Brain injuries are affecting thousands of people all across the country. Many people first begin experiencing problems when an impact to the head causes the soft tissues of the brain to hit the bony structures of the skull. When this happens, the slamming can cause injury to the tissue in the form of lesions or tears.
One of the most difficult consequences of a brain injury is that you may not be able to live a normal life ever again. For NFL athletes, many of whom devote their whole lives to football, a brain injury can be devastating for their careers. NFL star Rashean Mathis has been placed on injured reserve and will not play for the rest of the season after suffering a brain injury.
Every day, people in America are involved in devastating accidents that leave them with severe injuries. Some of the most severe are traumatic brain injuries, which can have an effect on every aspect of a person's life. About 1.7 million traumatic brain injury deaths, hospitalizations and emergency room visits occur every year in the United States.
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect millions of people in this country every year. Typically, this type of injury occurs as a result of some sort of impact to the brain. A majority of brain injuries are caused by a blow or a jolt to the head or an object going through the skull. Motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls are some of the most common causes of brain injuries.
Last week, we discussed a tragic car accident resulting in a wrongful death suit against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Another racing accident has left one IndyCar driver dead as a result of a head injury. Head injuries are common in many motor vehicle accidents, whether they occur on Pittsburgh highways or the racetrack.
Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs impact millions of people in the United States. In fact, approximately 1.7 million deaths, emergency department visits and hospitalizations are related to these types of injuries. Pittsburgh residents suffer from TBIs as a result of many different types of accidents. Any trauma to the head or neck, whether it occurs in a car accident or as a result of a slip-and-fall, can cause damage to the brain.
For accident victims suffering from brain injuries, returning to life as they knew it before can prove extremely difficult. The brain is the most vital organ in the body and when it doesn't work the way it's supposed to, a person may struggle with things that used to come easily.
Last year, we discussed a serious truck accident involving actor and comedian Tracy Morgan. Morgan suffered critical injuries in the accident, including a traumatic brain injury. It has been almost a year since the accident. Morgan has said that he is still struggling to recover, and he continues to suffer from headaches, nosebleeds and memory problems. He also still requires a cane to walk. Morgan has said that he worries about whether he will be able to resume his life as a comedian.
When a woman in Pennsylvania is pregnant, it may be important for her to have regular monitoring of the baby and regular doctor appointments to ensure the baby is developing correctly and that there are not any serious problems with either the baby’s health or the health of the mother. Without proper monitoring, birth injuries may occur that lead to a difficult life for the child and the parents. Many things that happen while a child is developing may be prevented with the right technology and a doctor who is knowledgeable and does his or her job correctly.