Many people are aware of the immediate consequences of trauma to the brain. Delaware residents with brain injuries face large number of immediate challenges, from headaches through to loss of senses or functioning. But what are the long-term effects of this kind of trauma? According to a new study, increased risk of developing dementia is one of the previously unknown side effects of traumatic brain injuries.
More information, studies and news stories continue to surface regarding the long-term damage concussions can have on the brain. Prior to recent years, physicians believed that the brain could heal from some traumatic brain injuries without any long-term consequences for patients, but studies now indicate otherwise. Delaware readers may be interested in the results of a recent study about possible long-term effects on patients who have had some sort of traumatic brain injury.
Negligence is defined as the failure to properly take care of something or someone. When physicians fail to adequately diagnose or treat someone in a timely manner, they can be deemed negligent. Drivers who fail to adhere to traffic laws can also be deemed negligent if their failure to drive safely harms another individual. In circumstances that negligence results in harm to another person, serious brain injuries, physical deformity and/or death can occur. Delaware residents may be interested in learning how a traumatic brain injury has impacted one family's life.
When a patient is received in a Delaware emergency room with a blocked artery around the heart, time is of the essence. Any delay in treatment can leave a damaged muscle, brain injuries or death due to a reduced blood flow to essential organs. A woman in another state has filed a lawsuit against her husband's emergency room physician following a horrific night of watching her husband linger for hours after the doctor declared him dead.
Recently, more discussions have occurred about the long-term impact of concussions that football players often suffer during play. Sadly, one young football player suffered irreversible brain injuries during a high school game after suffering a concussion. Delaware residents may be interested in reading the about family's lawsuit against the athletic trainer who examined the student following his injury.
The television and movie industry has been wowing audiences in Delaware and across the country for years with their action scenes and often with the illusion of daring stunts. It is no secret that directors and actors often employ skilled stuntmen and stuntwomen to safely perform more dangerous scenes. For a stuntman, abiding by safety techniques is vital to his or her protection. One mother is claiming that the production company of the "The Walking Dead" did not provide enough safety measures to protect her son from suffering fatal brain injuries.
There is no question that the brain is central to all of life's daily functions. Anyone in Delaware who has cared for a loved one with a brain injury can attest to the intensive medical and therapeutic care that is often needed to assist a loved one with daily activities. Unfortunately, for most families, needed care can be difficult to fund. In cases where the negligence of another may have resulted in brain injuries, families may be able to recoup some financial loss through a lawsuit in civil court. Recently, a family in another state received disturbing news that their son had been injured at the hands of a caretaker, possibly changing his life forever.
Sometimes, there is a negative connotation surrounding personal injury lawsuits. For those in Delaware that suffer unexpected injuries due to the negligence of another, it is not always about seeking financial compensation. Some may view a lawsuit as a way to help prevent future unnecessary accidents and injuries. One family in another state is considering a lawsuit against Amtrak for similar reasons after their son suffered traumatic brain injuries following a train derailment.
Injuries occur across the United States and in Delaware on a regular basis due to unfortunate accidents or poor judgment. When an accident results in traumatic brain injuries, it can completely change the way of life for the victim and his or her family. One family in another state has been helping their son work through the recovery process regarding his own injury that he suffered earlier this year.
The permanent damage that players in the National Football league sometimes suffer has recently become public knowledge. Many former and current football players are suffering serious brain injuries during games and practice. While most people in Delaware will not likely suffer brain injuries from playing football, the knowledge gained from studying football players' brains will likely increase the understanding of how the brain heals following injury.