Posts Categorized: Brain Injury
As we discussed last week, brain injuries can lead to a variety of changes in the victim. We focused on the emotional changes that might occur in the brain injury victim. Those changes, however, are only a small sampling of the overall changes that can occur. Some brain injury victims might suffer from hearing difficulties, fine motor skill troubles, memory issues and difficulty learning. All of this can make life very challenging for the victim.
We know that coping with a brain injury isn’t easy.… Continue Reading
When you suffer any type of brain injury, there is a chance it could alter your life forever. This is particularly true in the event of a traumatic brain injury. Your ability to take care of yourself and your family could be compromised. Furthermore, you may not be able to return to work.
There are many causes of a traumatic brain injury. For example, this could be the result of a motor vehicle accident. The same holds true for a slip and fall or sports accident.… Continue Reading
It is easy to believe that treatment for a traumatic brain injury ends when the patient is cleared by a medical professional and discharged from the hospital. However, a recent study by Canadian researchers, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, shows that this is not true.
The study took into account approximately 30,000 patients discharged from Ontario hospitals after treatment for a traumatic brain injury.
The final result of the study is astonishing: roughly 36 percent of patients were readmitted within three years of initial treatment.… Continue Reading
Each year in Ontario, many people suffer from traumatic brain injuries in car accidents, diving accidents, falls and sports. When you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be facing a lifetime of devastating personal injuries.
You may have experienced a permanent change in your personality, a loss of senses including touch, taste, sight or smell or cognitive impairments. Some people with brain injuries have difficulty with speaking and other forms of communication as well. You or your loved one may have memory problems, an inability to control your emotions, fine motor skill impairments and difficulty with reading or writing.… Continue Reading
Ontario residents may be intrigued to know that there are different types of skull fractures, each of them distinct. For example, two of the more common types are compound and depressed skull fractures. With compound fractures, there are cuts in the scalp and fractures in the skull. With depressed fractures, pieces of the skull break and move toward the brain.
Skull fractures constitute a penetrating brain injury acquired typically through some sort of traumatic event, such as a physical assault or an auto accident.… Continue Reading
According to the Ontario Brain Injury Association, more than 1 million children in the United States and Canada suffer traumatic brain injuries every year. Some of the incidents that cause these injuries are sports, bicycle and motor vehicle accidents, and most of them result in litigation. This makes it important for parents to be aware of who is liable for causing brain injuries of children and how the justice system works.
When a case for personal injury is filed, a person or entity must be named as liable for causing the injury.… Continue Reading
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