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Prevent Heatstroke, by Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates

Visit us each week to view two minute segments from the ABC noon news featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi. We will be covering a wide range of topics to help keep your family safe. These segments are broadcast on WSB-TV in Atlanta. Research shows that most injuries are preventable through safety education and a little extra care, and we are committed to preventing injuries. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family, and don't forget to sign up for our Free Safety Alerts and Legal Tips/Updates.

Recognize the Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses!

Monday, July 22, 2013

When temperatures spike in summer months in Georgia, so do reports of heat stress and heatstroke. In this week's appearance on ABC News, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important prevention tips and reviews the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, which left unattended, could lead to life-threatening medical emergencies. Watch the video and click on the link below for more information on how to protect yourself and your family on hot summer days.


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Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Reviews Important Safeguards to Protect You and Your Family from Heat-related Illnesses

Heat stress occurs when the body becomes dehydrated and is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature. If left untreated, this can lead to heat stroke, which is a life-threatening medical emergency. To help educate the public on the dangers involved, the Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates created the safety video posted at the top of this page; with important tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses and how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms, including:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Dizziness or confusion

According to Jacquie Palisi, Family Safety Advocate from Montlick & Associates, “It’s important not to ignore any of these heat stress symptoms, and to move out of the sun, into a shady or air-conditioned space right away; and to call 911 or emergency help if the symptoms persist.” If you must be outside in the Georgia heat this summer, the Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates also advise the public to follow these prevention tips:

  • Drink fluids, such as water, frequently.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol because the will dehydrate your body even more.
  • If possible, limit outdoor activity to the coolest part of the day, and rest regularly in the shade.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by using sunscreen, and wearing protective gear such as hats and sunglasses.

For 30 years, the Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates have made it their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in Georgia. The law firm represents families and individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries, in all types of cases involving wrongful conduct and wrongful death, including those involving crashes with cars, SUVs, buses, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. Each state has its own laws as to what can be recovered as damages in these types of serious accidents. In Georgia, for example, a person injured by the carelessness of another has a right to compensation for pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages incurred due to the accident, and in some cases punitive damages. There are many different sources of possible recovery for accident victims, and it is important that they all are identified. Our Atlanta Personal Injury Law Firm is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Heat-Related Illnesses In this week's segment on ABC News, the Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates offer important safety tips to help educate the public on the dangers of heat-related illnesses.

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