Researchers recently found a connection between traumatic brain injuries and having an increased risk of stroke. And while more information is still needed on what causes this possible connection, the study does highlight the fact that suffering from a brain injury could put a person in a vulnerable situation to having even more health complications in the future.
Three people were recently transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash. At this point the accident is believed to have occurred after a driver failed to properly yield to a pickup truck.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) is changing over the vehicles used by its Motorist Assistance Patrol (MAP) program from vans to extended-cab trucks. The MAP program is designed to assist motorists, improve traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion caused by stalled vehicles, while at the same time, providing safety and comfort to stranded motorists. MAP also helps direct traffic around car accident sites.
Suffering from a traumatic brain injury is devastating enough for many. But it turns out that suffering from a head injury may just increase a person's chance for developing dementia later on in life.
A slip and fall accident can effect a person in many different ways. Of course there's the fact that the person who fell due to unsafe conditions will most likely have expensive medical bills, and could also have to pay for possible ongoing medical expenses. However, there is also the possibility of a person losing even more money by missing work due to their injuries.
While having a heart attack is a scary enough experience for many people, there is also the added risk that the person who suffers from the heart attack will also end up having brain damage. However, in some hospitals and emergency scenarios doctors and paramedics are starting to use a cold blanket technology that is reported to decrease the chance of brain injury.
Five people were sent to local New Orleans area hospitals, with one pregnant woman losing her baby, after an 18-year-old who had been drinking and possibly speeding crashed the car she was driving into a tree.
A recent deadly Louisiana truck accident highlights the risks involved when a truck driver is negligent in their driving conduct, and the devastating effects it can have to other people who also happen to be out driving on the roadways.
Yesterday a jury awarded close to $3 million to a 10-year-old girl who suffers from severe injuries in part due to a midwife not providing the standard level of care during her delivery. This was also at least the second time that a jury has found this same midwife responsible for injuries sustained to a child during birth.