Everyone knows how incapacitating and costly a traumatic brain injury can be. Every year in New Mexico, numerous individuals suffer from brain injuries after being involved in a serious accident. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an app that could help in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.
Whether it's a bus, taxi or passenger car, many people in New Mexico travel in some type of vehicle at least once a day. While most might feel relatively safe behind the wheel or in a passenger seat, a catastrophic injury is an unfortunate possibility from even a relatively minor accident. Receiving compensation for this type of injury can seem straightforward enough, but it's not uncommon for the insurance company or another liable party to attempt to give victims the run around.
Parents spend countless hours watching over their toddlers as they learn to navigate through their world, in order to prevent harm from befalling them. According to a recent study, parents have good reason to worry, since the majority of children under two who suffer a serious injury to their brains may do so through falls. Parents in New Mexico and across the country may be interested in learning more about the researchers' findings.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious and debilitating condition that can have permanent negative consequences. Recently, a great deal of attention has been brought to TBI and its numerous symptoms by professional athletes who have suffered from the condition. This has helped individuals who do not work in the medical field -- and individuals who have not suffered a serious accident involving TBI -- to understand the condition.
A study conducted by hospital researchers indicates that approximately 50 percent of homeless men have suffered from a traumatic brain injury. Most of the catastrophic injury cases happened prior to the men losing their homes. According to the doctor who led the study, the findings could help to explain the behavioral challenges from which many homeless men suffer.
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.
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.