Patients in Georgia who have sustained severe acquired brain injuries face many challenges when they return home after a hospital stay. Families responsible for providing care at home also face challenges. Recently, researchers in Australia conducted a study on the outcomes of young patients that have been released from the hospital after suffering from an ABI.
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Georgia residents may be interested in a recent study that found that compliance with treatment guidelines for brain injury patients does not necessarily lead to better results. Researchers from the Los Angeles Trauma Consortium looked at how closely treatment centers followed the guidelines and compared the rate of compliance with a center’s mortality rate.
In Georgia and around the country, the threat of a cargo tank rollover exists. There are some common beliefs about what causes rollovers, but many of them are untrue. Statistics have been compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association that explain the reasons that most trucking accidents occur. Knowing why these accidents occur makes it possible to avoid them and their often serious consequences.
The spinal cord acts as a sort of highway along which messages are transported to and from the brain to different parts of the human body. If damaged, messages carried via the nerve bundles that comprise the spinal cord aren’t able to transmit past the injury site. Consequently, depending on the location and severity of damage suffered to the spinal cord, an individual will experience partial to full loss of feeling and movement below the injury impact site.
The death of a spouse, child or other family member is often a difficult reality with which to cope. In cases where a loved one’s death occurred under questionable circumstances or resulted due to another individual’s actions; surviving family members may decide to take legal action.
When discussing motor vehicle accidents and the resulting injuries, we tend to focus on some of the more common types of physical injuries like those to the head, neck and back. Less discussed, however, are the emotional and mental injuries that you can’t see that may result from a traumatic brain injury or from trauma.
The dangers associated with cellphone use while driving have been well documented. However, anti-texting laws and numerous public safety and educational campaigns appear to be widely ineffective in stopping drivers from using cellphones as a recent study by the National Safety Council estimates that “a minimum of 27 percent of crashes involve drivers talking and texting on cellphones.”
Imagine never being able to walk again, having trouble breathing on one’s own and forever relying on a wheelchair and the assistance of others to accomplish even basic everyday tasks. For individuals who suffer spinal cord injuries, their lives and those of family members are forever changed.
Imagine driving along I-285 at 65 MPH and suddenly coming upon stopped traffic. In this type of scenario, even a driver with quick reflexes is likely to experience difficulty slowing down and stopping in time to avoid a collision. Now imagine that the driver in this scenario is behind the wheel of a 40 ton tractor-trailer truck.
Atlanta area residents have likely seen news footage of or read about commercial truck accidents in which someone was seriously injured or killed. In the vast majority of these accidents, drivers or passengers of personal vehicles are the unfortunate victims whose lives are claimed or irrevocably and adversely changed.