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What To Do When Your Doctor Is Negligent

You suspect your doctor was negligent. You’re understandably upset and want justice. Before you start accusing that doctor of medical malpractice, there are some things you should know and do. The Most Common Forms of Medical Malpractice One of the best places to start is by looking at the different types of malpractice. Does one of them fit your situation? #1 – Birth Injuries Injuries caused during birth are one of the types of medical malpractice. Many things can go
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What You Need to Know About Concussions

A concussion is a mild form of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Like other TBIs, concussions are caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. Concussions are usually not life-threatening, and most patients recover without any lingering symptoms. Even though concussions are usually not severe, it still is important to treat them in order to prevent complications. Causes of Concussions Concussions are caused by a sudden jolt or a blow to the head. Commonly, concussions are sustained in: Falls
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The Connection Between PTSD and TBI

A Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can often cause a multitude of different symptoms, including physical, cognitive, and emotional repercussions. Often these symptoms are short-lived as the brain works to heal and recover from the damage. However, in other cases, people who sustain a TBI can sometimes develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The problem occurs when people can’t distinguish symptoms of TBI from symptoms of PTSD. Many of the symptoms of a TBI overlap with common reactions after trauma. For example, soldiers
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Why You Should Take Mild Brain Injuries Seriously

Mild brain injuries, such as concussions, are a relatively common type of damage. In 2013, around 2.8 million people visited the emergency department, were hospitalized, and died of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite the fact that concussions are considered less significant types of brain damage, they are nothing to sneeze at. Many times, closed head injuries are difficult to diagnose without sufficient training. A closed head injury includes damage to the soft tissues of the brain without showing damage to the
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Common Causes of Child Brain Injuries

While brain injuries can be terrible, they’re even more tragic and worrying when children have to experience them. Children are still in the process of developing, which means their brains take longer to recover than an adult. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 62,000 children sustain brain injuries needing hospitalization every year, and another 564,000 are seen in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are released. So what causes the majority of these accidents? We’ve assembled the
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5 Things to Know About Concussions

Concussions are an extremely common type of injury in the United States. Concussions are actually a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Each day, around 153 people in the country die from injuries that include TBI. Here are a few useful facts to know about one of the most common and mildest forms of TBI. If you sustained a concussion because of someone else’s negligence, make sure
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The Anatomy of a Traumatic Brain Injury

As one of the most severe types of injuries, a traumatic brain injury can have a severe impact on a person’s life. Because there are so many factors involved and varying degrees of severity, many people are unaware of exactly what a brain injury entails. A brain injury may only produce symptoms mimicking a headache or could result in long-term and life-altering damages. It is important to understand exactly how a traumatic brain injury occurs, how serious it is, and
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Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Any time someone sustains an injury, it is a serious matter. However, traumatic brain injuries are some of the most severe injuries a person can face. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are often the result of serious negligence and can have a lifelong impact on the victim. Some of the most common causes of brain injuries arise from things we do every day. This information isn’t meant to be alarming, but it helps to raise awareness so that you know how
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