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Avoiding slips and falls in winter

Cold weather accompanied by ice, snow and other types of precipitation can be dangerous when it creates slippery conditions. In fact, slip-and-fall accidents can lead to brain injuries and head trauma.

Here are some ways in which you can keep yourself and others safe from slipping and falling this winter.

Child injury results in criminal charge

Many parents in New York and across the country have to work in order to support their families. As a result, parents are left to make difficult decisions about who will care for their children when they are unable to do so on their own. Unfortunately, police have recently arrested a babysitter in another state, claiming she caused a child injury to a toddler left in her care.

The incident that led to the arrest happened in September, although she was only recently arrested. According to reports, the woman called 911, claiming that an 18-month-old in her care had fallen down the steps. The child was transported to the hospital where she was diagnosed with external injuries in addition to a brain bleed.

Jury awards millions in case involving doctor errors

A person in New York who is sick enough to visit the emergency room places a great deal of faith in the medical care providers he or she will see while there. Often, these patients are in too much pain or experiencing too much anxiety to fully understand their medical situation. Unfortunately, the decisions that doctors must make often have life-altering implications. For example, a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman in a persistent vegetative state claims that doctor errors resulted in brain damage.

At the time, the woman had a history of blood that was too thin. Traditionally when such an event occurred, she was treated with fresh frozen plasma, Vitamin K or some combination of the two. However, a doctor -- who, according to the lawsuit, had only recently completed medical school -- and her attending physician made the decision to administer a drug called Profilnine.

Top 3 causes of brain injuries in the workplace

Getting a head or brain injury while at work may be likelier than you expect. Even if you work in a retail or office environment, you could still get a traumatic brain injury. You do not necessarily need to work in construction to be at risk. 

What causes brain injuries in the workplace? What hazards can you watch out for? Read below for an overview of how brain injuries can occur at work. 

Settlement reached in case alleging doctor errors

For most people in New York, having a baby is a time of excitement and anticipation. However, because there are potential complications that can be devastating for mothers, they need skilled medical care. Unfortunately, a recently settled lawsuit alleged that doctor errors caused a severe brain bleed for a teenager in another state.

The victim in the lawsuit was 15 when she underwent an emergency cesarean section. According to reports, the teenager was 35 weeks pregnant when doctors discovered an issue with the placenta and umbilical cord. As a result, the C-section was performed.

Football child injury led to men's death, lawsuit

Football players in New York and across the country often await their favorite football team's next game. Despite the popularity of the sport, additional research is placing a spotlight on the risk these players may face. This harm can even be seen in those who played as youths. In fact, allegations regarding a child injury suffered by two football players are now at the center of a court case.

The federal case filed in another state involves two mothers who are seeking justice for the death of their sons. Both sons played football for the defendant in the case -- Pop Warner, a league of approximately 200,000 youth participants. Unfortunately, one of the mothers lost her son in a motorcycle accident. An autopsy revealed that he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, believed to have been caused by his experiences playing youth football; his mother claims that his condition caused him to behave erratically and dangerously, resulting in the motorcycle accident that took his life.

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.

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