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Dealing with neurological issues after a brain injury

Regardless of whether you suffered your head injury due to a medical mistake, a motor vehicle accident or in some other way, the damage to your brain can cause temporary or lifelong issues. Other Delaware residents who also suffered this type of injury would most likely agree that the one thing that every brain injury has in common is unpredictability.

Congenital cerebral palsy can be the result of birth injuries

At the time of childbirth, the mother and infant are both very vulnerable. It's up to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to use their training and expertise to provide the best care possible. Any lapse in care or mistake can have devastating and permanent consequences. Unfortunately, birth injuries affect thousands of families every year in Delaware and across the United States. Any trauma to the brain of a newborn during birth can lead to a permanent disability known as cerebral palsy. 

Interstate driving safety tips to prevent car accidents

It can definitely be intimidating to drive at high speeds along crowded interstate highways. In particular, I-95 that runs through Wilmington, Delaware is heavily utilized by commuters, travelers and commercial vehicles at all hours of the day. Since this is one of the most heavily traveled roadways in the state, it is also one of the most dangerous. Here are a few safety tips to help prevent car accidents when driving on crowded highways.

Surgical errors can happen even in routine procedures

Thanks to modern technology and stringent safety regulations, surgical procedures in Delaware are much safer these days. Every day, hundreds of successful surgeries are performed throughout the state. Unfortunately, surgical errors can happen no matter how safe a procedure is deemed. 

New report brings hope to those who suffer brain injuries

Any trauma to the head is a big deal, no matter how minor the initial injury may seem. The brain is a very delicate organ, and any type of injury to this organ can be debilitating and permanent. Every year, thousands of people in Delaware and across the country are affected by brain injuries. Fortunately, there may be hope on the horizon.

I-95 to undergo improvements aimed at reducing car accidents

It is obvious that populations are on the rise across Delaware, and overcrowded roadways are a direct consequence of the population boom. Many roadways in Delaware were constructed decades ago and were not designed for the traffic volumes present these days. Particularly, Interstate 95 in Wilmington sees high volumes of traffic every single day. Thankfully, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is overseeing reconstruction efforts along I-95 aimed at reducing car accidents.

Eating while driving is more dangerous than you think

Like most Delaware drivers, you've probably gone through a drive-thru and picked up a meal while you were on your way somewhere else. Thanks to our busy, on-the-go culture, eating while driving is one of the most common ways to multitask. This seems safe enough, but in reality, it's a form of distracted driving, and it's dangerous.

Medical professionals should work to reduce medication errors

When a patient is under the care of a doctor, he or she trusts the medical professional to provide a certain standard of care. This includes doing the right tests, reaching the right diagnosis and providing effective treatment. This might also include giving the patient the right medication. It can be detrimental for the patient if given the incorrect type or dosage of medicine.

Car accidents: Motorcyclist killed in tragic crash

As the weather turns warmer in Delaware, many people prefer motorcycles as their main source of transportation. Motorcycles are economical and a fun way to explore the scenic roadways throughout the state. However, motorcyclists these days face unique dangers that are not present for those in passenger vehicles. Motorcycles have a smaller profile, so they can be difficult for other drivers to see. This is a common cause of many car accidents involving motorcycles.

New CDC report highlights increase in traumatic brain injuries

The human brain is the most complex organ in the body, and it is also one of the most fragile. Any injury to this vital organ can severely disable a person for the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading causes of death in Delaware and across the United States. Injuries to the head are fairly common, but many people are unaware that they need to seek treatment no matter how minor the injury may seem. One recent study shows a troubling increase in traumatic brain injury (TBI) deaths caused by falls. 

Surgical errors: Widow awarded over $1.5 million in lawsuit

Fortunately, residents of Delaware have access to some of the best medical care in the world. Every single day, thousands of patients across the state undergo surgical procedures. There is risk involved with every surgery, and for a procedure to be successful, every caregiver involved must perform his or her job to the best of their abilities. However, many medical professionals today are overworked, and this can contribute to surgical errors. In another state, a lawsuit alleged that negligence by a nurse contributed to the death of a patient.

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