How long does it take to recover from traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are often referred to as the “silent epidemic” because, unlike a broken leg or laceration, this injury is harder to detect. The three leading causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States are falls, being struck by an object, and motor vehicle accidents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …

Why concussions should never be dismissed as a non-serious brain injury

How many times have we heard the phrase “it’s only a concussion.” For years, people have dismissed concussions, believing them to be non-serious injuries. However, research in recent years has determined concussions are serious with experts saying concussions can be a life-altering event. In fact, the medical community now categorizes concussions as mild traumatic brain …

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional causes injury or death to a patient through negligence. The carelessness could be caused by a doctor, nurse, therapist, hospital staff, or medical testing (i.e. radiology department), to name a few examples. In some cases, an injury could be permanent. This could result in the patient needing ongoing …

Common surgical errors and when to seek legal representation

Among the most serious medical malpractice incidents are surgical errors. Unfortunately, despite the recommendation of and increased use of checklists before surgery, about 4,000 surgical errors occur each year in the U.S. Common types of surgical errors There are numerous ways patients can be injured during the surgical process. The negligence could occur pre-surgery, during the procedure, …