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How long does it take to recover from a TBI injury?

A traumatic brain injury is a serious ailment that can have a lifelong impact on its victims. There are a number of circumstances that can lead to this injury, including car accidents, sports injuries and falls, but any trauma to the head is liable to cause a TBI. If you experience symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, amnesia and difficulty communicating, you should see a doctor immediately in case you have a TBI. 

You might be wondering how long it takes a TBI to fully heal. There is no straightforward answer to this question, but the following information can help you better understand what to expect from your recovery.

Lawsuit filed after 7-year-old suffers head injury

During the summer, parents in New York and across the country often have to make important decisions about who will care for their children during the day. When they do make a decision, they put a great deal of faith into those who provide care -- which could ultimately be a variety of different people. Unfortunately, a family is now coping with the unexpected death of a 7-year-old after he suffered a head injury at a public pool in another state.

The incident happened one morning on a day in June. According to reports, the young boy was visiting a public swimming pool as part of a day camp. Unfortunately, he was discovered unconscious, suffering from a heady injury.

Infant not expected to recover following child injury

As most people in New York and across the country are aware, the brain is an amazing organ. Because of all the many important roles it plays, however, damage to the brain can have permanent, significant consequences. Unfortunately, officials in another state claim that an infant has suffered an irreparable child injury after being shaken by the woman who was providing care while the child's mother worked.

Reports indicate that the baby was healthy at 7:30 a.m. when the mother left the child with a friend while she went to work. However, the caretaker contacted the mother around noon, indicating that the child had stopped breathing after choking on milk. The baby was transported to the hospital where it was determined that the child had suffered a traumatic brain injury, among others.

Significant gaps exist in post-traumatic brain injury care

Individuals young and old who experience a traumatic brain injury need to seek medical attention immediately following the accident to receive essential care. Their doctor can manage the condition, but unfortunately, one recent report indicates significant gaps exist in follow-up appointments for people who have experienced such injuries. 

Long-term symptoms of head trauma include difficulty making new memories, slurred speech patterns and chronic confusion. A sufferer can manage many of these symptoms if he or she seeks prompt medical treatments. This involves more than seeing a doctor once. The doctor and patient should remain proactive about scheduling follow-up appointments so that one incident does not impact a person throughout life. 

Long-term effects of a child injury involving the brain

The effects of many injuries can often be immediately seen. When most people think of a child injury, they likely think of something that can be controlled and treated. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for those who suffer head injuries in New York and across the country.

In the past, people have likely thought that a concussion was something relatively mild from which the victim would ultimately recover. Unfortunately, this does not always seem to be the case. The brain is a complex organ, and it may be difficult for medical care professionals to predict exactly how a person will recover -- if the individual will. In some injuries, recovery can last for months or weeks, and post-concussion syndrome can cause a great deal of suffering and pain.

Student in after-school program suffers fatal child injury

Children in New York and across the country send their children to school every day trusting that they will be kept safe. Unfortunately, not all children will make it home in the same condition in which they left, while others may not be able to return at all. In fact, a young student in another state recently suffered a fatal child injury while at an elementary school.

The incident reportedly happened one afternoon on a day in May. The 9-year-old victim is said to have been attending a School Age Child Care program. Unfortunately, reports indicate that the victim pressed a button that would cause a large motorized partition dividing the school gym to open.

Study raises concerns about implications of child injury

Parents in New York are often concerned about the implications of the injuries their children experience. Unfortunately, a recent study involving veterans indicates that head trauma could significantly increase the chances that a victim could experience later complications. As such, the potential lasting impacts of a child injury to the brain may now seem even more concerning.

The study was conducted by a psychiatrist at a university. As part of the study, researchers examined the records of over 375,000 United States veterans. Of those records, 179,000 had a record of receiving a brain injury. Researchers also looked at the same number of veterans without history of a brain injury.

Know the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

There are many ways a person can get a traumatic brain injury - also known as a TBI or closed head injury - and the severity of this type of injury can vary from mild to severe. Although you may know some common signs to look for regarding a head injury such as a concussion, it is important to know how to distinguish other symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.

Knowing the basics when it comes to terminology and common symptoms of a TBI is helpful on several levels. Perhaps you are the parent of a child who plays a contact sport such as football, where there is a risk for TBI as the result of sports-related activity. Perhaps you yourself have suffered a TBI in an accident or had an emergency that led to a brain injury. Commonly, people who suffer a TBI are victims of someone else's negligence, and that is when a personal injury attorney can make all the difference in terms of seeking damages and compensation. 

Alleged doctor errors lead to triple ampuation

Medical negligence is one of the leading causes of injury and death in the state of New York and across the country. Although the majority of doctors in the United States are well-trained and highly skilled professionals, doctor errors still happen. While great progress has been made in medical technology and safety regulations, when humans are involved mistakes will occur.

Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after alleged negligence led to a triple amputation. According to the lawsuit, the woman was admitted to the defendant's clinic and underwent colorectal surgery. The lawsuit says that the woman was discharged after the surgery but experienced complications.

Child injury leads to $7.1 million verdict

For many students in New York, football is a way of life. For them, their lives center around practice and games. Unfortunately, as recent news stories indicate, the sport carries many risks. In fact, a result lawsuit indicates that football can cause a serious child injury, especially if injuries aren't quickly recognized.

The lawsuit centered on an injury suffered by a then 14-year-old boy in a game in Oct. 2013. According to reports, one of the teen's teammates noticed that something was not right with the young man, but when he told his concerns to his coach, he was "shushed." Ten to 15 minutes later, a teammate noticed that the teen had vomited.

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