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May 2015 Archives

Study focuses on re-hospitalization of TBI patients

Most people are probably aware that the recovery following a traumatic brain injury can be long and difficult. While in some cases the symptoms may be mild but continue for a long period of time, other times the symptoms can be severe—so severe that they require re-hospitalization. A study recently conducted in Ontario focused on this very thing.

Preventing distracted driving could save lives

Over the recent long holiday weekend it is likely that many took to their vehicles to travel both long and short distances to spend time with friends and family. With so many vehicles on the road at once it is seemingly inevitable that some cars will end up involved in a collision with others. Whenever anyone is involved in a car accident that results in injury or death, legal action may be a possibility.  It may be possible to secure compensation for the injuries or death that occurs by working with a personal injury lawyer. 

New study points to inflammation as underlying factor in concussion symptoms

For concussion and brain injury patients, obtaining prompt and appropriate medical treatment is crucial. We now know that even a minor concussion can have serious medical consequences, especially if there are subsequent concussions before the initial injury heals.

Sexual abuse of patients could constitute medical malpractice

When most people think about medical malpractice lawsuits the first thing that likely comes to mind is a doctor performing an unnecessary medical procedure or performing one that is needed, incorrectly. As it turns out there are other actions a doctor could take that constitute medical malpractice. Sexually abusing patients is one of those things.

Researchers use zebra fish in concussion study

It is likely that those reading this post have either had a concussion themselves or know someone who has suffered from the injury. The extent to which the symptoms will impact someone who has a concussion vary from person to person. Someone who has a more minor version could face mood swings, memory lapse and headaches. Those for whom the brain injury is more severe could have difficulty moving limbs, seeing and speaking.