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Pennsylvania teen suffers head injury after accident

Pennsylvania vehicle accidents can have severe consequences, including life-changing injuries. A young teen is suffering from a head injury after a recent train accident in Phoenixville. The 14-year-old was found near railroad tracks after he was struck by part of a Norfolk Southern train. This is one of three train-pedestrian accidents that have occurred since May.

The evolution of medical malpractice

As the world of medical insurance evolves, patients, healthcare workers and organizations in Pennsylvania and around the nation will be watching to see if changes will also be coming to the world of medical malpractice. Medical errors account for the third largest number of deaths in America according to recent statistics. From traumatic brain injury to medication errors and beyond, the range of injuries is great and the consequences can be severe.

When teens suffer brain injuries, it is a long road to recovery

There a variety of ways in which someone could injure his or her head. From a car accident to a workplace injury, from medical malpractice to a fall, catastrophic brain injuries are all around us in Pittsburgh. What many of us may not realize, however, is that these traumatic injuries are not restricted to adults. In fact, there are a number of teenagers and adolescents who develop brain injuries, and many are on a long road to recovery. Sadly, some will never completely recover.

It's hard to predict the effects of traumatic brain injuries

When someone in Pittsburgh is involved in a car accident, the injuries are often readily apparent. Maybe the individual has broken bones that are set in a cast. Maybe he or she has been burned. Maybe there is even some internal bleeding that appears as deep bruising. One injury that may not be apparent, however, is an injury to the brain.

Physician handoff procedure changes may improve patient safety

Medical errors are a serious area of concern to patients and their family members in Pennsylvania. With the rate of such errors believed to be far greater than once thought, more people are aware of the risks. An instance of medical malpractice can leave a patient with a permanent disability that may require a lifestyle change, such as with a brain injury. For some people, a surgical mistake can even lead to death.

The future of bicycle safety could protect against brain injuries

It should be no surprise to the people of Pittsburgh that bicycle accidents can lead to brain injuries. Certainly, if a cyclist isn't wearing a helmet it can increase the risk of traumatic injuries, but bikers' brains may be at risk even with a helmet on. The fact of the matter is, if a car hits a bicyclist, the injuries are going to be severe, even if the cyclist is otherwise careful. A negligent driver can easily cause brain injuries in even the safest of bikers.

The role genes play in traumatic brain injury recovery

There are very few injuries that are more frightening than those to the brain. The brain can be resilient and recover after even some of the worst injuries, or something as minor as a concussion can drastically alter a person's personality, mood and behavior for life. And how do physicians determine how to treat or even what kind of traumatic brain injury an individual has suffered? Mostly by waiting to see what kind of damage has been done.

Proposed birth injury fund in Maryland draws support, criticism

Expectant Pennsylvania parents typically await the arrival of their children with great joy. The birth process itself is part of the anticipation with many mothers focused heavily on a beautiful experience when bringing their babies into the world. While many times these dreams are able to become realities, other times very different realities emerge. Birth injuries can and do happen and they have the power to render what would otherwise have been healthy babies seriously injured.

Vigilance required when dealing with brain trauma

The world of personal injury is extremely broad with a great number of types of injuries that can be sustained. Whether from a motor vehicle accident, a slip-and-fall, a medical mistake or something else, the result of such injuries can leave Pennsylvania victims needing long-term care and facing high medical expenses, often due to a permanent disability. In the world of medical malpractice, some common injuries can include brain trauma, birth injuries, surgical errors and more.

Brain-injured girl receives large settlement from birth injury

Medical errors are one of the most potentially frightening events that a person could ensure. When seeking medical care, Pennsylvania residents put their lives in the hands of others, trusting in the quality and effectiveness of the treatment and attention they will receive. For pregnant mothers, the issue can be even more complicated as concerns for their as-yet unborn children take precedence. Birth injuries are among the most devastating experiences for parents and can leave newborn babies in need of long-term care due to serious injuries or various forms of permanent disability.

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