The human brain is an amazing organism, but it's also pretty delicate-there's a good reason it's encased in the hard shell of the human skull. Often, even a minor jolt to the brain can cause cognitive dysfunction-more than a million people seek medical treatment every year for brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). When you've sustained a brain injury, there are specific steps you need to take to protect your legal interest.
Fetal heart monitoring is essential in alerting nurses and doctors to potential problems during birth. During labor, fetal heart monitoring can signal the onset of fetal distress and other problems that may result in the need to perform a C-section or undertake certain delivery maneuvers during birth. In most cases, fetal distress results in insufficient oxygen to the brain, resulting in cerebral palsy and other hypoxic injuries. The long-term effect of hypoxic brain injury can include cognitive impairment, physical and mental development difficulties, brain damage, and speech problems.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries every year in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries often occur when a victim suffers a violent blow to the head or when a foreign object penetrates his or her skull. The CDC reports that from 2002 through 2006, there were 52,000 deaths each year, on average, attributed to traumatic brain injuries. Those victims that survive the accident face a lifetime of traumatic brain injuries-related disabilities. This includes roughly 5.3 million people in the U.S. alone. Read more at http://www.digitaljournal.com
PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL HELP IN FREEHOLD, TOMS RIVER AND PT PLEASANT SINCE 1985
When you break a bone the naked eye or an X-ray can detect the break. When you suffer severe lacerations, the need for medical care is clear. But how can loss due to brain injuries be detected and proven?