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Slips Trips Missteps and Their Consequences

Slips Trips Missteps and Their Consequences
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Genres: Accident reconstruction, Personal injury
Length: 375 pages
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc
Publication Year: 2006
ISBN: 1933264012
Falls in the home and public places are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States, but are overlooked in most literature. Slips, Trips, Missteps and Their Consequences (formerly Falls and Related Injuries), second edition, is unique in that it is entirely devoted to falls. Of use to primary care physicians, nurses, insurance adjusters, architects, writers of building codes, attorneys, or anyone who cares for the elderly, this book will tell you how, why, and when people will likely fall, what most likely will be injured, and how such injuries come about.
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Overview

We spend an enormous amount of money each year on injuries relating to Slips and falls, only slightly less than the cost of motor vehicle-related injuries. Accidental falls are the primary cause of hospital admissions for trauma. Not only the elderly suffer from falls, but infants, children, and people who are drunk or under the influence of other drugs commonly fall.

Use Slips, Trips, Missteps and Their Consequences to answer your questions on how to determine fault and liability between the plaintiff and the defendant in a slip and fall case, applying the traditional premises liability model. The included case studies and examples will help you understand the mechanics and causes of these accidents.

Not only does this book cover information about the whys and wherefores of the injuries suffered from falls, it includes an entire chapter on osteoporosis and other biomedical factors that cause falls. With the very useful Fall Prevention Manual that is included in Slips, Trips, Missteps and Their Consequences, you will find potential trouble areas around a building before an accident occurs and discover who is responsible for ensuring pedestrian safety at a facility.

This is an incredibly important and overlooked topic. Slips, Trips, Missteps and Their Consequences (formerly Falls and Related Injuries), Second Edition is peerless in its handling of an important and overlooked subject.

Topics Includes:

  • The incidence of accidental falls and the resulting injuries and deaths
  • Race and gender factors in falls
  • Classifying falls
  • How falls occur (the use of gravity)
  • Aging and central nervous system changes
  • Standing, walking, the environment and gravity
  • Human factors in falls
  • Environmental factors in falls
  • Osteoporosis and other diseases that cause or contribute to falls
  • Medications and iatrogenic causes of falls
  • Building design standards and pedestrian traffic
  • Fall injuries: spine, head, and extremities
  • Preventing falls and injuries
  • Premises liability
  • Defense techniques and suggestions for slip, trip and/or fall cases
  • Fall Prevention Manual and checklist
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