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September 2013 Archives

Traumatic Brain Injury - A Child's Recovery

It is important for the child with a traumatic brain injury to get back to school as soon as possible and the educators must be made aware of the injury. The school must be aware and it must be identified that the child has a traumatic brain injury. The school must perform an assessment to specify the cognitive challenges of the child. Classroom accommodations must be made in order to help the child with learning and emotional disabilities.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Progressive Effect on a Child

Traumatic brain injury is extremely common in children as it is in adults. Traumatic brain injury in children up to age 14 results in nearly 3,000 deaths, over 37,000 hospitalizations and just under 500,000 emergency department visits. Traumatic brain injury in children has a progressive effect as the child's brain is still developing when it is injured.

Workers' Compensation - Unknown Victims of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury that occurs at work, such as the recent case in Rhode Island where a worker died after a 70 foot fall from the Mt. Hope Bridge in Bristol, can have a wide number of implications. One incident can involve Workers' Compensation benefits, Third Party Liability, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Violations, and more. However, one thing that many people may not realize at the time is the effect that witnessing a catastrophic incident can have on co-workers.

Conflicting reports in Rhode Island pedestrian accident

Honesty is a virtue that is instilled in many individuals at a young age. The ability to tell the truth, even when its consequences may not be to one's benefit, is not always easy to do. It sometimes takes a thorough examination of multiple witness reports for Rhode Island authorities to determine the cause of a pedestrian accident. A recent incident in Fall River is still under investigation as law enforcement officials have received conflicting reports from witnesses and one of the parties involved in the crash.

Recreational Injuries - Youth Sports Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 2.6 million children of all ages up to 19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation related injuries. Recreational injuries are by definition physical as all of the various forms of recreation have to do with physical activity. Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part of healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids, but injuries can and do occur.  Recreational injuries can be prevented if there are guidelines and safeguards in place. 

Man killed in pedestrian accident on a Rhode Island highway

The sudden loss of a loved one or family member can be a life-altering experience that no individual ever wants to face. The emotional toll is overwhelming and finding a way to recover and move on can seem impossible. Unfortunately, traffic accidents involving pedestrians are one of the top causes of death in the country. A recent pedestrian accident in Rhode Island claimed the life of a 22-year-old man.

Car Accidents - Distracted Driver Liability

Many car accidents are caused by the other vehicle being driven by a distracted driver who is not concentrating on the operation of his car and negligently strikes another car causing injury. There are many forms of distraction that give rise to liability and car accidents including distraction caused by someone smoking, playing with the radio, drinking or eating or both, and most especially, regarding modern technology, talking on the cell phone or worse yet texting. The distracted driver talking on the cell phone or texting that is more into his or her conversation than operating the vehicle causes that driver to be totally distracted and hit the other car and cause the collision and injuries.

4 Rhode Island teenagers were injured in a serious car accident

A group of four Rhode Island teenagers were injured in a serious car accident in late August, when their vehicle allegedly veered off the road and collided with a tree. A car accident that involves teens often requires additional investigation, especially when there is not another vehicle involved. The families and those involved can feel strained anxiety, the physical pain of healing and perhaps the emotional trauma of what they may have experienced.

Rhode Island car accident kills 1, injures another

When a person is injured in a Rhode Island car accident, their family members usually are filled with grief. This sadness may soon become rage if speeding, which can be treated as an act of negligence, caused the lethal accident. The injured person and their family have the right to seek monetary compensation in an effort to ease pain and sufferingeven if the person who caused the accident has already died in the car accident.

Traumatic Brain Injury - Dizziness

People that suffer from a traumatic brain injury suffer multiple symptoms that can include post-traumatic dizziness or vertigo. These symptoms of dizziness occur in a large percentage of the cases in addition to other symptoms including cognitive problems, behavioral problems and physical impairments. Post-traumatic dizziness or vertigo has obvious symptoms of feeling like your head is spinning or losing your balance. The same force that causes the traumatic brain injury such as a blow to the head or coup - contracoup (the shaking of the head back and forth or sideways) can cause post-traumatic dizziness.

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