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Teen with catastrophic injury discharged early from hospital

The family of an injured teenager says that their seriously injured 15-year-old son has been released to them from the hospital. Their son was in a serious accident that led to catastrophic injury to his brain, he was receiving treatment at the hospital since the car accident occurred last fall. While most families would be happy to get their son finally discharged from hospital care, this family disagrees. They say that their son is not yet medically fit to come home. Disagreements like this in New Mexico and elsewhere are common between insurance carriers and the individuals who rely on insurance money in the aftermath of a serious injury.

Man gains superior math skills after catastrophic injury

Many New Mexico residents who suffer a serious brain injury must live with painful after effects and disability for the rest of their lives. However, in one recently publicized case, a man who suffered a catastrophic injury to his brain developed a special math ability as he recovered from his injury. According to him, he never had any interest in mathematics prior to the injury.

Nissan recalls 990K automobiles due to serious injury risk

Owners of 2013 and 2014 Nissan models in New Mexico may have a reason to refrain from driving with passengers. According to the auto manufacturer, a defect in its computer-controlled airbag deployment system increases the risk of serious injury in the event of a car accident. In certain affected models the passenger-side airbag may fail to deploy.

The military's approach to permanent damages from brain injury

A traumatic brain injury is nothing that anyone expects to experience, and it is not usually until a family member suffers one that New Mexico residents begin to learn about them. Unfortunately, permanent damages associated with brain injuries, even mild ones, can arise after someone was injured in a foreign war. They are also suffered by car accident victims -- even to some who were only involved in a minor crash.

Family sues trampoline center over teen's permanent damages

A family has filed a personal injury lawsuit, blaming an indoor trampoline company for their son's brain injuries. According to the lawsuit, the family's 17-year-old boy suffered permanent damages while enjoying the facility's trampoline slide last summer. The plaintiffs allege that a problem with the slide caused the boy's injuries. Although this accident occurred out-of-state, recreational facilities in New Mexico are often dangerous too, and they can be the source of numerous life-altering accidents to unsuspecting victims.

Mother grieves after losing son to 13-year brain injury struggle

Her story may sound all too familiar to some parents in New Mexico. One of her four sons was involved in a serious car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. This was in 2000, when he was an 18-year-old high school senior. The accident rendered him unable to speak.

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