How a Peanut Butter Pretzel Led to a $29.5 Million Jury Award

The family of a model was recently awarded $29.5 million in a case when a pretzel caused extensive brain damage. The award, by a jury in a Las Vegas Nevada court, was entered against a health care service that the jury deemed negligent because the company failed in its duty of care to properly treat…

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New Blood Test Should Help ER Doctors Assess TBIs Sooner

It’s critical to diagnose traumatic brain injuries as soon as possible. The faster a diagnosis can be made, the faster patients can be treated. Early intervention may help minimize the severity of the injury. Traumatic brain injuries often occur due to accidents – such as car accidents, construction accidents, falls on the premises of a…

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Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries and Their Consequences

Catastrophic injuries are the type of injuries that can result in long-term, life-changing consequences. Medical professionals will likely categorize an injury as catastrophic if it involves something as significant as loss of vision, loss in the ability to breathe normally, loss in the ability to walk normally (or at all), and the like. The injury…

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Coronavirus Linked to Neurological Problems

As the country braces for another potential, partial shutdown over rising coronavirus numbers, new studies are being produced about the effects the disease is having. One such study has fund that about one in seven COVID patients will suffer neurological problems, even though the virus does not directly infect the brain or the nerves. Researchers…

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What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Mild traumatic brain injuries categorized as a concussion can occur due to a variety types of accidents, including car accident, slip and fall, or workplace accident. Most often, concussion symptoms are temporary in nature – they last for the short-term. However, in some cases a concussion develops into a condition known as post-concussion syndrome. The…

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