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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

List Of The Most Dangerous Dogs: Insurance Dog Breed Blacklist

More than one third of all homeowner's insurance liability claims paid out in 2013 were related to dog bites.  The average claim was about $30,000, adding up to about $490 million for the year.  Insurance companies are concerned about these costs, so it has become common for them to blacklist certain breeds of dog.  While each company has a different list, the following fourteen breeds were the most common to be excluded from coverage:
  1. Pit Bull Terriers
  2. Staffordshire Terriers
  3. Rottweilers
  4. German Shepherds
  5. Presa Canarios
  6. Chows Chows
  7. Doberman Pinschers
  8. Akitas
  9. Wolf-Hydribs
  10. Mastiffs
  11. Can Corsos
  12. Great Danes
  13. Alaskan Malamutes
  14. Siberian Huskies 
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a dog call the experienced Dog Bite attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates 1-800-669-4878.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Is it a concussion? Learn how to determine the severity of your Brain Injury...

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death among those ages 1-44.  While the severity of TBIs varies from mild to moderate to severe, every victim of TBI should be evaluated by a physician.

The most common type of TBI is a concussion.  The most common symptoms of concussion are attention and memory problems, headaches, and fatigue.  Other symptoms include dizziness, vomiting/nausea, and trouble balancing.

To find out if a patient has a concussion, a doctor will ask about these symptoms and evaluate the patient's alertness, attention, speech, memory, and reaction time.  A CT Scan or MRI may also be ordered.

In most cases, the prescription is rest, both physical and cognitive.  Generally, recovery times vary from a few days to a few months.