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Florida accident victims could develop apraxia

Certain types of brain damage can cause a condition known as apraxia. Generally affecting the muscle coordination portion of the brain, people suffering from the condition will experience difficulty when attempting to produce speech, therefore creating a communication barrier.

Brain injuries can impact different body functions

For sufferers in Florida and other parts of the country, brain injuries can have a major effect on their ability to function in different ways, depending on the side of the brain affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 2.4 million people suffer brain injuries in the United States as a result of falls, car crashes or assaults. As each side of the brain has a different job, a brain injury on one side or both can bring different symptoms.

Brain injuries may age the brain

People in Florida who sustain brain injuries often suffer from a range of secondary conditions. According to a doctor from Imperial College London, inflammation in the brain after a brain injury could lead to other conditions that could cause further brain damage later on. Some researchers believe that brain injuries may even lead to the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Basic safety initiatives greatly reduce tragedies in childbirth

The potential liability for tragic outcomes during delivery causes doctors' liability insurance rates to soar. Fortunately, Florida obstetricians, nurses and future parents can find hope in a Public Citizen Report that relates the impressive results produced as four organizations implemented new childbirth safety initiatives over the course of 15 years. Each organization used similar, basic methods to reduce the prevalence of devastating outcomes during childbirth.

Fight back and get compensation for your injuries in Miami

Have you been hurt in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury or other catastrophic injury in Miami? Catastrophic injuries are just that; they change your life forever and can change the lives of those around you, too. You may be filled with grief or hatred for those who caused your injuries, but instead of living in anger, you can take steps to get justice for what has happened to you.

How helmet laws affect your rights after an accident in Florida

Imagine getting into an accident that is someone else's fault, but then you're told that you may not be able to be compensated because you didn't wear a helmet. In Florida, you're required to wear a helmet if you're under 21 or don't have enough medical insurance; additionally, you have to wear eye protection regardless of whether or not you wear a helmet.

Cognitive problems caused by TBI

Florida residents who may have suffered a traumatic brain injury may possibly experience a loss of cognition and mental ability. Thinking skills and mental tasks are sometimes more difficult for people with TBIs. These negative effects are not consistent from person to person, and they may be hard to predict. However, it is common for them to be of long duration or permanent.

Florida family sues school district over son's brain injury

The parents of a high school football player have filed a negligence lawsuit against a Tampa school district in connection with a brain injury that put their son in the hospital. Last year, on Oct. 9, 2013, the highschooler was playing catch on the football field when he hit his head on a paint machine used to line the field.

Understanding the basics of traumatic brain injuries

A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force impacts the head sufficiently enough to affect the brain's functions. Some Florida residents may not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries are a public health issue in America.

Wrongful deaths in Florida: Your right to compensation

As a person who has faced a spinal cord or brain injury or lost a loved one to an accident, it's important that you regain as much of your health as possible and are able to deal with the death of your loved one. You may not be able to work, could be suffering from pain that isn't easy to relieve or you could be stuck in a hospital and working through months of recuperation. On top of that, your loved one, a passenger or driver of the vehicle you were in, has now passed away.

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