As school begins again, it is time to think about a topic that affects millions of people each year: traumatic brain injuries, particularly those related to sporting activities. Each year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that as many as 3.8 million people will be affected by a TBI, with about 10 percent of those coming from sports and recreational activities. For children, at least 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries are sports-related.
It is not enough to understand the causes of back pain, the types of back injuries, or the problems that you can experience as a result of trauma to your spinal cord or soft tissues. You must also know what to do if you experience an injury to your back as a result of an accident. Whether the injury was caused by a fall, a vehicle crash, or through some other means, it is very important that you take steps to protect yourself and secure your right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs.
Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, account for a large number of the personal injury cases that are classified as “life-altering” or “very serious” each year. The fact is that an SCI is very likely to have effects, such as partial or total paralysis, that must be treated with expensive medical care for life. However, what many people do not realize is that a spinal cord injury can have effects that go far beyond paralysis or loss of muscle control. In some cases, the injured person’s life expectancy can be compromised by other effects of an SCI, such as suppression of long-term immune functions.
Neck injuries are one of the most common types of personal injuries, particularly after a car accident or slip and fall. However, it is not always easy to tell when you have suffered a neck injury, and many victims fail to seek prompt treatment as a result. How can you tell if you have a neck injury, and what should you do if you suspect you may have sustained trauma to your neck?
According to a recent clinical study, people who have suffered spinal cord injuries also suffer from an associated increased risk of chronic heart function problems. The study examined individuals who have suffered an SCI and compared their heart function at various stages to those in other groups. They found that early interventions, particularly those that … Read more
Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, account for tens of thousands of accidents across the United States. More than 300,000 people are living with SCIs at any given time in this country. Spinal cord damage remains one of the leading causes of permanent disability and death among accident victims. Here are a few facts about SCIs and how they impact Americans every day.
If you have been injured by another party’s negligence, it is only right that you receive compensation from that person or entity to pay for your damages. You may have medical bills, legal bills, and increased living expenses that quickly add up. Many victims file personal injury lawsuits against the person, company or agency responsible for their injuries. However, in some cases, the defendant tries to show that the victim was also at fault–at least partially. Those cases are what are known as “comparative negligence” cases, and they can result in a reduction of the amount the victim can recover. In some cases, the victim in a comparative negligence case may recover nothing at all.
Personal injury encompasses a wide variety of injuries and illnesses caused by someone else’s negligence. Everything from food poisoning to dog bites can be considered a personal injury if someone else was responsible for the harm caused to another person. However, there are some types of personal injury that cause much more devastating and long-lasting damage than others. Among the worst types of personal injuries, excluding wrongful death, are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs).