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How Can Football Injuries Cause Brain Damage?

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

Brain injuries and football have become a popular topic of discussion over the last several years. Specifically, many people are talking about the implications of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of damage found in the brains of deceased football players. The recent death of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez has also kept the discussion about CTE in the public spotlight. CTE continues to befuddle the medical community, but it is believed the condition is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Collisions during contact sports such as football cause frequent concussions which help foster the conditions for CTE to develop. CTE is a crippling condition that may cause memory loss, poor impulse control, depression, substance abuse disorder and a general loss of cognitive abilities. In addition to CTE, football players can also suffer from subdural hematomas, a type of bleeding that occurs between the surface of the brain and its outer…
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More than 37 Million Defective Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled in the US

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

Fire extinguishers are one of the most important objects found in buildings across the country. People residing in homes, apartment complexes, businesses and other structures depend on these devices during fires. Without a functioning fire extinguisher, you and your loved ones could be at risk of severe injury or death. Your property and your belongings could be at risk of being destroyed. Kidde is a major producer of fire extinguishers in the US. The company recently announced a recall for 37.8 million fire extinguishers that may fail during an emergency. Some of the 137 Kidde fire extinguishers affected by the recall were manufactured as far back as 1973. According to Kidde, these fire extinguishers may become clogged or fail to discharge during fires. Nozzles used on these fire extinguishers can also come detached with enough force to cause impact injuries. Kidde has received reports of one death and 16 injuries…
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What Are the Deadliest Roads in New Jersey?

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

NJ.com recently published an article on the deadliest roads in our state. These highways and roads are responsible for countless deaths and catastrophic injuries each year. You or loved ones may have even had close calls while driving on these roads. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and New Jersey State Police statistics used by NJ.com for the article cover crashes that occurred during 2016 and 2015. Deadly New Jersey roads mentioned in the article included: The Garden State Parkway: NJ.com mentions that 32 people died in motor vehicle accidents on the Garden State Parkway during 2016. By comparison, ten people were killed in accidents on this road the year before. New Jersey State Police named several possible culprits, including speeding, impaired driving, not wearing seatbelts, mobile phone use and drowsy driving. The New Jersey Turnpike: The New Jersey Turnpike has an infamous reputation in our state for being…
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