Often caused by a severe blow to the head, such as in the case of a motor vehicle accident, fall or during a violent act, a traumatic brain injury can cause physical and psychological damage to a person’s capacities. But a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can also be a result of negligent healthcare.
The most important part of any medical recovery after a traumatic brain injury happens during the immediate days, weeks and months following the accident. However, what happens after someone has stabilized and is now dealing with the permanent effects of disability, emotional challenges, cognitive difficulties and memory challenges? Is there still room for improvement?
A medical mistake puts your spouse into cardiac arrest. While doctors are able to save him or her, you feel furious that one careless action caused someone you love so much harm. It was almost fatal.
Your ability to provide for yourself and for those who depend on you relies on your ability to make the most of your skills, judgement and mental abilities. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that even a small blow to the head can produce symptoms that may affect all of these areas, potentially ruining your career and jeopardizing your ability to find work elsewhere.
When you experience a car accident, you may suffer a number of very serious injuries, some of which you may recognize easier than others. One of the most easily overlooked and dangerous injuries you can suffer is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Roughly one in 1,000 full-term babies born in the United States suffer a brain injury, according to a new report by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Brain injuries in newborns can cause life-long damage and complications. Brain injuries at birth can cause cerebral palsy and other disabilities that can impact the rest of the baby's life.