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Can I Drink Alcohol After A Traumatic Brain Injury?

alcoholic-1850052_1280-300x200.jpgAlcohol use and traumatic brain injury can both have a significant impact on an individual's ability to function and perform basic tasks. While there is nothing that prevents an individual from consuming alcohol following a traumatic brain injury, the following are important considerations for individuals with TBI.

Car Crashes: A Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries

pRollOverBW_shutterstock_78347797-240x161.jpgAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among all age groups in the United States, accounting for more than 14 percent of cases. Additionally, car accidents are the second leading cause of TBIs that result in death, accounting for about 26 percent or brain injury fatalities. Since Americans suffer approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries each year, this means that car crashes account for about 357,000 annually, or more than 900 each day. Other causes include falls, unintentional blunt trauma and assault.

Slip and Fall Accidents Account for 15% of Accidental Deaths

Slip and fall injuries are responsible for 15% of all accidental deaths in the US. This is second only to vehicle crashes. These injuries can happen indoors or outdoors, almost anywhere and many are preventable. Slip and Fall Statistics Slip and fall accidents are extremely common and may happen at home, in the workplace or at public facilities. Every year, over 8 million Americans visit the emergency due to a slip, trip or fall. Accidents involving slip and fall injuries are the most common reason for traumatic brain injuries and all medically treated injuries that are non-fatal in the US.... 

Elderly At Risk: Falls Leading Cause Of Death

Each year in the U.S., an average of 27,000 older people die from injuries sustained while falling, making falls the leading cause of accidental death for the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 million elderly people fell, and 7 million of them were injured. As the baby boomers age, the number of injuries and deaths caused by falls is expected to increase, making fall prevention important. A Slip And Fall Attorney: What The Elderly And Their Families Can Do In some cases involving elderly people who have fallen, the elderly person will not tell anyone... 

Tailgating Dangers to Avoid

Football season is in full swing for fans across the country, which means it is tailgating time. But one of America's favorite past times is fraught with risk and often people are sickened or injured during tailgating events. Some severe injuries are freak accidents, unlikely to happen to ordinary people enjoying a tailgate event. But others are more common, and often avoidable. In either case, the best way to pursue damages in the event of a mishap is by working with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Sunburn The early months of the season can be bright and wonderful, but access to... 

Jury Awards $70 Million to Boy Who Developed Breasts from Taking Risperdal

Andrew Yount of Tennessee developed breasts at the age of five from taking Risperdal, according to his lawyers. A 2012 study of Risperdal and its side effects found that autistic boys between the ages of 10 and 20 taking Risperdal were 14 percent more likely to have some type of sexual dysfunction. They were twice as likely to develop gynecomastia (non-cancerous increase of the male breast tissue). A Philadelphia jury ruled that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn doctors of Risperdal's side effects and also deliberately falsified, concealed or destroyed evidence relating to the... 

Safety Tips for Hosting Summer Pool Parties

Property owners who do not comply with all federal and local statutes for pool safety are at greatest risk of a lawsuit due to negligence. Also, failure to conduct regular inspections of the pool area to correct any unsafe conditions may leave a property owner liable for injuries to guests. Property owner liabilities for drowning and injuries One of the most important laws related to pool safety is the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. This act became law in December of 2008. Its purpose is to reduce the risk an injury and drowning caused by drain entrapment or other... 

Parents Vigilant After Slip And Fall Accidents

Each year close to 10 million Americans make a trip to the emergency room after a slip and fall accident. Bumps, bruises, broken bones are the most common complaints, but traumatic brain injury represents a significant risk. After a child is involved in a slip and fall accident, parents must remain aware of the warning signs of concussion and other brain injuries, and inform their doctor and slip and fall attorney when they notice a change in health or behavior.

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