Brain Injury Archives

Seek care for a brain injury at an appropriate facility

When Alameda residents suffer an injury or trauma to the head, it is crucial to get medical care as soon as possible. After all, these types of injuries are a factor in 50,000 deaths annually in this country. But new information suggests that the type of facility where victims obtain care for a brain injury is also an important factor in their outcome.

Brain injury victims at significantly higher risk of dementia

Sometimes, an injury suffered in an accident heals, and the victim makes a full recovery. Other times, the injury is something that the victim must adjust to for the rest of their life. In the case of a brain injury, the injury itself can lead to serious conditions that do not develop until many years after the accident.

When ski vacations lead to hospital visits, who's liable?

Ski vacations are a popular way to get out and enjoy the outdoors while taking in some serene winter landscapes. Californians have many options here in the state as well as in neighboring Utah and Colorado. But who exactly is liable in the event of an accident on a ski hill? The answer will depend on the details of the accident.

Lifetime costs of TBI can reach into the millions of dollars

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating injury that can upset the life plan of a California victim. A TBI can result from any number of negligence-based accidents such as car accidents, premises liability incidents and workplace traumas. Not all victims of TBI will recover from their accidents and some may be significantly afflicted for their entire lives.

Ski accidents in CA: Examples, injuries and potential remedies

California is a state known for beautiful beaches, wine country and wonderful weather. It is also a state with many winter outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding. Although enjoyable, these winter sports come with some risks.

Does CA have a statute of limitations?

A victim injured by another's negligent or reckless actions generally has the chance to hold that person accountable through a lawsuit. In many states, including California, this form of legal relief is only available for a certain period of time. This is the statute of limitations.

Examining the basics of brain injuries

Although it's a comforting thought that a serious medical situation will never happen to you, there are around 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year. While these statistics are nowhere near a guarantee that you or someone you love will experience a brain injury, those who are in such situations know how devastating they can be. Knowing the basics of such incidents, however, can allow for a greater understanding of how they affect people and what tolls they can take.

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