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What are the different types of amnesia?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell if you or a loved one in Rhode Island is suffering from amnesia because there are many different forms of the condition. Some symptoms may be more obvious, but others can be less noticeable. Here are the different types of amnesia and their symptoms from Healthline.com

The hidden costs of long-term disability

When you are facing providing the long-term disability care for a loved one in Rhode Island, one of the most common things you may think about is what the cost will be. Monetarily, the charges can run up into several thousands of dollars every year. Often, home nurse visits and doctor visits will be frequent and supplemental medication and support will be necessary for the survival of your loved one.  While these are expensive, we at Karns Law Group know that you may have other costs that are not counted in dollars.

What happens after a coma?

One of the most severe effects of a traumatic brain injury is a coma or vegetative state. This is a difficult, confusing time for anyone watching over a friend or family member in Rhode Island, but it can be overwhelming to think about what life might be like even if your loved one does wake up. The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center details some of the most realistic expectations you can have if you are caring for someone in this position.

How can I recognize traumatic brain injury in my child?

There are a variety of accident types that can lead to a traumatic brain injury in a child in Rhode Island. The Brain Injury Alliance reports that just over half a million children under the age of 19 are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year. While the causes of each injury vary, another 62,000 children are so severely injured from a TBI that they require hospitalization and additional treatment. Over 2,600 fatalities of those under the age of 14 are reported each year. If you are a parent or involved in teaching or coaching children, you need to be aware of the signs that signal a brain injury so that help can be sought immediately.

How costly is neglecting a helmet?

Many states mandate helmets for all motorcycle riders, but Rhode Island allows you to ride without one if you are over a certain age. In four states, all motorcyclists are free to ride without helmets, no matter what age you are. The Neuroscience Institute at the University Hospital released a study showing why it is important for states to require helmets for all motorcycle riders.

The average cost of a traumatic brain injury

Significant head injuries claim many lives each year in Rhode Island and many other states. For those who survive, the consequences can be devastating physically, emotionally and financially. The Centers for Disease Control states that the number of Americans who live with the consequences and disabilities from a severe traumatic brain injury is around 5.3 million.

Traumatic brain injury can have long term effects

For victims of traumatic brain injury in Rhode Island, there is often concern regarding long term effects. While some are able to make a full recovery from their injuries, others face a variety of significant complications, which can include both physical and psychological impairments. In some instances, these consequences can be devastating, especially when they have an impact on cognitive or emotional faculties.

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