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November 2015 Archives

Why every concussion should be taken seriously

More individuals between the ages of one to 44 die from brain injuries than from any other type of injury. In an effort to better understand the human brain and how brain injuries occur, medical researchers are tirelessly conducting studies and attempting to make sense of the data these studies yield.

Study suggests design of rear-facing car seat restraints needs improvement

For any parent, driving with a child in a vehicle can be stressful. This is often particularly true when a child is very young and a parent may become distracted attempting to soothe a crying baby or attend to his or her needs. Tending to a baby in the backseat is even more challenging these days as, per a 2011 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's been established that children younger than 24 months of age are safest when their car seats are rear-facing.

Medication error results in victim being awarded $12.2M

Anyone who has ever personally undergone surgery or who has had a loved one go through a medical procedure can likely attest to the feelings of fear and anxiety associated with such an event. While doctors and other healthcare professionals are highly experienced and trained, a 2013 study estimated that, annually, between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die after being victims of preventable medical errors.

In the wake of a brain injury, it's important to seek legal guidance

A traumatic brain injury is one of the most devastating and life-altering of all injuries. This is because, unlike a broken bone, any damage suffered to the brain is permanent in nature and often results in the death of vital brain cells which support bodily processes, regulate emotions and enable us to think, speak and move about freely.

After damage is suffered, can the brain injury process be stopped?

In previous blogs, we've discussed the complex nature of the human brain and the numerous, varied and mysterious ways that an injury to the brain can adversely affect those who are impacted. While much about the human brain's functioning remains unknown, today's scientists are making strides in brain injury research.

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