Recovering from a serious injury can take months, years or even decades. During this time, Minnesota residents may have to undergo painful surgeries, a number of different kinds of therapy and other types of treatment to recover as best they can.
One brief moment can change the lives of Minnesota residents forever. There is perhaps no better example of this than when an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury. At the same time, every brain injury is different, and the kind of therapy that is necessary to treat the injury will also vary depending on the nature of the injury involved.
People can get hurt in all kinds of horrible ways when they are involved in a traffic accident. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a particularly troubling type because it is difficult to treat and its symptoms may last for the rest of the person's life. However, for many victims of this type of injury, there is hope of some type of recovery.
The booming oil fields of North Dakota are a dangerous place to work. Workers can be crushed by heavy machinery. As an endless convoy comes into and out of worksites, workers can suffer injury in truck accidents. But one deadly threat that is not always on the radar screens of workers in the oilfields was recently the subject of a wrongful death lawsuit.
Work in the railroad industry can be very dangerous. Equipment in use at railroad worksites can be very large, and worksites that are not properly monitored by management can quickly devolve in repositories of hazards for workers.
When Dustin Bergsing was found dead at a Marathon Oil worksite, it was the beginning of a wrongful death case that would result in a substantial settlement with his family and the unearthing of some troubling allegations. Bergsing worked alone, and the cause of his death was not immediately apparent.
In the early morning hours of January 7, a Montana man -- just 21 years old -- was found dead at an oil drilling site in northwestern Dunn County, North Dakota. A first autopsy was inconclusive. The second, however, revealed a troubling cause of death.