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Catastrophic Injuries Archives

Caregiver concerns for loved ones with spinal cord injuries

If you are the caretaker for a loved one with a spinal cord injury, you already know the heavy toll it can take on your physical and mental health. You may have to pull dual duty as the caregiver and breadwinner, leaving precious little time to meet your own needs. Your own health can suffer as a result.

Catastrophic injuries can result from highway collisions

North Carolina residents who have survived crashes with big rigs on the highway may be left with catastrophic injuries that forever alter their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Below are a few of the conditions they may be facing for which they might seek financial compensation.

Seek compensation for traumatic brain injuries

If you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, long after the physical effects of the injury have healed, there may still be negative repercussions. You may notice that your relationships with others have undergone changes or that your loved one or family member no longer relates to you in the same way.

Understanding rights can help to prevent nursing home abuse

North Carolina residents with loved ones in nursing homes may worry about the quality of care their family members or friends are receiving. While isolated instances of nursing home abuse may occur, understanding the legal rights of the residents of nursing homes can reduce the likelihood of neglect and abuse in extended care facilities.

Medical device could promote spread of cancer in women

When a medical device is made available to health care providers, the assumption is that it is safe for patients. Furthermore, doctors opting to use the device could also be considered another acknowledgement of safety and effectiveness. However, recent actions taken by Johnson & Johnson, a major medical device manufacturer, are causing significant concern.

2 boys suffer catastrophic injuries after bounce house incident

Many North Carolina families rent bounce houses for their children to play in on special occasions such as birthday parties and holidays. Sometimes, the children play a little too rough and suffer scrapes or bruises, but they don't typically suffer from anything too severe. However, two children are recovering from catastrophic injuries after the bounce house they were playing in suddenly lifted up into the air, and they fell to the ground.

Man may not get compensation after personal injury dog bite

Dog bites are not always the most news-worthy topics -- but a dog bite that cost the victim $60,000? That definitely calls for a second look. One North Carolina man said he has suffered serious personal injury because of a dog attack in his neighborhood, which left his left hand with permanent problems. Even though the man's medical costs are sky-high, the victim will not receive recompense; the owner of the dog has been deemed not liable for the animal's actions.

Cognitive disease correlated with brain injury rises in veterans

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been making big news after the high-profile diagnosis of several professional athletes. North Carolina military members may find this condition particularly disconcerting, considering the increasing rates of ALS among military veterans. Although researchers are not yet sure why veterans are twice as likely to develop this serious condition that can be caused by brain injury, experts and advocates alike are reaching out to improve the quality of life for those suffering from the condition.

Brain injury victims may benefit from implantable technology

Many military members suffer from memory loss after receiving serious brain injuries while in combat. Now, new research funded by the Pentagon may provide the key to reversing memory loss suffered by civilians during brain injury events. The new technology seems promising, especially after a decade of failed tries at pharmaceutical remedies for memory loss after brain injury. Now, a new type of implantable probe may be used to help those who have suffered brain injury that resulted in memory loss.

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