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Coping with the costs of a child injury in New York

Parents in New York and across the country often go to great lengths to protect their children's physical and mental well-being. Despite their best efforts however, their children may still experience a child injury to their brain due to someone else's negligence. Unfortunately, these injuries may often leave families wondering how they will afford the medical treatment their child may require for the rest of his or her life.

The brain, for many people, is a mystery. Unfortunately, an injury to a person's brain can often manifest in various, and sometimes unexpected, ways. It is many times difficult for doctors to predict when or if a victim will ever fully recover.

Who is liable for concussions sustained in school sports?

A huge topic of current discussion in the football world is the risk players face with concussions. While most data relates to professional athletes, there is also concern for the risk facing high school football players, who are not doing this for a living. While a report by PBS found that the link between football and concussions remains unclear, there is evidence to suggest a link between memory loss and concussions. In fact, high school football players are more likely to experience concussions than college players, and the number could even be higher because some injuries go unreported. In some, but not all, cases, the school itself could be liable.

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Criminal charges filed following a child injury

Parents in New York and across the country often place a great deal of thought into who will provide care for their children when they are unable to do so themselves. Unfortunately, even people who seem to have the best credentials can perform actions that could result in a child injury. Police in another state have accused a woman with assault after a child in her care suffered a head injury.

The incident happened on a day in early June. The caregiver claims that she was changing the baby's diaper when he suddenly went stiff and stopped breathing. He was transported to the hospital where it was ultimately determined that the baby suffered from retinal hemorrhaging and a brain injury.

Not guilty plea in accident causing child injury

Researchers and others work hard to determine how to best keep children in New York and across the country safe while traveling in vehicles. Because it has been determined that having children properly secured while in a motor vehicle is safest, states have laws in place to protect them. Unfortunately, failure to obey these laws can result in serious harm. For example, a woman in another state now faces multiple charges after an accident that resulted in child injury.

The incident happened on a day in early June. According to reports, the woman was attempting to take a left into a gas station parking lot when she allegedly pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. There were reportedly six unrestrained children, ranging in age from 6 to 11, in the van at the time of the collision.

Leading causes of traumatic brain injury

Anytime you suffer a serious blow to the head, you run the risk of a traumatic brain injury. Depending on whether your brain injury is mild, moderate or severe in nature, you may experience relatively minimal symptoms that subside within a few days, or you may experience lifelong effects that can impact everything from your ability to make a living to your capacity to maintain personal relationships.

When you suffer a TBI, your brain is affected, and it stops functioning in the manner it typically does. TBIs, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contributed to the deaths of about 50,000 people in 2013 alone, and they are also a major cause of injuries and emergency room visits each year. So, what is it that leads so many Americans to suffer them?

Nurse arrested following fatal child injury

Health care professionals in New York and across the country often have difficult jobs. Regardless of the stress they may feel, they must remain professional and ensure that the needs of their patients are met. Unfortunately, a nurse in another state was recently arrested, accused of causing a fatal child injury.

The incident occurred on a day in early June. According to reports, police were called to the scene where a 3-year-old boy was not breathing and was unconscious. At the time of the incident, the victim was receiving care from a home health professional at a location that was not his home. He was ultimately transported to a children's hospital where he died from his injuries.

Lawsuit: Doctor errors caused birth injuries

Many parents in New York and across the country dream about their children's future as soon as they learn they are expecting. They often wonder what kind of student their children will be and what sort of career they will choose for themselves. Unfortunately, a lawsuit claims that the dreams that parents in another state had for their son were drastically altered due to doctor errors that led to birth injuries.

The child at the center of the lawsuit was born in Oct. 2005. The lawsuit claims that the doctor in the case attempted a vacuum extraction despite the fact that the woman's pelvic area appeared to be too small for a safe vaginal delivery. The lawsuit accuses the doctor of incorrectly positioning the vacuum on the back and side of the baby's head, rather than the top. Reports indicate that the delivery took significantly longer than the one to two minutes that the procedure normally takes, and the baby's heart rate dropped to a dangerously low rate.

3 surprising causes of memory loss

Have you been forgetting appointments or misplacing your keys frequently? Memory loss can be a troubling thing to experience. If the problem is getting worse, you might be concerned you are going to have Alzheimer's disease. However, this is not the only condition or health problem that can cause forgetfulness. Memory loss can occur at any age for various reasons.

There are numerous causes of memory loss, including head injuries, medications and mental illnesses. Here is a look at how these issues can result in memory problems. 

Doctor errors led to brain damage: lawsuit

When an expectant mother in New York has experienced a relatively complication-free pregnancy, she typically goes into the labor and delivery process with the expectation that she will leave the hospital with her healthy baby a few days later. While this is typically the case, not all deliveries go according to plan. In fact, a family and hospital recently settled allegations that doctor errors caused severe damage for a child born there.

The lawsuit stemmed from the delivery of a child in July 2011. The plaintiffs maintained that the hospital administered too much pitocin during the delivery. As a result, the mother began experiencing contractions that were so close together and strong that only limited oxygen made it through to the baby.

Driver fined after accident causing serious child injury

During this time of year, many people in New York and across the country have their minds on recreation. For many people, this involves loading up their boats and heading to the lake or ocean. While some people may be in a rush to arrive at their destination, those with such equipment must ensure that they properly secure their equipment. Unfortunately, police in another state claim that one man's failure to do so recently resulted in a serious child injury.

The incident allegedly occurred on a day in early July. According to reports, a 12-year-old girl was walking at the time of the accident. Unfortunately, an inflatable raft allegedly fell off a boat trailer and struck her.

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