawa Team registration begins at 9 am Race begins at 10am Volunteers We can always use a helping hand – if you are interested in volunteering at this event, please complete the Volunteer Registration Register Online Now! Register and Collect pledges online to join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge. It is easy, quick and fun! Set up your personal profile, webpage, and e-mail your friends, family, coworkers to support you within minutes. They will receive an automatic tax receipt for their donation. Registration and a minimum of $100 in pledges includes the race entry fee, Gift, lunch and a chance to win great prizes. The top fundraising team will also win fabulous prizes! Sponsor a Participant Help their team reach their fundraising goal! Download a Pledge Form – Click Here Hospitality Tent The Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge hospitality area will be open on the day of the challenge to collect pledges and following the race to host lunch for all participants who raised pledges.


Spinal Cord Injury ? Ottawa personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth explains….

Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Spinal cord injuries often impact on the communication between the brain and other areas of the body, resulting in tremendous pain and a possible loss of function in the affected areas. These personal injuries can vary in type and severity but all have the potential for serious, life-lasting consequences. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of an accident, it is crucial that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in spinal cord injuries to help you get the maximum compensation that you need and deserve, now and for the rest of your life.

David and his team  have worked with the victims of brain injury and spinal cord injuries in ottawa and the surrounding areas in eastern Ontario . We help clients get the medical attention and support they need and deserve; physically, mentally and financially. Contact us to schedule a free  consultation by calling 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4922 ext 203 or email david@ottawainjury.ca  or info@ottawainjury.ca

Spinal cord injuries may result in both immediate and long term medical consequences. Contact a personal injury lawyer who can help appropriately assess your medical, legal and insurance  needs.

Spinal cord injuries include:

  • Quadriplegic injuries
  • Paraplegic injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of function

Suffering a spinal cord injury

An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to explain your options after an injury and will be able to secure your future. Your life has completely changed and turned upside down.  You have enought to worry about .  Leave the insurance claim  and lawsuit to an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer. Ottawa spinal cord injury lawyer David Hollingsworth has built a consistent record for success among his clients by providing personal attention , direct communication and honest and fair legal service.

Contact us to schedule a free  consultation by calling 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4922 ext 203 or email david@ottawainjury.ca  or info@ottawainjury.ca

For more information visit www.ottawainjury.ca