Medical Malpractice Cerebral Palsy
As those that live with it or have a family member afflicted with it know, cerebral palsy is a disorder affecting muscle coordination and voluntary movements. It affects both children and adults. The disorder typically stems from a non-progressive brain injury or malformation either in the womb or in the early stages of development. Most...
Every year, millions of Americans suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after being injured in car accidents, sports games, falls, assaults, and combat. A person affected by a TBI can suffer from symptoms ranging from headaches and dizziness to seizures, comas, paralysis, and death. Previously, the only way to diagnose a TBI was to perform...
Epilepsy is a common and often debilitating brain disorder which can affect up to 4% of the country’s population. People who suffer from epilepsy are plagued by seizures, which can range from brief episodes which are barely noticeable to long, convulsive medical emergencies. Epilepsy can be either genetic or acquired, meaning that the condition may...
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often interfere with the injured person’s ability to sleep. TBI patients are plagued by insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, and mixed up phases of sleep. While many people without a TBI also suffer from sleep issues, a recent study suggests that getting a good night’s sleep may be even more important for...
Thousands of people around the world live their lives with the assistance of a brain shunt, which drains excess fluid from the brain. Excess cerebral fluid, a condition known as hydrocephalus, can be a congenital condition caused by spina bifida or another spinal malformation, or may be a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI),...
Childhood is full of bumps and bruises. From sports injuries to falls off a bike, children tend to injure themselves frequently. Unfortunately, children are especially susceptible to brain injuries when they hit their heads. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in...
When a person suffers a brain injury, the immediate concern is what type of long-term damage the injury will cause. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often result in physical, mental, and emotional disabilities that may never heal. Even if a person with a TBI is able to resume some normal function after treatment and therapy,...
It is no secret that the American population is aging. As the baby boomers reach retirement age and beyond, the average age of the population of the United States will dramatically increase, and our country’s most urgent medical needs will change. A study by the Journal of Neurosurgery indicates that the country’s medical practice is...
According to a new study, doctors may be able to assess patients for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) by using the patient’s sense of smell. The study involved 231 military members who were being treated for injuries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The soldiers were all evaluated for brain injuries, and also had their...
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are life-changing injuries which may never completely heal. Unlike a broken arm, the brain has a limited ability to generate new cells, which means that the effects of a brain injury are often permanent. Though the victim of a TBI may never be completely back to normal, our brains are...
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